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July 23, 2014

An Art-Inspired Pop-Up Dinner Series at Quince

By Sasha Levine | Restaurants

An Art-Inspired Pop-Up Dinner Series at Quince
Coutesy of Quince

Michelin two-star restaurant Quince may be closing its doors temporarily on July 25 for renovations, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t have access to its award-winning cuisine from chef Michael Tusk until its September 19 reopening. In the interim, Quince is launching curATE, a pop-up dinner series at nearby Hedge Gallery (hedgegallery.com) running July 30 through August 30.

The five-course tasting menu will change every week to reflect the rotating exhibitions displayed on Hedge’s walls, courtesy of five San Francisco galleries—Fraenkel Gallery, Anthony Meier Fine Arts and Jessica Silverman Gallery among them. Consider, for example, Jessica Silverman’s “White Is the Warmest Color” showcase, for which a selection of white-themed works inspire Tusk’s menu of white gazpacho, white-peach salad, Dover sole and other similarly hued dishes (August 13–16).

“Without being too obvious, I wanted to reflect each artist’s vision and theme for his or her respective installation,” says Tusk. “It was really important for me to allow room for interpretation without being too direct. I always enjoy surprises in both art and food!” 501 Pacific Ave.; Wednesday–Saturday evenings; $50 for reception and gallery viewing (6:30 P.M.); $199 for reception and seated dinner (7:30 P.M.); $110 optional wine paring; sfcurate.com.