Quince in Evanston — a worthy successor to a venerable predecessor

Grant Achatz is perhaps the most celebrated chef in Chicago and across the Midwest these days. His restaurant Alinea and Next are consistently on the culinary frontier. But before he achieved all this fame, he was cooking, and getting lots of attention, at a restaurant in suburban Evanston called Trio.

Squid is a test for any restaurant to cook. Quince passed with flying colors.
Squid is a test for any restaurant to cook. Quince passed with flying colors.

Trio is long gone but in the space it once occupied now sits Quince, also an upscale eating establishment of some renown. I decided to take my wife there for her birthday dinner recently and we were very happy with the results. While not as gastro-wild as Achatz can be, the food was wonderful. Continue reading “Quince in Evanston — a worthy successor to a venerable predecessor”

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