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Manresa



David Kinch, Chef-Proprietor 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, California 95030, 408-354-4330 www.manresarestaurant.com



Updated: 2017-11-16T07:44:27.408-08:00

 



Manresa Celebrations

2017-10-30T16:56:56.871-07:00

Manresa Celebrates Ongoing Three-Star Michelin Distinction for 2018

We are honored to announce that Manresa is maintaining three Michelin stars for 2018. This marks our third consecutive year with three Michelin stars, and eleventh consecutive year as a Michelin star restaurant. Manresa is humbled to announce this distinction alongside our incredible colleagues recognized by Michelin for 2018.


Chef Niko Romito, photo by Alberto Zanetti

Our 15-Year Anniversary Celebration Continues with Guest Chef Niko Romito

With the excitement of the Michelin announcement, we are thrilled to continue our 15th Anniversary celebrations with three-Michelin star Chef Niko Romito of Reale, who is joing us for a collaborative 10-course menu taking place on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 at Manresa. This unique opportunity will allow you, our guests and friends, to explore the unique styles of both Chef David Kinch and Chef Niko Romito in their collaborative creations for this special tasting.

Having been praised with distinctions such as the “Performance of the Year” award from the Espresso Guide in 2015, the 43rd position on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in 2017, and the “Dish of the Year” award from the Espresso Guide in 2017, Chef Romito’s three-Michelin star Reale in Castel di Sangro, Italy is also currently leading the prestigious Gamberorosso Guide to Italian Restaurants 2018 with an unprecedented 96/100 rating.

We hope that you will join us in our continued celebrations for 15 bountiful years. The 10-course menu ($425 per guest) can include an optional wine pairing ($275 per guest). To reserve a table on November 11 or 12, please call 408-354-4330. For more information on Manresa, please visit manresarestaurant.com.



Manresa Celebrates 15 Years with "The Residency" in France

2017-09-21T09:28:23.738-07:00

In just one week, the Manresa team is relocating to France to celebrate our 15-year anniversary with “The Residency.” While we’re on the road, we are collaborating with Relais & Châteaux and three of France’s most iconic culinary houses, Le Taillevent in the city of Paris, L’Oustau de Baumanière in the countryside of Provence, and Le Petit Nice at the beaches of Marseille. Please join us for one of these special events from September 28 to October 6:Alain Solivérès, Le Taillevent and David Kinch• September 28 and 29 at Le Taillevent** in Paris, FranceFor dinner reservations please visit http://bit.ly/2uwTPKp. The menu (250€ per person) can include an optional wine pairing (350€ per person).Jean-André Charial, L’Oustau de Baumanière and David Kinch • October 4 at L’Oustau de Baumanière** in Les Baux-de-Provence, FranceFor dinner reservations (225€ per person, not including beverages) please visit http://bit.ly/2hcRw7t.David Kinch and Gérald Passédat, Le Petit Nice • October 6 at Le Petit Nice*** in Marseille, FranceReservations for lunch (350€ per person) and dinner (590€ per person with wine pairing) can be made by emailing contact@passedat.fr or calling +33 491 592 592.Follow our journey on Instagram @ManresaCAPhotos by David Morganti/Relais & Châteaux[...]



