Even though they've only moved a couple miles across town, the new inception of Michael and Lindsay Tusk's Quince, opening tonight, promises to be a buzz-maker for months. They're planning a less formal cafe, Cotogna, to open sometime in late November, and are introducing a new menu with two different tasting options as well as a la carte. Wine director David Lynch, who came over from The John Dory in New York, has debuted a wine list with. He's also been influencing the cooking. In an interview just before the closure, Tusk told Grub Street, "Interestingly, David has to some extent helped re-energize my cooking through our our mutual love of Northern Italy, particularly Piedmont." If you don't already have reservations, you're in for a wait. The restaurant is booked up for at least the next few weeks. But soon enough the fervor will die down, likely just in time to let them work the kinks out. If there are any.
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