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Three-Michelin-Starred Quince Plans Fidi Expansion

In the former Chiaroscuro space

Chef Michael Tusk at Fresh Run Farm

An expansion appears to be in the works for Michael and Lindsay Tusk, the team behind three-Michelin-starred Quince, and rustic Italian restaurant Cotogna.

According to a liquor license application uncovered by the Chronicle, the restaurant will open at 528-555 Washington Street, the former location of Chiaroscuro, which closed in 2016. (Its chef Alessandro Campitelli now operates Contrasto in Oakland.) It’s also the location of Daniel Patterson’s first solo restaurant, Elisabeth Daniel, and Tartare from George Morrone, making it quite the storied location.

A statement from Quince confirms the findings, but with scant details. It will be "an interesting departure from their current offerings," the Quince team told the Chron.

The last time the talented chef and his crew considered expansion, it was a casual outpost at former wine bar Barrique across the street from Quince. The liquor license for that project, which seems to be stalled or completely abandoned, remains in the name of its former tenant.


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