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Quiessence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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FARM SPREADS​
Served family style
$9 per person
Artisan Bread and Local Fromage Board
Local and House Made Cheese, Brick Oven Baked Artisan Loaves, Seasonal Pestos and Jams
$12 per person
Charcuterie
Cured Meats, Patés, Marinated Vegetables, Fruits, Artisan Bread
$14
Sicilian Cauliflower with Grilled Lamb Heart
Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, Honey Gastrique, Pickled Shallots
FROM THE GARDEN​
$12
Pistachio Soup
Goat Cheese Mousse, Farm Plum Relish, Arizona Oyster Mushrooms, House Cured Bacon, Basil
$14
Shaved Melon Salad
Honey Lime Vinaigrette, Basil Puree, Feta, Cucumber, Red Onion
$14
Maya's Foraged Garden
A Daily Offering from Maya's Garden of Seasonal Vegetables
$14
Roasted Beet Semi Salad
Apples, Sunchoke Chips, Hazelnuts, Arugula, Smokey Blue Cheese Dressing
RAW-SEA & LAND​
$18
Aged New York Strip Carpaccio
Crispy Artichokes, Parmesan, Arugula, Lemon, Olive Oil
$16
Hamachi Crudo
Kumquats, Tomato Vinaigrette, Olive Relish, Baby Fennel, Kohlrabi, Garlic Chips
HAND CRAFTED PASTAS​
$28
Potato Gnocchi
AZ Blue Oyster Mushrooms, Sugar Snap Peas, Duck Confit, Spring Garlic, Mint, Espellette
$28
Fettuccine
Eggplant Escabeche, White Anchovies, Shaved Fennel, Campari Tomatoes, Bread Crumbs
MAIN COURSE​
$42
Dayboat Alaskan Halibut
Sweet Tomato Puree, Poached Tomatoes, Tempura Squash Blossom, Zucchini, Ascolano Olives, Basil
$45
Aged New York Strip
Charred I'itoi Onion Puree, Fiddlehead Ferns, Shishito Peppers, King Trumpets, Fingerling Potato Chips, Fried Egg
$42
"Grimaud Farms" Duck Breast
Crimson Lentils, Frisee Salad, Braised Greens, Pickled Mushrooms, Heirloom Tomatoes, Roasted Apples
About
“Arizona’s Original Farm-To-Table Dining Experience” Dining at Quiessence is unlike any other experience in Arizona. As you walk up to the original farmhouse on the property, you see the lush and vibrant Soil & Seed Garden, where the freshest ingredients for your evening’s dishes have been sourced. Chef Dustin Christofolo determines each element planted in the garden to perfect his refined, rustic menus that change with each harvest. The flavors of the Arizona terroir shine through each dish with the unique layering of flavors and exceptional uses of the local ingredients. With the delicious vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from our on-site garden, over 60 fruit trees, eggs from our chicken
PRICE RANGE
$50 - $155
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Italian, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

My wife, father and step-mother were there last Friday night for a 6:30 reservation and opted for the 6 course offering. I have eaten slow before in Italy.. we try and source our pantry from farms.. but this is the first time we've eaten, slow,...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

YOU MUST TRY! The farm grounds are breathtaking, especially in the evening with the lights. The ambiance here is fantastic & the food is out of this world. All farm to table and local. The gnocchi was hand rolled & was delicious & my husband...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank AMS0924
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We selected the 4 course dinner and were delighted with the variety of flavors, preparations, and presentation. Service was comfortable and leisurely, though highly attentive.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank MsTravelLog
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Delicious and creative menu. We are quite picky with our tastes and the chef accommodated our preferences. Knowledgable and attentive waitstaff. We chose the 5-course meal. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we received a glass of complimentary Prosecco sparking wine. The breads were homemade...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. First visit...you get a 4, 5 or 6 course meal. We all had the 5 course. Just an absolutely fantastic experience. Each course was on point, artfully presented and delicious. Our server Robert was knowledgeable, pleasant and efficient. He and his fellow team...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank BrwnBear64
Reviewed February 13, 2017

When I arrived to meet friends for dinner by car service my driver was not sure where to park or where to drop me off. As he drove slowly in what appeared to be the parking lot trying to navigate the drop off point a...More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Heard and read how this was good so we tried it. Disappointed, food service was good but this place has spent nothing to upgrade anything. Totally overpriced in comparison with like restaurants Tables and chairs in poor shape restrooms embarrassing. This is completely overrated old...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank R335i
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Quiescence has been on our list of restaurants for a long time and we finally had the chance to go in celebration of my husband's birthday. We had a fabulous experience! They have an a la carte menu as well as a 5 or 6...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We made reservations at Quiessence for an early Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. While we have frequented Quiessence over the years and have always considered it a very nice place for special occasions, we encourage anyone who has put the $50 deposit down...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank cuppacappa
Reviewed February 4, 2017

I used to go often under the previous chef and was curious how it is now. We were four and all had the five-course tasting menu. The setting is still stunning and the veggies are still fresh, often local, and super tasty. But the service...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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You can do the tasting menu or you can order food items ala carte. You choose. Enjoy!
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