Quince Team Opening a New, Casual Project on Pacific

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The former Barrique. Photo by Blair Sneddon Photography.

Back in October, we heard a rumor that Lindsay and Michael Tusk were taking over the closed Barrique, which is across the street from Quince. When we followed up, they couldn’t comment on it at the time, but now they confirmed the news with the Scoop, which reports they will in fact be opening a casual bar (beer and wine only) with some bites.

I do know that chef Tusk is definitely inspired by Spanish cuisine and may potentially be integrating some tapas and more on the menu (he’ll be working with Quince sous chef Neil Stetz). Mark Jensen (Jensen Architects), who designed the stunning SHED in Healdsburg, will be designing the 2,000-square-foot space. Look for more details in advance of the spring opening. 461 Pacific Ave. at Montgomery.