quince, san francisco.
it's FRIDAY! as a hectic week is finally finishing up for me, i finding myself wishing i could go back in time six weeks to our besties' intimate rehearsal dinner at quince in san francisco.
i've heard jon & jason gush about quince so many times in the past - it's their favorite restaurant in the city, and i felt so honored that they would invite us to partake! they even worked with the chef to customize the menu especially for our dinner. the private dining room is attached to the wine cellar, and while we were enjoying some bubbles before dinner started, we were allowed to check it out. i can only imagine the astronomical insurance policy they must have..
the seven course dinner was as spectacular as you'd expect from a michelin three star restaurant. very seafood focused, which i love, and the most clean and beautiful presentations. i mean, just look at that beet wrapped cod! the caviar tartelette and both seafood pastas were absolute standouts, i really couldn't pick a favorite.
the last main course was duck, perfectly cooked, of course, and served on the most beautiful petrified wood plates. prepared tableside was a salad with duck offals, which was a lovely touch - especially since i love offals so much! i only wish there was more.
the souffle to finish out the meal was perfect and served in the cutest individual copper pots.
the wedding was the next day, and took place with a view of the ferry building (where we had stuffed ourselves at hog island oyster).
after the reception, we headed to a private speakeasy-style room at bourbon and branch. the cocktails were excellent. all lovely and dreamy vibes at the end of an awesome wedding. ugh, take me back!
Quince, 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102