New Menus: Tasting Menu at Quince, Lunch at Prospect, Brunch at Jasper's


The Folsom Street side of the dining room at Prospect; photo by Mariko Reed.

There are a bunch of new ways to try out tasting menus at ~QUINCE~ this month, starting with a special dinner on Sunday September 15th. The dinner is a collaboration between Quince’s Michael Tusk and guest chef David Nayfeld, previously of Aqua and New York’s Eleven Madison Park. The six-course dinner is $125 per person, with wine pairings available for an additional $75.

In addition to the special dinner, you can order from a selection of seasonal tasting menus every night. The five-course “late summer menu” is all about summer’s bounty ($118 per person), while the nine-course “Quince menu” features luxurious ingredients and some of Quince’s signature dishes ($158 per person). The “garden menu” is a nine-course dinner, focused on vegetables and produce ($158 per person). All tasting menus are available with an optional wine pairing ($90 with the summer menu, $110 with the others), which can be ordered either traditional or “blind,” where you don’t know the wines until you’ve tasted them (Riedel’s black stemware will be in use!). Reservations for all dinners and events can be made by calling the restaurant.

Starting Tuesday September 17th, ~PROSPECT~ will be serving lunch Mon-Fri from 11:30am-2pm. The menu will include some staples from the evening and weekend menus, including the burger (duh), Moroccan meatballs with egg, and kabocha squash hummus, plus some new offerings, including a fried chicken sandwich, radicchio and kale salad, and corn soup with chanterelles. Every day, a different sandwich will be available to go too.

And for your weekend radar, check out the new Bad Ass Brunch at ~JASPER’S CORNER TAP~ from chef Mike Ransom. Starting Saturday September 14th, they’ll be serving lots of tasty dishes, including an egg sandwich on a biscuit; a poblano relleno with egg; a potato sausage with soft egg, king trumpet bacon, wild mushrooms, and parsley sauce; and a seasonally changing waffle. Take a look at the menu here. Along with the new dishes is a lineup of brunch cocktails, including several takes on the Bloody Mary, and a mint julep made with bubbly; check ‘em all out here. Brunch will be available Sat-Sun 11am-2:30pm.