Celebrating My 50th at 3 Michelin Starred “Quince”
I discovered Quince a few years back when I was doing research, planning for a wine trip with a few friends. Quince never made it to the final itinerary, so I bookmarked them for a future trip.
Cut to October 2016, when the new Michelin ratings were published. Quince gained their third Michelin star. Quite a huge accomplishment, which placed them in a list with other SF Bay Area 3 Michelin starred restaurants which include The French Laundry, Restaurant at The Meadowood, Manresa, Benu, and Saison.
After reading about this, I knew I just had to pay a visit to them. And with my 50th birthday coming up in February, I thought this would be the perfect time to experience the pleasures of top notch fine dining. I originally had planned to dine here on my birthday day, but with untimely illness and predicted stormy weather, I had to postpone my trip to the first weekend of March.
The dinner at Quince was simply the best dining experience I ever had, even outperforming my LA favorite, n/naka. The staff was impeccably dressed. The service was top notch and highly attentive. The food was gorgeously plated, and it was bite after bite of deliciousness.
Being a milestone birthday, I was treated by Chef Michael Tusk to additional courses that were masterfully prepared, as well as a pour of the 1967 vintage of Travaglini Gattinara.
Chef Tusk and his staff have made this evening a truly unforgettable one. Dinner here at Quince was near 4 hours long, but they more than exceeded my expectations. Time to save up and hope to dine with them again…