The chef-owner of the former Palena restaurant in Cleveland Park has found a new – and temporary – home with Bread Furst.
Frank Ruta and Palena pastry chef Aggie Chin will collaborate on evening meals at Mark Furstenberg’s bakery, at 4434 Connecticut Avenue. According to the Washington Post:
[box]The multi-course, family-style dinners, billed as Bread Feast, are expected to begin Thursday, Sept. 11. Diners will need to check the Bread Furst Web site for the rotating menu and to make reservations. Seating will be limited for each service, Furstenberg says….[/box]
And according to the Washington City Paper:
[box]There will be only one seating per night. Furstenberg plans to add a 20-foot communal table to the bakery, and with the outdoor patio, he hopes to seat around 30. The exact cost of the dinners isn’t set yet, but Furstenberg promises something moderately priced.[/box]
Our first instinct was to call it a pop-up restaurant. But Mark Furstenberg takes issue with the term, telling the City Paper, “I’m much too old to be popping up.”
But not too old to experiment.