Surprise Southern Fare

Olamaie restaurant will host pop-up dinners across Texas, starting at Lenoir in August

Olamaie will host pop-up dinners across Texas, starting at Lenoir

One restaurant set to open in central Austin this winter is making summer waves with a series of special dinners in Austin and Dallas. Olamaie, a new Southern cuisine/farm-to-table concept slated for an early winter opening, will host a series of pop-up dinners starting at Lenoir in August.

From August 6 - 10, Olamaie will take over the South Austin kitchen to give hungry diners a peek into its elevated Southern-inspired menu from co-executive chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas. After five nights at Lenoir, Olamaie's show will hit the road with additional pop-ups in Dallas and Austin throughout the fall.

The dinners will feature what are sure to become signature Southern dishes for the restaurant. Items include biscuits with chicken grease and honey butter; cucumber salad with buttermilk, burnet, pickled onion, soft herbs and peanut; smoky hen with tomato jus, braised peanuts, field peas and sorghum cipollini; and peanut pie with buttermilk ice cream, caramel and gulf salt.

The full pop-up schedule is as follows:

August 18: Pop-up at Nonna in Dallas
August 25: Pop-up at FINO in Austin
September 23Pop-up at Lenoir in Austin
September 29: Pop-up at ASTI Trattoria in Austin
October 6: Pop-up at Driftwood in Dallas
Reservations for Olamaie's pop-up dinners are being accepted now.
Tastemaker restaurant Lenoir interior light and airy wooden table
Olamaie, which is set to open this winter, will host pop-up dinners in Dallas and Austin this summer. Photo by Hayden Spears