Thursday, December 15, 2016

In This Issue

• 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!


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 ...

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


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


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


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.