The Gist: Quince is closing for major renovations. And to keep fans happy in the interim, the restaurant is going to pop-up at Hedge Gallery during the five-week period from July 30 through August 30. The name of the dinner series is curATE, reflecting the visual and culinary vision behind the dinners. Different San Francisco galleries will exhibit their art in mixed mediums around the space as a multi-course dinner unfolds. All art will be available for purchase.
The Food: Chef Michael Tusk will change the menu each week in theme with the art exhibits for the week, showcasing his award-winning cuisine in various formats. For example, during the August 6-9 dinner, "Deconstruction," he will playfully deconstruct classic dishes like shrimp cocktail, spaghetti and meatballs and peach melba. Each dinner will run four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, and tickets include wine and canapes as you explore the gallery, followed by a seated five-course tasting menu, with the option to add on wine pairings. There is a communal table for solo diners.
Details: You can purchase $50 reception and gallery tickets (6:30-7:30 PM) or pay $199 for tickets to the reception and seated dinner (7:30 PM). Wine pairings at dinner are an additional $110. Weekly changing dinner themes and tickets can be found here.
Hedge Gallery, 501 Pacific Ave.