We love taking foodie field trips; I think it’s the best way to cultivate adventurous eaters. Ideally that would mean traveling the world to try all its culinary wares, but alas, our budget prohibits that.
Luckily, we are situated in an area where we have so many talented chefs and amazing restaurants to choose from, working with local produce and the freshest seafood across a variety of styles and cultural tastes. If we can’t find exactly what we are craving tonight in Delaware, an embarrassment of gustatory riches are just a reasonable date night’s drive away in Philly, NYC, DC, Baltimore, and more.
This Friday and Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd, there’s a culinary event happening in Rehoboth that no true foodie should miss! Home-grown Chef Jeffrey Stoneberger, currently of Charleston’s 2 Nixons, will return home to Delaware to collaborate with his friend, award-winning Chef Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.)
The two are hosting a “special two-night popup highlighting Mid-Atlantic ingredients with contemporary Asian flair” at a(MUSE.):
a five-course tasting menu ($69/person) with optional beverage pairings for dinner service, beginning at 5pm
a late-night, izakaya-style 2 Nixons takeover, serving Japanese street-food inspired eats—such as Stoneberger’s signature blue crab ramen and scrapple yakitori—à la carte 9 p.m. until close.
“It’s not often two young, entrepreneurial chefs born and raised in Delaware come together in a collaboration that totally celebrates this region,” Stoneberger says. “We both came up in haute fine dining, and our skillsets play beautifully together—and Hari is one of the most talented chefs in the country, in any direction.”
Cameron says, “We inspire each other. Working together for these events gives me an opportunity to get my cooks excited about working with someone of Jeffrey’s talent, while giving my guests a taste of something from a different viewpoint but still like-minded, grounded in technique and expressive of the Mid-Atlantic. We’re going to let the ingredients write the menu.”
a(MUSE.) is located at 44 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth. Make your reservations by calling (302) 227-7107 or on OpenTable.
About 2 Nixons: Serving next-level, nontraditional ramen and other Japanese- and Korean-inspired dishes cooked over binchōtan charcoal grills, Chef/Owner Jeffrey Stoneberger introduced 2 Nixons pop-up restaurant to Charleston, S.C., in October 2015. He draws from a childhood anchored in the crab culture of the Mid-Atlantic and a professional pedigree that includes experience working in some of the country’s most lauded kitchens, including Saison in San Francisco, Aggio in D.C., and McCrady’s in Charleston. His unvarying interest in exploring the depth, comfort, and grace of Asian flavor profiles guides him in his first solo restaurant project as he looks to go brick-and-mortar. Stoneberger’s hometown is Fenwick Island, Del. For more information on 2 Nixons, visit www.2nixons.com.
About a(MUSE.): Chef/Owner Hari Cameron opened a(MUSE.) along Rehoboth Beach’s Baltimore Avenue in 2012 to critical acclaim at the age of 29. Also proprietor of grandpa (MAC), he is a two-time James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (2016, 2015) and semifinalist for Rising Star Chef (2013). Earlier this year, a(MUSE.) was voted as the best restaurant in Delaware by Business Insider. Cameron is a Georgetown, Del., native. For more information on a(MUSE.), visit www.amuse-rehoboth.com.