Limited seating for the return of Taste of Quiessence

The award-winning farm to table restaurant Quiessence at The Farm is bringing back its popular Taste of Quiessence dinner experience. As with previous years there is limited seating for the dinners created by chef Dustin Christofolo. The twelve dinners will feature dishes prepared with ingredients from The Soil & Seed Garden at The Farm along with ingredients from local vendors.

12 diners per evening will enjoy the special dinners offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays June 4th – 27th. The three course dinners will change weekly based on ingredients available in the farm. An amuse bosche may be prepared from chef Christofolo. Possible dishes may be…..

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Cucumber soup. All photos courtesy of Quiessence at The Farm

Chilled Armenian Cucumber Soup with Soil & Seed Garden Tomatoes, Cucumber Ribbons, Grilled Melon Relish, Crème Fraiche, Frito Misto Pineapple Mint.

Hand crafted Potato Gnocchi with Zucchini, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Parisian Carrots, Leeks, Mint.

As one of the more popular Phoenix restaurants and because of the limited seating guests wanting the Taste of Quiessence dinner must call 602-276-0601 and mention the dinner. The three course dinner is $45 per person plus tax and tip. The in-house sommelier will pair your dinner with wine for an additional $20.

Shortly after the conclusion of the Taste of Quiessence the restaurant will close for 5 weeks in July & August for research and development.

Quiessence at The Farm is at 6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix 85042.

Quiesscence at the Farm offers “Locals Only” dining experiences

Those of us that stick it out through the long hot summer deserve an award and  Quiessence at the Farm is doing that, kind of. The award-winning farm to table restaurant is bringing back two popular dining experiences for locals before they take time off.

Locals dining experiences

Before chef Dustin Christofolo and staff shut down the restaurant from July 1st – August 9th they will be offering a limited seat dinner “Taste of Quiessence”. Tuesday-Thursday’s June 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th will offer 12 guests per night the opportunity to taste seasonal vegetables and more on a nightly changing Tasting menu. QuiessenceThe first come, first serve dinners will offer guests seasonal ingredients from the farm and from other Arizona vendor as part of the 3-course dinner.

The Taste of Quiessence dinners are $45++ per person with a wine pairing option for an additional $20 per person.

Thursday Wine Flight

When the restaurant re-opens in August after a research and development hiatus guests can join them for Thursday Wine Flights with a trio of tapas. Level 2 sommelier Alison Sponberg will select wines to pair with chef Christolofo’s special menu for the evening.

The three-week themes will be…

August 16 – “Southwest is Best”                                                                                  August 23 – “Farmers, Friends, and Friuli”                                                             August 30 – “Summer in the South of France”

Cost for the wine and food pairing experience is $40 per person++.

Guests can make reservations for both experiences by calling 602-276-0601 and can make reservations for August’s Thursday Wine Flights during the July hiatus. Be sure to mention the wine flights to receive the special menu and price.

Quiessence at The Farm is at 6106 S. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85042. Visit their website for more information.

Taste of Quiessence Summer Tasting Menu is available for only a few weeks.

Each week 36 lucky diners will get to experience Quiessence at The Farm’s Summer Seasonal Tasting Menu running from Tues August 23rd – Sept 22nd as their seasonal dinner series returns on Tues, Wed. and Thurs evenings. This once a year menu is limited to only 12 diners per evening for the 4 weeks running.

Photo courtesy of Quiessence at The farm
Photo courtesy of Quiessence at The farm

Wine pairings additional

This 3 course Chef’s menu costs $45++ and wine pairings are an extra $20++ per person and will be selected from the restaurants award-winning wine list, having just received The Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence”.

Photo courtesy of Quiessence at The farm
Photo courtesy of Quiessence at The farm

Reservations will only be taken by phone at 602.276.0601 and Quiessence is at 6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix 85042 www.qatthefarm.com

 

 

 

Quiessence pairs dinner with Pillsbury Wine Co. & Maya’s Farm for Summer Season Farmer’s Dinner

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Just back from preparing dinner at The James Beard House in NYC, Quiessence executive chef Dustin Christofolo and his team are gearing up for their, “Summer Season Farmer’s Table dinner”, for their final dinner of the season, on Wednesday June 8th, 2016.

The dinner will pair wines from Pillsbury Wine Co. and feature produce from Quiessnece’s resident farmer Maya Dailey’s of Maya’s Farm. The 4 course dinner will be family style seating and will take place in the farms back solarium. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm & the menu will be……
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Amuse TBD

1st Course
Mayas Foraged Garden: Smoked Beets, Heirloom Carrots, Grilled Onion Jam, Farro, Sorrel Aioli
Paired with: Pillsbury Chardonnay

2nd Course
Smoked Trout, Crispy Spring Onion, Bread Spoons, Cilantro, Lemon Emulsion, Turnips, Pickled Nasturtium Seeds, Raisin Vinaigrette
Paired with: Pillsbury Chenin Blanc

3rd Course
Arizona “Vineyard Road” Lamb-Mix Grill:
Flageolet Beans, Heirloom Tomato, Eggplant, Shaved Radish, Gremolata
Paired with: Pillsbury Roan Red

Dessert
Pistachio Torta:
Paired with: Pillsbury Sweet Lies Cocktail

Cost is $85 per person plus tax and service charge & reservations and more information can be found at www.qatthefarm.com.
Quiessence at The Farm is at 6106 S. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85042