Weâ€™ve had a busy spring here at Quiessence, holding first-time special events that were so successful weâ€™ve vowed to offer them again next year! First, we threw a garden party reception, farm tour and five-course vegetarian dinner to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Then on Motherâ€™s Day, May 10th, we left no mom unpampered, offering a special three-course dinner, as well as hand massages for her and photos of the family, taken in the garden. But our most popular and well-attended event was Blues at Q, a mini blues festival and garden party held under the stars on May 28th. Local blues greats Bob Corritore, Paris James and Big Pete Pearson kept the patio rocking, while guests grazed on appetizers, hand-made pastas and sandwiches, washed down with local brews, wines and classic cocktails. Weâ€™re not sure how to top it, but weâ€™ve got nearly a year to figure it all out!
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We may all get our fifteen minutes of fame, but few of us come from a family so influential that a major road has our surname on it. But thatâ€™s the scenario for Ron Power Jr. and his wife Trescia â€” who own Power Ranches in San Simon, AZ and think nothing of tooling down that major East Valley artery known as Power Road. Ron is a descendent of James Oliver Power, who began farming a 2,000-acre spread near Queen Creek in 1917. After World War II, the family began running cattle and later moved their farming and ranching operation to a remote spot in southeastern Arizona, where their cattle could graze on pristine pastures. These days, Ron and Trescia supply us with the 100% organic Limousin beef we offer at Quiessence, their commitment to quality evident in every juicy, ultra-flavorful bite. Check out their website (www.powerranches.com) to learn more about the superiority of the Limousin breed, what the Powers feed their cattle (alfalfa and natural grasses) and more importantly, what they donâ€™t give them: hormones, additives, antibiotics, steroids or animal byproducts.But maybe the easiest way to become a believer is by conducting your own taste-test. So why not bring Dad down to the Farm on Fatherâ€™s Day? Weâ€™ll serve him the best steak heâ€™s ever eaten, and youâ€™ll feel good knowing itâ€™s the safest, healthiest beef money can buy â€” solid proof he raised you right.
Looking for the ultimate vegetarian dining experience in Phoenix? Imagine salads, pastas, soups and dozens of dishes featuring fresh handcut vegetables from the organic gardens located on the same property. Some may call it “veggievore,” “locavore,” or other special label, but we simply call it everyday business as usual.
A New Menu Everyday: Each morning, Chef Gregory LaPrad visits with dozens of local vendors who present the day’s finest local and organically sourced fruits and vegetables. Only after hand picking the best seasonal produce and goods, LaPrad crafts the day’s menu to present a true farm to table experience.
In addition to our daily menu, Quiessence Restaurant will gladly craft a vegetarian feast for you and your guests.
- Most pastas and dishes can be made vegetarian
- We can even prepare gluten free meals
- Our menus are perfect for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests alike
With just a little advanced notice Chef LaPrad will craft an unforgettable multi-course, organic vegetarian experience.
Quiessence Restaurant is located at this historic Farm at South Mountain, just 8 minutes from downtown Phoenix.
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With perfect 75-degree weather and a beautiful outdoor setting, Morning Glory Cafe and Quiessence Restaurant are Phoenix’s top restaurants for patio dining. Combined, we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner under lush pecan groves by day, and lit by the stars at night. We’re located just 8 minutes from downtown Phoenix!
Outdoor Patio Breakfast:
Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm at South Mountain offers fresh and seasonal breakfast dining out on the open-air patio. The menu includes house baked muffins and pastries, locally made sausages, seasonal omelets and more. Voted one of Phoenix’s Top Breakfast Restaurants, Morning Glory Cafe offers beautiful views of the Farm’s organic gardens. Even better, we are a biker, hiker, and pet-friendly restaurant!
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Outdoor Patio Lunch: “4.5 Stars – The Arizona Republic”
Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar has been a Phoenix favorite restaurant for outdoor dinner for years. With the addition of lunch service in Fall of 2008, guests can now enjoy seasonal soups, salads, sandwiches and wines under the charming canopy of trees and amongst the Spring flowers. Perfect for weekday lunches away from the office, Quiessence’s outdoor afternoon dining offers scenic views and a fresh & seasonal menu everyday.
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Outdoor Patio Dinner:
Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar has been voted as one of the top 5 Most Romantic Dinner Restaurants in Arizona for 2009 and 2008. Dinner on the restaurant’s outdoor patio is lit by the stars, candles and twinkle lights while guests enjoy a fresh and daily menu featuring the season’s finest ingredients.Â
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Make your outdoor lunch and dinner reservations by calling Quiessence at (602) 276-0601
Breakfast reservations can be made for parties of 6 or more by calling Morning Glory Cafe at (602) 276-8804
Arizona’s #1 Contemporary American Restaurant – Downtown Phoenix
Quiessence Restaurant and Morning Glory Cafe are located near downtown PhoenixÂ at 32nd Street andÂ Southern Avenue. We’re also less than a mile away from the I-10 highway, yet people often comment that our scenery and views transports them to another state!
Nestled within the bucolic Farm at South Mountain, Quiessence Restaurant offers seasonal & organic lunch and dinner featuring produce grown on property at Maya’s Farm.
Morning Glory Cafe at the offers fresh and seasonal breakfast on the open-air patio. The menu includes house baked muffins and pastries, locally made sausages, seasonal omelets and more. Voted one of Phoenixâ€™s Top Breakfast Restaurants, Morning Glory Cafe offers beautiful views of the Farmâ€™s organic gardens. Even better, we are a biker, hiker, and pet-friendly restaurant!
Beth and Bill host Chef Gregory LaPrad on KEZ 99.9
LIVE- Thursday, Februrary 12, 2009. Tune in to Phoenix’s own KEZ 99.9 this Thursday to hear Chef Greg LaPrad join local radio legends Beth & Bill for the Grapevine hour. Greg will be sharing Quiessence’s seasonal cuisine with Beth and Bill while discussing the Phoenix restaurant’s incredible outdoor breakfast, lunch and dinner dining.
Each week, the Beth and Bill show feature a Phoenix area restaurant along with a selected winery. The radio duo samples selected food & wine and discusses the restaurant, chef, winery and winemaker.