Quiessence Among Top 100 Romantic Restaurants of 2017

Quiessence Among Top 100 Romantic Restaurants of 2017

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain has been named one of the top “100 Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017” by OpenTable. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to OpenTable, “The list is dotted with restaurants located on picturesque properties and eateries showcasing cozy dining rooms with incredible ambience.  American and French cuisines dominate, and Italian, steakhouse fare, and fondue are also popular.”

So what garnered this award for Quiessence? From the 10-acre garden that the restaurant is set in, to the romantic evening lighting and the beautiful fare created, Quiessence at The Farm is the perfect spot for any special occasion.

Quiessence is also known for its “Most Sought After Table in Phoenix”, the Brick Oven Experience. This eight course Chef’s Tasting Menu guides you through a truly garden to table and Arizona flavors, to create the perfect romantic memory with your loved one.

This romantic setting paired with a special Chef’s Tasting Menu is the ultimate Valentine’s experience in 2017. This special menu is available February 11, 12 and 14. This four-course menu is $95++ per person and an additional $45++ per person for wine pairings. For reservations please visit www.qatthefarm.com. The full menu is below:

Valentine’s Day Menu

1st Course:

Grilled Baby Romaine Salad:

Cilantro Aioli, Feta, Pepitas, Marinated Red Onions, Lemon Herb Dressing, Brick oven Ciabatta

Paired with: 2014 Ladera Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, CA)


Sunchoke and Apple Soup:

Goat Cheese Mousse, Sweet Apple Relish, House Smoked Bacon, Celery Shavings, Gastrique

Paired with: Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese (Mosel, Germany)


2nd Course:

White Wine Risotto Arancini:

Portabella, Red Bell Peppers, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Arugula, Parmesan, Parsley

Paired with: 2011 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy)


Olive Oil Poached Grilled Octopus:

Sweet Potato Hummus, Crispy Chickpea, Farm Citrus, Smashed Potato, Pickled Garlic, Pea Tendrils

Paired with: 2014 Sand Reckoner Rosé (Cochise County, AZ)


3rd Course:

Crispy Potato Gnocchi:

Yogurt Sauce, Purple Graffiti Cauliflower, Calabrian Chili, Fennel, Bread Crumbs, Chives

Paired with: 2014 Adelsheim Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, OR)


“Two Wash Ranch” Half Cornish Hen:

Turnip Puree, Crimson Lentils, Mix Pepper Relish, Baby Carrots, Tempura Romanesco, Grilled Yu Choy Sum

Paired with: 2014 Laurent Defouleur Cote de Brouilly (Beaujolais, France)



A Night in Meringue City:

Styled Italian Meringues, Espresso Walnuts, Candied Citrus, Cured Strawberry Sorbet, Berry Soup, Fresh Berries

Paired with: 2014 Conte Vistarino “Costiolo” Sangue di Giuda (Oltrepo Pavese, Italy)


About Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain is an award winning, fine-dining restaurant located at the end of a 10-acre pecan grove in Phoenix, Ariz. Sourcing from the surrounding fields and local farms, Quiessence utilizes ingredients from the neighborhood. An on-site garden at the restaurant provides herbs to be picked fresh daily for dishes and craft cocktails. Quiessence offers an A la Cart Menu, a Family Feast Tasting Menu and signature Brick Oven experience under the stars.  The refined rustic menu includes house made breads, fromage, handcrafted pastas, local produce and a world-class wine program. For more information please visit www.qatthefarm.com

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