Quince Adopts a New Motto
Quince at the Homestead (1625 Hinman Ave; Evanston; 847-570-8400), which loses chef Pete Balodimas at the end of the month, has named a pretty darn good replacement: Andy Motto. Motto, 33, was a big shot at Old Town Brasserie and Le Lan, and a smaller shot at The French Laundry, Les Nomades, and Le Français. “I think it will be contemporary American but I’d like to use some southeast Asian flavors and a little bit of fusion in there,” says Motto, who promises to make his menu approachable for the fine dining crowd, the college community, and anyone else interested. Regardless, this sounds like a nice fit. “I was looking for job security, and wanted to work for some nice people who were on the same page,” he says. “I think we found a good match.”