Rogue 24 is all about the unexpected, from its location—a sleek dining room hiding in an industrial alley—to chef R.J. Cooper's wildly imaginative dishes and the theater-like setup where the kitchen acts as a culinary stage. You'll have a front-row seat to the action with today's Gourmet offer: the debut of Cooper's eight-course "Evolution" menu, drink pairings (beer, wine, and cocktails), a welcome cocktail, and petit fours to take home ($125). Or, experience the chef's food on a smaller scale with a cocktail and three bar bites in the salon ($30). Both menus are available Tuesdays through Fridays, do not include tax and gratuity, and require reservations (seatings are limited).
Cooper, who won a James Beard Award while at Vidalia, opened Rogue 24 last year with some of DC's most innovative dishes, previously only available in 16- and 24-course menus. While he's intent on keeping the exact Evolution lineup under wraps, consider some components of his current menu, full of creations that challenge diners' senses: carrot Jell-O, onion ice cream, liquefied olive, kimchi "cracklins", Champagne foam, tweezers as utensils, and smoke-filled jars as plateware.
The unconventional cocktails are no less detailed than the food; look for drinks with hand-crafted spirits that are infused using a roto-evaporator, and touches like perfumed ice, and house-made syrups and bitters.
Your meal might be a series of surprises, but we know one thing you can expect: lots of thrilling, unique, inventive, and exciting dishes and drinks that add up to one incredible experience.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 7, 2012
New Eight-Course "Evolution" Menu with Drink Pairings, Welcome Cocktail, and Take-Home Petit Fours ($125) or One Cocktail with Three Bar Bites in the Salon ($30)
- from $125