As has been detailed here previously, craft cocktails and haute bar food are the name of the game at Quench--opening May 22 in a strip mall just off Rockville's Traville Gateway Drive. Executive chef Richard Gunter has created a menu of locally sourced and seasonally changing items including corn beignets, shrimp ceviche, and fresh salads. The fare complements a long list of cocktails both classic and newfangled--"chief cocktail officer" Steve Oshana (Matt Allred is head bartender) is responsible for monikers like Tequila Mockingbird and the Kentucky Irby.
The suburban lounge has ambitious plans to expand--though no one's talking specifics, future locations are "in the hopper," according to Oshana.
For now, however, the Quench team is focused on opening day.