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Restaurants : Manresa Restaurant : Los Gatos : CA : USA

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Restaurants : Manresa Restaurant : Los Gatos : CA : USA 

The World;s 50 Best Restaurants : Manresa Restaurant
Tucked away in a small town between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the rugged north Californian coast, this modest restaurant, helmed by chef-owner David Kinch, recently underwent serious remodelling to introduce a new second dining room and a lounge/bar area. While the décor may have changed, Kinch’s culinary ethos of ‘land, kitchen, client’ continues to flourish with his playful yet delicate reverence of local produce seeking to “delight rather than challenge” diners.

About Manresa Restaurant
Manresa is the showcase for the inventive cuisine of Chef-Proprietor David Kinch. Chef Kinch and the Manresa team find inspiration from European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the vast bounty that California has to offer.

Our goal is to deliver an ambiance, service and cuisine that speaks of who we are and where we are located, the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the wild Central Coast of California. The Manresa menu changes frequently to highlight the best products grown using biodynamic practices from Love Apple Farms in nearby Santa Cruz, with which we have an exclusive partnership.

By sourcing our own produce by sustainable methods, we hope to create a closed circle between guests, the farm, and Kinch's highly personal haute cuisine.

The kitchen works hard to individually select the best of all products, and to create a menu that best takes advantage of the designs and whims of nature and the seasons. Guests may choose from a prix fixe menu or put their trust in Kinch’s hands for a truly memorable tasting menu, Seasonal and Spontaneous, with optional wine pairings courtesy of Manresa’s Wine Director Jeff Bareilles.

Manresa Restaurant Review
Manresa was overall one of the best dining experiences I have had. Having been there only once, I can't say that their only receiving two Michelin stars was a slight, but what I experienced was pretty close to, if not arguably better than the three star experiences I have had in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive, and, most importantly unpretentious and friendly. Each course was exceptionally prepared with the best ingredients and the wines paired were the perfect compliment. Everything about the restaurant from ambiance to food made it well worth the trip from SF. I can't wait to go again.


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Address 320 Village Ln, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone (408) 354-4330
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