It's a big season for Quince. Not only did they garner a second Michelin star last month and land on the cover of Food & Wine's holiday issue (with a rib roast), but they're also celebrating they're tenth anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the first ten days of December are going to be a series of event dinners featuring chef Michael Tusk and over twenty guest chefs, including protégés and big-name chefs from around the country.
Things kick off on December 1 with Tusk himself cooking a one-of-a-kind, ultra-luxe white truffle dinner ($490 per person), and continue for the next nine days with a parade of food luminaries including Gramercy Tavern chef Michael Anthony, L.A. chefs Nancy Silverton and Michael Cimarusti, southern wunderkind Sean Brock, Thomas Keller protégé Jonathan Benno, April Bloomfield, and Alice Waters. On December 6 Tusk will be welcoming his own mentor into his kitchen, Paul Bertolli, the longtime executive chef of Oakland's Oliveto.
The dinner on December 9 should be pretty fun, too, with a crew of talented Tusk protégés: Evan Rich (Rich Table), Thomas McNaughton (Flour + Water and Central Kitchen), Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine), Brandon Jew (formerly Bar Agricole, the upcoming Chino), Melissa Chou (Aziza), Danny Brooks (L.A.'s Lucques and elsewhere), and Chanan Kamen (Osteria Coppa in San Mateo).
All the dinners with the exception of the first two are $250 per person with optional wine pairings for $145 per person, plus service charge and tax. And a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation.
December 1 - Chef Michael Tusk White Truffle Dinner
December 2 - Michael Anthony and restaurateur Danny Meyer of Gramercy Tavern
December 3 - Southern Masters: Sean Brock and Frank Stitt
December 4 - Italian Masters: Marco Canora, Richard Reddington and Evan Shively
December 5 - East Coast and West Coast Masters: Jonathan Waxman, Nancy Silverton and Chad Colby
December 6 - Mentor Dinner: Paul Bertolli
December 7 - NYC Meets SF Dinner: Jonathan Benno
December 8 - Los Angeles Masters: Michael Cimarusti and Josiah Citrin
December 9 - Bay Area Protege Dinner: Evan Rich, Thomas McNaughton, Cortney Burns, Brandon Jew, Melissa Chou, Danny Brooks, and Chanan Kamen
December 10 - Final Feast: April Bloomfield and Alice Waters