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Jackson Square’s Quince is shutting its doors for two months, and owners Lindsay and Michael Tusk dreamed up a cool idea for hosting off-site dinners while the restaurant undergoes a face-lift.

For five weeks they’re moving into the prestigious Hedge Gallery for a ticketed series of art-inspired meals.

Equal parts gallery and fine dining, the Curate series (Wednesdays through Saturdays) will feature weekly rotating menus and art from five local galleries.

For $50, you can join the canapé reception, which includes bubbly, small bites and a gallery tour. Serious art enthusiasts who want to hobnob with curators can splurge on the five-course communal dinner ($199). Or if you’d rather keep the whole thing to you and your friends, purchase tickets for a whole table (from $398 for a table for two).

Photography inclined? From July 30 to August 2, Fraenkel Gallery will showcase works exploring scale by such icons as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The complementary menu includes Kumamoto oysters with Monterey Bay kelp, sour apple and lemon verbena.

Moved by minimalism? Make a reservation for the Jessica Silverman Gallery series (August 13 to 16), where you can expect all-white sculptures and installations alongside white gazpacho with spot prawn, almond and cucumber.

July 30 to August 30 at Hedge Gallery, 501 Pacific Ave.; 415-433-2233 or

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