Yep, we’re on the cutting edge here in Wilmington — we have a pop-up restaurant, right here in our own charming little town.
What is a pop-up, you ask?
It’s simply a temporary, one-night-only kind of restaurant, often housed in a current restaurant space for an evening, featuring some kind of interesting “theme.”
Here in Wilmington we have Canapé, founded by partners Matthew Gould, sous chef at Caprice Bistro, and Sean Pascarelli, bakery apprentice of La Gemma Italian Bakery, which last popped up at Manna downtown in August of this year.
The date of Canapé’s next pop-up culinary adventure was to be this Sunday, November 6 at San Juan Café off Wrightsville Avenue, but a check on their Facebook page and website this afternoon says the event has been cancelled, due to circumstances beyond their control. (It’s been on my calendar all week to write about Canapé and their forthcoming event tonight, then I started digging around and found the cancellation notice.)
The theme this time was to be street food from around the world, cleverly called “Canapé Street,” an idea I thought wildly interesting. The cancellation message promises they will be back in the Spring of 2012, so be on the look out for more culinary inventiveness then.