Baltimore startup haenyo will host two pop-up dinners at Rye in Fells Point on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Chef and co-founder Irvin Seo will prepare Korean dishes reminiscent of his childhood meals. Rye will offer Korean-inspired cocktails to pair with the meal. No reservations are required.
The small plates menu includes yukhoe (beef tartare), shrimp and kimchi mandu and spicy tteokbokki. Meat and vegetables are locally sourced from farms in Monkton and Gettysburg.
Collin Morstein, Seo’s co-founder who mostly handles duties outside the kitchen, said the pop-up events are “an enjoyable experience” for both the haenyo team and the restaurants, which usually provide the drink menu.
The haenyo dinners are the first in a series of pop-ups to be held at Rye after the restaurant installed a microkitchen in the back of the cozy space, Morstein said.
It’s also haenyo’s first dinner after the company’s one-year anniversary in May. After originating in Baltimore, the pair held several dinners in D.C., Philadelphia and New York.