Manresa 15-Year Anniversary Events

2017-08-16T11:46:28.062-07:00

Manresa and Relais & Châteaux Announce“The Residency” in FranceSince the beginning of my career, I’ve been inspired by the people, culture, ingredients, and cooking of France. It’s the place where I was first exposed to the “art of the table” and “joie de vivre” as a young cook, two philosophies that have since shaped my perspective in my chosen métier. For this reason, it makes sense to pay tribute to the country and its culture, which has influenced me in such positive ways, on the 15th anniversary of Manresa. I’m thrilled to announce we’ve decided to partner with Relais & Châteaux to host “The Residency,” a collaboration between the Manresa team and some of the most legendary culinary houses in France, which all mirror our commitment to quality, excellence, and a truly generous spirit of hospitality. For nearly two weeks, we’re closing the doors at Manresa to take our team on the road for a series of meals in the city of Paris at the two-Michelin star Le Taillevent, in the countryside of Provence at the two-Michelin star L’Oustau de Baumanière, and near the beaches of Marseille at the three-Michelin star Le Petit Nice.At each stop, our team at Manresa will collaborate with the host chef and his team for a “four hands” dinner. Menus are already being planned with inspiration taken from local products of the respective French regions and the thoughtful “sense of place” from the California Coast that Manresa is known for. We are honored to be working side-by-side with these talented teams to create a memorable event and we hope to see you in France for The Residency. Please visit the restaurant websites or call the numbers below to inquire about reservations.• September 28 and 29 at Le Taillevent in Paris, FranceFor dinner reservations please visit http://bit.ly/2uwTPKp. • October 4 at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, FranceDinner reservations will be available soon. Please visit baumaniere.com for details on booking. • October 6 at Le Petit Nice in Marseille, FranceReservations for lunch and dinner can be made by emailing contact@passedat.fr or calling +33 491 592 592.Follow our journey on Instagram @ManresaCA#manresaresidency#manresa15anniversary#relaischateaux Welcoming Guest Chef Niko Romito to Manresa,November 11 & 12“Easily one of the best meals I had this year was at Chef Niko Romito’s three-Michelin star Reale in Castel di Sangro, Italy. His cooking is deceptively simple in the presentation and reveals thoughtful, emotional and provocative ideas under the surface, a style I greatly admire. I’m honored that he’s agreed to join us in our kitchen as part of our 15-year anniversary celebrations at Manresa. We’ll collaborate for two nights on a 10-course menu showcasing each of our culinary styles.” –Chef KinchA self-taught cook with deep roots in Italy, Chef Romito took the helm at Reale in 2000 turning a bakery into a restaurant that is now highly regarded throughout the world. Please call us to reserve your table on November 11 or 12. The 10-course menu ($425 per guest) can include an optional wine pairing ($275 per guest).Reservations are available now by phone only.We hope to see you then. [...]



Manresa Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

2017-08-03T11:54:14.492-07:00

15 years ago, we opened Manresa on this quiet side street in Los Gatos with the idea of creating something that the community could embrace and be a part of. The nature of what we do is dynamic and always changing. Over the years, Manresa has shapeshifted in many ways. We’ve transformed our menu countless times, flowing with the seasons, exploring new flavor combinations, and taking inspiration from our surroundings and our travels. The look of Manresa has also matured from our original rustic design to a more refined, tranquil environment that complements our cooking and our community. It seems appropriate that as these changes have slowly occurred, we would also take a closer look at how the restaurant is represented in all parts of its design. Today, we are proud to unveil our new logo and website, created with a simple, polished aesthetic that captures our philosophy. You’ll find this new logo on the path leading to the restaurant’s entrance and its corresponding emblem displayed in subtle ways throughout the restaurant. We’ll continue to celebrate Manresa’s 15-year anniversary with special events taking place here and abroad. We hope you—our guests and friends who have supported and inspired us all these years—can join us in celebrating the rest of the year with us. In the coming weeks, we’ll share an announcement about "The Residency," our collaboration with Relais & Chateaux and some of the most legendary houses in France. We’ll also share details about other events we are hosting at Manresa that will include a collaborative dinner weekend with one of our favorite Michelin three-star chefs in the world.These 15 years have been a journey and the restaurant seems to have taken a life of its own. We are humbled and honored that Manresa continues to grow as we continue to strive to be a little bit better every day. We look forward to welcoming you to Manresa, to create memories together for the years to come.— David KinchAugust 3, 2017[...]



David Kinch Nominated for Outstanding Chef!

2017-03-21T11:00:16.967-07:00


Congratulations to David Kinch for his 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef award nomination, recognizing American chefs whose career has set industry standards and who has inspired food professionals. Winners will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 1. For more information on the 2017 awards, visit the James Beard Foundation website.




