Dave broke the news back in September that chef Dee Nguyen would open his Laguna Hills restaurant, Break of Dawn, for dinner seatings starting in 2012. Nguyen just announced more details via Facebook on just how limited those seats will be:
We are excited to announce our upcoming every-first-Friday-of-the-month dinner service, early 2012. Reserve now; seating is very limited. What do I want to eat when I go out? Food for cooks is what will be served.
When we pressed Nguyen for more details, he revealed only this:
It is so hard to find a place when we go out to eat. I want to feed loyal friends comfort, familiar, real grubs minus any froufrou and microgreens. Lol. I'm looking at 10 savory and 3 sweet, pricing from $12 to $20 (foie, of course). Time 6 to 8:30 [p.m.], so I can go home to my family. We'll see. . . .
Would it be wrong of us to call this once-a-month special event “Break of Dawn After Dark,” or is that too smarmy in a Skinemax sort of way? Would it also be wrong to call the event a pop-up within Nguyen's own restaurant, which is otherwise open only for breakfast and lunch? Maybe not, readers. In the meantime, we've already made our dinner reservations for the first Friday night in January. By the time you read this, that night will probably be booked solid, but call to confirm.