Young and Hungry

Laotian, Korean Pop-Ups Coming to Quench

Last week, the former chef and mixologist of Quench reunited for a pop-up dinner. Now, Quench is getting in on the pop-up action itself.

The restaurant is hosting a series of guest chef pop-ups on Sundays and Mondays featuring up-and-coming chefs and new culinary concepts. The first is a Laotian dinner on Dec. 2 from private chef Donn Souliyadeth, an Arlington native who has experience in French, American, and Italian cuisine but wanted to honor the cooking his mother taught him. The $50 meal includes dishes like gang pa fish soup, herbed black cod, and braised oxtail.

On Dec. 16, Pyongyang Gang, the Korean pop-up at The Blaguard, will be heading to Quench for a four-course Korean feast ($40). It will be your first chance to check out chef Michael Thompson's food beyond kimchi pork belly burgers and sweet and spicy fried chicken wings.

Another pop-up planned for the future will consist of food made exclusively from local farms. In the meantime, you can get tickets for the Laotian dinner here and for the Pyongyang Gang dinner here.

Quench, 9712 Traveille Gateway Dr., Rockville; (301) 424-8650; quenchnation.com.

Quench photo by Jessica Sidman

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