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Leap Day Local Distillery Dinner at Quince

Four Courses Paired with FEW Spirits 

Wednesday, February 29
6:30 p.m.

$75 per person

Quince will hold an extra special dinner on this year’s extra day, Leap Day. On Wednesday, February 29, the Evanston restaurant will welcome FEW Spirits, the neighboring, small-batch distillery for a four course dinner. Executive Chef Andy Motto’s cuisine will be paired with FEW’s hand-crafted whiskey, gin, rye and bourbon (menu outlined below).

Originally founded as a dry community, Evanston was home to many influential advocates for Prohibition who effectively kept the city free of alcohol for more than one hundred years. Though the city legalized drinking in the late Nineties, it took the perseverance of FEW’s Master Distiller, Paul Hletko, to reverse the antiquated liquor laws. With roots going back to some of Europe’s fabled brewing families, Paul and FEW Spirits have marked the end of Evanston’s Prohibition and given the city its very own craft distillery, the first licensed distillery in town.

The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and the fee to attend the dinner is $75, tax and gratuity excluded. Please call Quince at 847-570-8400 for reservations.

FEW Spirits Distillery Dinner Menu

First Course
Grilled Baby Octopus – citrus, quinoa, frisee
Paired with FEW White Whiskey Sunrise

Second Course
Parsnip Tortellini – carrot, beet
Paired with FEW Parsnip Gin Fizz

Third Course
Pork Belly – rye, honey, onion, cabbage
Paired with FEW Rye on 2 Rocks

Fourth Course
Pecan – maple, bourbon
Paired with FEW Buttery Bourbon

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

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Sunday Evening Prix Fixe at Quince

Chef Andy Motto Creates Three Course Menu for $35

Every Sunday
5-9 p.m.

$35 per guest

Quince, located within The Homestead in Evanston, offers a prix fixe dinner on Sunday evenings. Each week, Chef Andy Motto creates a unique, three course menu (sample below). Savvy diners will certainly save, as the Sunday prix fixe is priced at $35 per guest, tax and gratuity excluded.

Reservations are recommended, but not required. The a la carte dinner menu is available in addition to the prix fixe menu.

Sunday Prix Fixe Menu
Sample Menu
Chef Andy Motto

Course One, select one
Greens butter lettuce, liquid parmesan, lavash, herb buttermilk
Soup of the Evening

Course Two, select one
Bay Scallops Brussels sprouts, pancetta, black garlic, curry-caper emulsion
Fresh Linguine celery root, truffle, wild mushroom, sweet potato, pecan
Pork fennel, asian pear, leeks, sunchoke, thanksgiving pierogi, quince

Course Three, select one
Angel Cake caramel apples, apple crisp ice cream, fennel sorbet
Ginger Crème Brulee carrot cake, maple Bavarian, sable
Ice Cream and Sorbets (two selections) coffee toffee, mint, melon, chocolate

Quince at The Homestead
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant. net

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Quince

Celebrate with Chef Motto’s Four Course Menu

Tuesday, February 14
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

$70 per person

For a romantic and intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, celebrate at Quince, located at The Homestead in the heart of Evanston. Executive Chef Andy Motto has prepared a special, four course dinner menu for Tuesday, February 14 (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Guests will have the choice of a vegetarian option, as outlined below. The fee is $70 per guest, tax and gratuity excluded.

Wine director Scott Quint will be on hand to suggest wine pairings for the prix fixe menu. Quince also offers a variety of specialty cocktails, such as Whiskey Sunrise (rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, blood orange juice, vanilla simple syrup, dash of bitters, blood orange garnish, $11).

Reservations may be made by calling Quince at 847-570-8400.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Truffle Pot Sticker

Lobster
heart of palm, sunchoke

Venison
chocolate, smoke

Chocolate Angel Cake
chestnut, raspberry

Valentine’s Day Vegetarian Prix Fixe Menu

Truffle Pot Sticker

Stuffed Sunchoke
heart of palm, baby glazed vegetables

Root Vegetable Wellington
carrots, celeriac, parsnips, bitter green salad

Chocolate Angel Cake
chestnut, raspberry

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

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H2Vino Wine Dinner at Quince

South American Wines Paired with Four Courses

Thursday, January 26
6:30 p.m.

$75 per person

Quince Restaurant will welcome H2Vino for a South American wine diner on Thursday, January 26, 2012. H2Vino is an importing and distributing company that focuses on fine, artisan wines from around the world, many of which are bio dynamic, organic or organically farmed. 

H2Vino representative Paul Brown will lead the four course wine dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Chef Andy Motto’s cuisine will be paired with four South American wines, hand-selected by Brown. He will discuss his recent travels to South America, where he toured the featured vineyards of the evening.

The cost per person is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The full wine dinner menu, with noted pairings, is listed below. Please call Quince to reserve a place at this event.

