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Quince, a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco, was opened by chef Michael Tusk and his wife, Lindsay, in 2003. A New Jersey native, Tusk studied the culinary arts at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., before working in restaurants across Europe. Upon returning to the States in 1994, he had stints at Bay Area restaurants Stars, Oliveto, and Chez Panisse before opening Quince. Since then, Tusk has won the 2011 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific. In the same year, he opened a sister restaurant, Cotogna, which offers a more rustic menu.