Monday, August 10, 2015

In This Issue

• Celebrate Tomatoes!
• Introducing Jim Rollston and Mitch Leinhard
• ManresaBread Now Open Seven Days a Week!
• COMING SOON! David Kinch Announces The Bywater
• Guest Chef Dinner in Los Angeles

Celebrate Tomatoes!


It’s almost harvest time for nearly 100 varieties of tomatoes at Love Apple Farms! Join us at Manresa on Sunday, September 13 for our 10th annual tomato celebration showcasing this summer fruit in every course—including dessert. Dinner is $225 and beverage pairing is an additional $175. Please call us at (408) 354 4330 for more information and reservations. Seating is limited.

Introducing Jim Rollston and Mitch Leinhard


We are pleased to welcome Jim Rollston as Beverage Director and Mitch Leinhard as Chef de Cuisine at Manresa. Rollston brings nearly 20 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries to Manresa, including roles at the former Cyrus Restaurant in Healdsburg, Baumé in Palo Alto and the three restaurants of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. In addition to the wine program, Rollston oversees the beverage team, lending his expertise to beer, cocktails, spirits and more in pairing with Chef Kinch’s cuisine.


As new Chef de Cuisine, Mitch Leinhard credits his first job as a dishwasher in a small Florida-based Italian restaurant to kick starting his culinary career.  Moving up the ranks in the kitchen, Leinhard worked in a number of restaurants, later landing positions at Alinea and Grace in Chicago and Saison in San Francisco. In addition to helping lead the Manresa kitchen team, Leinhard is collaborating with Chef Kinch on new dishes and executes the daily changing menu in the restaurant.

We welcome them to the team!

ManresaBread Now Open Seven Days a Week!


Get your bread, pastry and Verve coffee fix at ManresaBread in Los Gatos seven days a week! Stop by everyday between 7am and 3pm, or before we sell out. ManresaBread is located at 276 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, close to the restaurant. Stay up to date on what’s happening in the commissary kitchen by following us on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

COMING SOON! David Kinch Announces The Bywater

David Kinch announces his first casual bar and eatery—opening The Bywater this fall just down the street from Manresa in Los Gatos! Inspired by and named for The Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, the casual restaurant pays homage to the city where Chef Kinch grew up and fell in love with cooking. Expect a drinks menu that’s simple and authentic to New Orleans featuring cocktails like the Sazerac, Gin Fizz, and Milk Punch. Dishes are classic French and New Orleans-inspired mixed with southern staples like fried green tomatoes and po’boys reimaged with ingredients from Northern California. Stay tuned for more details and an opening date!

Guest Chef Dinner in Los Angeles


Join Chef David Kinch in Los Angeles on October 6 to celebrate the ten year anniversary of his dear friend Michael Cimarusti’s restaurant Providence. Chef Kinch is one of several chefs invited to join in the special series of celebrations, kicking off on August 18 with Suzanne Goin of Los Angeles’ Lucques and Tavern restaurants and Chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. For more information on the anniversary dinner series and to make reservations, visit Providence’s website.