South American Wine Dinner Menu

First Course
King Crab – oysters, chilies, honey comb
Wine: Picada 15, White Blend Patagonia 2010

Second Course
Rabbit – black current, radish, cabbage
Wine: Quintay, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley 2009

Third Course
Lamb – vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, parsnip
Wine: Malma Universo, Malbec, Patagonia 2009

Fourth Course
Spanish Sheep Cheese – house preserves, pedro ximenez sorbet
Wine: Cucao PX, Pedro Ximenez, Elqui Valley Chile 2010

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

 

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New Year’s Eve Dining at Quince

Special Set Menu, Optional Overnight Stay 

Saturday, December 31
Table reservations 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$70 per guest
$250 dinner and hotel package

Executive Chef Andy Motto has created a special set menu for New Year’s Eve dining guests at Quince. Four courses, paired with a flute of bubbly, will be offered from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. The fee is $70 per person. Wine pairings ($20) and a full vegetarian menu ($70) are also available. Both menus are outlined below. The regular dinner menu will not be offered and the last seating will be taken at 10 p.m.

Quince, located at The Homestead Hotel, will also offer an overnight stay package that includes dinner for two with champagne toast, room accommodations, breakfast for two on Sunday, complimentary garage parking and wireless internet access. The New Year’s Eve package is $250 (per two guests). A bottle of celebratory champagne may to added to the room upon arrival for an additional $50. Suite upgrades are also available upon request (additional fee).
Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

Quince, New Year’s Eve Menu
flute of sparkling champagne

Course One
Tuna Sashimi
Oyster, Roe, Watercress, Persimmon

Course Two
Diver Scallop
Fresh Linguini, Wild Mushroom, Shaved Bottarga

Course Three
Veal Short Rib
Foie Mousse, Chestnut

Course Four
Chocolate and Marshmallow

Vegetarian Menu
flute of sparkling champagne

Course One
Shaved Heart of Palm Salad

Course Two
Truffle Linguini
Wild Mushrooms, Shaved Truffles, Poached Egg

Course Three
Vegetable Briouat
Artichoke, Fennel, Squash, Sweet Onion

Course Four
Chocolate and Marshmallow

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Holiday Carolers at Quince

Annual Heartwarming Tradition of Seasonal Songs and Supper

Tuesday, December 20
7 p.m.

Free to Attend

Quince restaurant, located in downtown Evanston, will once again welcome the sounds of song and good tidings. On Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m., holiday carolers will continue their heartwarming, annual tradition of visiting Quince during dinner service to spread the spirit of season. Quince invites dining guests to enjoy the complimentary carolers entertainment while taking in the warm atmosphere, crackling fireplace and Chef Andy Motto’s new winter menu (outlined below).

The featured cocktail for December will be the “Candy Cane” martini, a chilly and minty mixture of strawberry vodka, creme de menthe and cranberry juice, garnished with a striped candy cane ($10). Creative cocktails, wine and spirits are always offered in Quince’s main dining room and in the adjacent Q2 Lounge as well.

Dinner reservations are welcome, not required. Please call Quince directly or visit OpenTable.

Quince, New Winter Dinner Menu
Executive Chef Andy Motto

Appetizers

Greens – butter lettuce, liquid parmesan, lavash, herbed buttermilk, tomato 10
Pork Belly – 
Thai flavors, peanut, kafir lime, coconut, chile, herbs, carrot 12
Duck Confit – 
oat meal, apple, pistachio, fig, celery, market greens 13
Soup of the Evening 9
Lobster – 
Yukon gold potato bilini, caviar, herb cake, crab 14

Entrees

Bass – brussels sprouts, pancetta, black garlic cous cous, curry-caper emulsion 27
Sweet Potato Agnolotti – 
apple, parsley, parsnip, salsify, pecan, smoked cheddar 19
Lamb Duo – 
risotto, pine nut, saffron, olive, heirloom squash, radish 30
Beef – 
bacon, cippolini, potato, horseradish, mushroom, asparagus, garlic, spinach 32
Olive Oil Poached – 
trout, kenebec potato, cucumber, dill, pickles, lemon, quail egg 26
Pork – 
fennel, bubblegum pear, sweet pea, sunchoke, thanksgiving pierogi, quince coulis 28
Duck – 
wild rice, savory crepe, autumn fruit, herb foam 30

Dessert

Cardamom Chocolate Mousse  flourless chocolate cake, coconut anglaise 8
Jelly Doughnut – raspberry, concord grape, cranberry, chestnut sabayon 8
Maple Panna Cotta – plums, phyllo, balsamic syrup, plum sorbet 8
Lemon Pound Cake – poached Asian pear, crab apple sorbet 8
Ice Cream – lemon balm, basil, mint, lavender-vanilla 3
Sorbets – melon, coconut, chocolate, lemon 3

Quince
1625 Hinman AveEvanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net 

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Quince Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Quince-Themed Prix Fixe Menu Complete with Take-home Treat

Tuesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8

$50 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Quince restaurant, located in downtown Evanston, will celebrate five years of serving delicious and distinctive cuisine on Tuesday, December 6, Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8. Executive Chef Andy Motto has created a special, four-course prix fixe menu, with each course incorporating the ingredient quince, one of the earliest known fruits. As an added treat, each dining guest participating in the prix fixe will receive quince thumbprint cookies to take home.

The four course menu (outlined below) is $50, plus tax and gratuity. Dinner is offered from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Quince’s regular dinner menu will also be available at this time. Reservations appreciated, not required.

Quince Anniversary Menu
Available December 6-8

Course One
Shaved Veal horseradish, quince, arugula

Course Two
Scallop watercress quince salad, Serrano Ham

Course Three
Duck Breast foie mouse, brioche, quince duck jus

Course Four
Quince Coffee Cake

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

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