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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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