Jim Rollston, MS Named "Sommelier of the Year"

2017-03-21T10:55:11.957-07:00


Food & Wine magazine names Manresa’s Wine Director Jim Rollston “Sommelier of the Year” in the April 2017 issue. Congratulations to Jim! We could not be more proud! Check out the story here.

Get more information on the Master Sommelier and how he picks wine for Manresa in another interview by Wine & Spirits magazine here.



Manresa Makes El Mundo 50 Best

2017-03-21T10:50:00.145-07:00


Manresa is honored to be ranked the 9th restaurant in the annual top 50 restaurants in the world in El Mundo, Spain’s largest daily newspaper. Compiled by Cuaderno Matoses, the list is based on his visits to hundreds of establishments across the globe, featuring restaurants from Europe to Japan. The full list is available here.




2017 James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership

2017-03-21T10:44:01.828-07:00


Manresa and Manresa Bread are excited to be participating in the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Women in Culinary Leadership program. First launched in 2012, the educational program focuses on mentoring and training women seeking careers in the culinary arts. Both Manresa and Manresa Bread are offering eight-month mentoring programs. For details and to apply, click here. The deadline is March 27.




Manresa Bread Now Available in San Francisco

2017-03-21T10:40:03.206-07:00


Manresa Bread is now available in San Francisco at the newly opened Verve Coffee Roasters in the city’s Castro neighborhood. Enjoy a selection of Manresa’s pastries and special San Francisco only items including biscuits, gluten-free trail mix bars, and more. For more information visit the Verve website.




Make a Date at The Bywater

2017-03-21T10:35:08.346-07:00


No need to wait for a table—The Bywater is open for reservations! Visit the website or check out the Yelp reservations page.




In This Issue

2017-01-17T15:50:06.304-08:00

• Hello 2017!
• Manresa Heads on Vacation and February Reservations
• Follow Our Family Meal
• Les 100 Chefs Honors
• Mardi Gras 2017!
• Celebrate Baking This January



Hello 2017!

2017-01-17T15:45:01.088-08:00


As we kick off 2017 with our first Manresa Journal, we would like to thank you for your support and patronage. This year marks a huge milestone for the restaurant and team—our 15th anniversary. To celebrate, we are planning some events right here at our home in Los Gatos and will also be taking Manresa on the road. Please look out for details in the months ahead. We look forward to celebrating with you this year!



Follow Our Family Meal

2017-01-17T15:35:17.162-08:00


Staff meal is that sacred time before opening where everyone comes together to eat and get ready for the night of service. If you’ve ever wondered about staff meal at Manresa, you can see what our very talented team puts together by following @ManresaFamilyMeal on Instagram. Discover everything from Wagyu tacos by Kristofer, our cook from Iceland, to Thai fermented pork by Chef de Cuisine Mitch Lienhard. It’s guaranteed to make you hungry and perhaps inspire your own family meal at home.




Manresa Heads on Vacation and February Reservations

2017-01-17T15:30:03.675-08:00

A reminder that Manresa will be closed for vacation from January 17 through January 31, reopening for service on Wednesday, February 1.

During the month of February, we will be open on Super Bowl Sunday—February 5. Manresa will also be open for regular service on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14. Join us to celebrate! Please call 408.354.4330 or visit the website to make reservations.



Les 100 Chefs Honors

2017-01-17T15:30:15.045-08:00

Congratulations to Chef Kinch on his inclusion in the annual Les 100 Chefs list compiled by France’s Le Chef magazine. Naming the top 100 chefs in the world, Chef Kinch is one of eight chefs included from the United States. For the complete list, check out the latest issue here.



Mardi Gras 2017!

2017-01-17T15:25:03.203-08:00


The Bywater will be celebrating Mardi Gras all day on Tuesday, February 28. Raise a glass (or your hurricane or frozen daiquiri) and celebrate with the team over good food, drink, and music all day long (beads optional!). Check out The Bywater’s website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for details coming soon.



