Our Philosophy

“Farm focused and surprisingly simple”

The flavors of Arizona terroir shine through our dishes, all prepared with a contemporary spin on traditional and classic culinary techniques.  Sourcing from the surrounding fields and local farms, Quiessence utilizes ingredients from the neighborhood. The chef only has to walk down the street to admire Vineyard Road lambs which will be prepared in a variety of ways.  The Farm’s culinary gardens provide flowers and herbs that you will find in your cocktails and dishes.  The chef and his team creates a truly unique “garden to table” experience. The local ingredients allow us to enhance the natural flavors without complicating the dishes.  Don’t be surprised if your server asks you to take a walk through the garden to cut herbs or edible flowers for one of your upcoming courses.

Quiessence offers an A la Cart Menu, a Seasonal Tasting Menu and our signature Brick Oven experience.  The refined rustic menu includes house made breads, fromage, handcrafted pastas and local produce from The Farm at South Mountain and other Valley farms.  The American and Arizonan wine list are accompanied by an international reserve list designed to pair with the balance of the cuisine. With this in mind the team still prioritizes all Arizona Regional Products which includes our Arizona Wine Country.

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