Ex-Quiessence Chef Opening July-Only Pop-Up Restaurant on Tempe's Mill Avenue

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Chef Tony Andiario
Looks like Tempe's main drag will be getting a taste of handcrafted Italian cuisine this month (and only this month), courtesy of Tony Andiario.

The former executive chef of Quiessence, the venerable farm-to-table restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain, worked alongside friend and fellow chef Greg LaPrad before the two called it quits last month

LaPrad went on to start his own restaurant, Overland Trout, in Sonoita. Andiario decided to spend the the summer in Tempe with a dinner-only pop-up venture called Supper.

Located inside the breakfast and lunch restaurant Ncounter on Tempe's Mill Avenue, Supper will serve up Andiario's Italian-inspired fare made with locally sourced ingredients for the remaining Fridays and Saturdays left in July.

"It's summer, and my menu will reflect the season," Andiario says. "And, yes, there will be summer pastas."

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At Supper, Andiario will offer four-course menus that change weekly (see this weekend's below) to 30 to 40 guests each Friday and Saturday night in July. Dinners are priced at $45, plus tax and tip. Optional wine pairings are extra.

Supper Menu for Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13:

1st Course
Heirloom Tomato Terrine
Mosaic of layered heirloom tomatoes, crispy squash blossoms, marinated cucumber, and basil vinaigrette.

2nd Course
Roasted Eggplant Raviolo Lunga
Grilled and roasted eggplant with sweet corn, cherry tomato, fresh ricotta, and house made salami nola.

3rd Course
Slow-Cooked Two Wash Ranch Chicken
Summer squash puree, peppers, Queen Creek olives, and purslane.

4th Course
Melon Sorbet
Seasonal melon sorbet with Utah cherries, tuile cookie, and orange mint

Dinners start at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 480-447-7248 or email TempePopUp@gmail.com. For more information, follow Supper on its Facebook page.

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Location Info

Ncounter

310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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Tiffany Huett
Tiffany Huett

lol so u just follow new times? sry had to ask cuz I always take restaurant reviews seriously

Jeff Ramon
Jeff Ramon

No and because I wanted to. I'm a troll.

jmoriarty
jmoriarty

So what's the definition of a "pop up restaurant" now? Is it just the trendy phrase to apply to everything? He's going into an existing restaurant, with an existing name over the door, and cooking meals. This seems more like NCounter is just offering dinner for a month.

I only ate half this scone at a coffee shop. I'm going to hand it to the guy next to me and have my own pop up restaurant for 30 seconds.

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