Jackie Mercandetti

Chef Greg LaPrad and sous chef Anthony Andiario ride their vacation high with a culinary take on Tuscany.

Italian inspiration at Quiessence

Fresh off the plane from a trip to Italy, the kings of the Quiessence kitchen have cooked up a tasty looking menu for next week's special dinner (6:30 p.m., Aug. 16, $75 per person, plus $45 for wine pairings -- call 602-276-0601 for reservations).

Doesn't it figure I'd find this tidbit right around lunchtime? Check out what's planned for the evening:

Aperitif: Carta Di Musica and Prosecco

Antipasti: Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

Wine: Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2004

Primi: Pici al Ragu di Carne (Hand Made Pici Pasta with a Meat Ragu)

Wine: Fontodi Chianti Classico 2004

Secondi & Contorni: Coniglio e Pollo Etruscan ("Etruscan Style" Braised Rabbit and Chicken with Olives and Red Wine)

Fagioli All'Olio (Tuscan White Beans in Olive Oil)

Wine: Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2001

Dolci: Insalata di Frutta (Tuscan Fruit Salad)

Cafe: Italian Espresso

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >