Chef Adam Rose, who previously worked at H Street Kitchen, Il Palio and the short-lived Black House at Straw Valley, is now doing special events and pop-up dinners.
His new company, aRose Hospitality, is not intended as a catering company. Rather, Rose wants to offer private events in people’s homes or special pop-up dinners for up to 30 people at other restaurants.
“I want to cook as decadent food as I did at Il Palio or Black House,” Rose explained about these new dinners.
Rose’s first set of events are two truffle dinners at Wilson’s SoCo Farm and Food on Feb. 3 and 4. Diners pay $120 for a five-course tasting dinner with wine pairings that Rose will prepare with chef Jeremy Law, who owns SoCo. There are seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. To make a reservation, go to arosehospitality.com/workshops/
Rose said he has other events in the works at at Tarboro Brewing Co. in Tarboro.
Rose worked for several years as the executive chef at Il Palio, the Italian restaurant inside the high-end Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill. He left in 2014 to open Black House in Straw Valley Food + Drink in Durham, which closed in March 2015. (With Rose in the kitchen, Black House received a four-star review from longtime N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox.) Rose then became the opening chef at H Street Kitchen, a new restaurant on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street but left in September.