Openings and Closings

Chef Roy's Studio at Bangkok O-Cha: New Pop-Up Opens July 5

Chef Roy Villacrusis is quickly gaining a reputation as the pop-up king of South Florida. The poster chef for ADD seems to have a new concept restaurant opening every week -- which makes us happy beyond comprehension.

Fresh on the tails of his pop-up dinner with chef Eric Grutka this past Sunday, Villacrusis is launching his new pop-up restaurant, Chef Roy's Studio, at Bangkok O-Cha (2062 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.) in West Palm Beach.

The pop-up will serve multiple-course tasting menus three days a week, with each dinner offering 15 to 20 small courses created by Villacrusis.

Chef Roy's Studio will open July 5 for its first dinner service and will be open Thursday to Saturday evenings for dinner through late July. After that, Chef Roy's Studio will be open Tuesday to Saturday evenings through the fall.


Villacrusis told Clean Plate Charlie that the menu is completely

ingredient-driven. That also drives the price of the dinners, which

will be either $88 or $100, based on the products the chef chooses that evening. "Every evening's dinner is all based on the market

and what I get," said Villacrusis.

Think of it as a dinner stock

exchange. The chef is also planning smaller tasting menus with fewer

courses (and lower prices) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


The 16-seat pop-up will run for about five months. For reservations, call 561-632-7385. 


Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
Contact: Laine Doss