Phoenix New Times – Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner

It’s easy to understand why Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain is a go-to spot for impressing out-of-town visitors. The lush acreage surrounding the restaurant begs diners to admire the beauty of the farm before settling in for dinner. And once they do, it’s all about chef Dustin Christofolo’s delicate treatment of local ingredients – including many that come from the farm and gardens that are just steps from the dining room door.