Saturday, May 16, 2009


The final dinner of my November 2008 vacation was at Manresa in Los Gatos. Chef David Kinch gave me a copy of my dinner menu. It was definitely the best meal of this vacation!

The Autumn Garden

Manresa Restaurant

November 10th, 2008

Petit fours “red pepper-black olive”

Garden beignets

Parmesan churros, anchovy

Pumpkin veloute ‘blue hubbard,” nasturtium ice cream

Arpege farm egg

Foie gras soup, oyster and apple

Japanese sea bream, sashimi style, exotic citrus

Mar y muntanya: root vegetables in wood ash, caviar from Iran

Spot prawns and yuba, heritage chestnuts with kohlrabi

Into the vegetable garden...

A risotto without rice, big fin squid

Autumn tidal pool

Squab, garden carrots with farro, meyer lemon preserve

Beef short ribs cardoons with bread crusts and chanterelles

[The wines of the evening]

[Tea service]

Crepe croustillant, persimmon and bourbon cranberry

Spice cake and coconut caramel, ginger-port pears

Chocolate-banana crème with huckleberries, burnt cinnamon

Petit fours “strawberry-chocolate”

Manresa Restaurant

320 Village Lane

Los Gatos, CA 95030

(408) 354-4330