Allen Suh has vacated his post at Gaja in East Atlanta Village, as first reported by Christiane Lauterbach in Knife & Fork. Now the chef has a new pop-up in the works. Suh’s Ronen Knife series will take over the kitchen at The Sound Table each Wednesday, beginning September 14.
Karl Injex, owner of the Old Fourth Ward restaurant and nightclub, tells Eater Atlanta Ronen Knife will focus on fresh seafood and knifework, and it will “embrace the Japanese-leaning ethos of Allen's popular 'Gato Arigato' concept, while further exploring new ideas and techniques.”
On the menu, look for dishes such as “hamachi and eggs,” sweetbread gyoza, unagi doughnuts, and a limited “golden bowl” special: sliced kinmedai with “eyeball sauce.” Japanese beer, wine, and sake will be available to wash it all down, and The Sound Table bar manager Navarro Carr is planning a couple of “Eastern-oriented cocktails.”
Service begins at 6 p.m., and Injex encourages diners to arrive early.
Suh tells Eater Atlanta he recently debuted the concept during a one-night run in Asheville. He’s also planning a Ronen Knife dinner at Kimball House’s Bonanza side room on Sunday, September 18. Then new venture gets Suh back to his pop-up roots. The chef previously operated Gato Arigato out of Gato in Candler Park, and he followed that up with Jook #0 at Mother in Sweet Auburn.
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