Celebrate Baking This January

2017-01-17T15:20:10.956-08:00


While Manresa Bread celebrates baking every day, we’ve heard that January happens to be National Baking Month! Come in and check out what’s new for 2017, including the Ham and Cheese Danish, and keep in touch to see what’s in store for 2017 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



In This Issue

2016-12-15T22:17:55.212-08:00

• Countdown to 2017!
• Jim Rollston Dishes on his Favorite Wine, Regions and More …
• Manresa Heads to Naples Winter Wine Festival
• Pre-Order Manresa Bread for the Holidays
• Save the Date for Mardi Gras



Countdown to 2017!

2016-12-15T22:10:22.859-08:00


Ring in the New Year with a special dinner at Manresa! Join us on Saturday, December 31 for a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Kinch and his team with optional beverage pairing by Jim Rollston, the restaurant’s Master Sommelier. Dinner is $295 per person; an additional $235 with beverage pairing. For reservations, contact the restaurant at 408.354.4330.

As we head into the holidays and 2017, please know that Manresa will be closed from December 25–27, January 1–3, and January 16–31, reopening on Wednesday, February 1.



Jim Rollston Dishes on his favorite Wine, Regions and More ...

2016-12-15T22:05:11.953-08:00

Photo by Nick Vasilopoulos
“Whenever I visit vineyards in France, I just get the feeling that this country was put on the map to create characterful and interesting wine.” —Jim Rollston

Our Master Sommelier Jim Rollston was recently profiled in The World of Fine Wine, talking about the wine regions and wine professionals that inspire him. Check out the interview here.



Manresa Heads to Naples Winter Wine Festival

2016-12-15T22:00:11.932-08:00


This January, Manresa is honored to participate in the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival in Florida to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. The festival is one of the world’s most prestigious charity wine auctions, bringing together renowned vintners and chefs with wine enthusiasts and philanthropists for a three-day festival that raises millions of dollars for underprivileged and at-risk children. Chef Kinch and the Manresa team will be featured at one of the auction dinners, pairing each course with GAJA wines from Italy. For details on the festival, click here.



Pre-Order Manresa Bread for the Holidays

2016-12-15T22:26:36.214-08:00


Manresa Bread announces new seasonal baked goods available for pre-order with the last day of pick up on Christmas Eve until noon. Holiday items available now in-store and for pre-order include Chocolate Cherry Bread, Chocolate Raspberry Granola, and Quince Polenta Cake in addition to a selection of breads, rolls and other pastries. New items for the season that are only available for pick up on December 22–December 24 include large Kouign Amann, Apple Tart Tatin, Chocolate Ganache Tart, Pecan Pie, and Brioche.  The last day to place an order for Christmas Eve pick up at the Los Gatos and Los Altos locations is Tuesday, December 20. For the list of available items, click here. Manresa Bread will be open until noon on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.



Save the Date for Mardi Gras

2016-12-15T21:50:09.808-08:00


The Bywater is celebrating Mardi Gras on Sunday, February 26 in a big way. Check out the website, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter for details as they roll out early next year.




In This Issue

2016-10-25T07:41:17.217-07:00

• Manresa’s Mitch Lienhard Wins Top Honors
• Places We Love
• The Little, Sweet Dragon
• The Bywater
• Holiday Pre-Orders Coming Soon to Manresa Bread



Manresa's Mitch Lienhard Wins Top Honors at S. Pellegrino Young Chef Competition

2016-10-25T07:40:03.384-07:00


Our congratulations to Manresa’s Chef de Cuisine Mitch Lienhard for taking first place in the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Milan on October 15. Mitch took top honors with his “roasted duck with spiced orange and yam” dish, competing against 19 other finalists from around the globe. He was selected by a jury of seven internationally acclaimed chefs including David Higgs, Carlo Cracco, Gaggan Anand, Elena Arzak, Mauro Colagreco, Wylie Dufresne and Roberta Sudbrack. For a full recap, click here.