Big news from chef RJ Cooper: Rogue 24 will soon offer an à-la-carte menu.
“Shaw has changed into this tremendously young, urban community who don’t want to spend two or three hours dining,” Cooper says. “We’re still modernist, still playful, but we have to give the community what they want.”
When the avant garde eatery opened in 2011, only two options were available: either a 16- or 24-course tasting menu. Cooper and his team have diversified the selection since, currently offering a ten-course “jaunt,” and a smaller cocktail tasting at the Spirits Bar. Now diners will be able to order more traditionally portioned, individual dishes in the main dining room from what he’s calling a “back to the basics” menu, as well as the 24-course “progression” tasting for $125. Cooper says the à la carte offerings will begin after Rogue’s version of the RAMW’s summer restaurant week (a.k.a. Restaurant Week Gone Rogue) in mid-to-late August.
It’s a big month for Cooper, as his second restaurant, Gypsy Soul, debuts in the Mosaic District on Wednesday. Stay tuned for more details on Rogue’s new menu, as well as a preview of the Virginia project.
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