Just because Satay owner Rommanee "Foo" Swasdee shuttered her long-running Southeast Asian restaurant in June and is technically retiring, it doesn't mean the food science doctor is keeping still. On the heels of the shutter, she announced that she was going to open Sumptuary, a pop-up kitchen space for chefs.
Sumptuary’s aim is to allowing established and budding chefs to try their hands with new ideas and see what sticks. The space will also be available for private events.
Everything is being designed by Kevin Stewart. The kitchen is rentable, as are the dining spaces, which includes indoor and outdoor seating, along with a coffee bar. The building is still under construction,
though the address isn’t known, and there isn’t a projected opening date available yet Update, September 8: Turns out Sumptuary isn’t going too far—it’s taking over Satay’s space on 3202 Anderson Lane.
A similar concept in Austin is Swoop House's Supper Friends, which hosts local and visiting chefs for one-off dinners. Other pop-up dinner series in Austin include Victoria Provisions from Jesse DeLeon with a Southern Texas coastal-bent and De La Terre.
- Sumptuary [Official]
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