Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Opening: Rogue 24 opens July 27th!

Call soon to get your reservations!  James Beard Award–winning Chef RJ Cooper will open Rogue 24, a 52-seat urban fine dining restaurant in Washington, D.C., on July 27. The open kitchen, situated in the middle of the dining room, serves as the centerpiece of a “theater in the round” interactive dining experience. Guests will choose from the 16-course Progression menu or the 24-course Journey menu as a map to guide their culinary experience with Chef Cooper and his team of artisans.

Chef Cooper has assembled a team of experts in their field, whose creativity will enhance the guests’ experience. Matthew Carroll is the General Manager and Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. He was previously the wine director at 2941 in Falls Church, Va., and before that he was the sommelier at the prestigious Inn at Little Washington, also in Virginia. Chris Ford is the Le Cordon Bleu–trained Pastry Chef, formerly of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, Va. In 2010, Chef Ford was named a StarChefs Rising Star Pastry Chef. Hilda Staples and Judy Cooper are also partners of Rogue 24.

Derek Brown, the acclaimed mixologist behind the Columbia Room, will create the avant-garde cocktail program. The menu includes cocktails paired alongside the food and unique libations offered in the salon. All beverages will be crafted at a cocktail station and finished tableside. As the beverage program is an integral part of the entire menu, creative nonalcoholic pairings will also be offered.

The intimate space does not have a classic bar, but the 14-seat salon will feature à la carte dishes and a menu of handcrafted cocktails made with small-production, artisanal liquors. The salon does not require reservations and offers guests a taste of the Rogue 24 experience.

Reservations accepted for a maximum of six guests will be available one month (to the date) in advance, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A credit card is required to hold the reservation, and cancelations must be made 72 hours in advance to avoid a full charge. Any dietary restrictions must be disclosed at the time of reservation. Reservations for July 27 will be available on July 14 by calling Bonji Beard at the restaurant, 202-408-9724. Previously, Bonji was the lead reservationist for Minibar by José Andrés. 

Location:        922 N St. NW (Rear), Washington, DC 20001, located to the rear of N St. in Blagden Alley 

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