Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Citrus Modernista Dinner

An Indio Mandarinquat isn’t a yoga pose, but a bell-shaped fruit that’s a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin. The sweet peel is eaten with the tart flesh. At the Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, California, Chef David Kinch features them in a six-course Citrus Modernista dinner. Only in California. —In Style magazine, UK

David Kinch has a unique relationship with a farm
er who grows rare and unusual citrus at a hidden location in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Watsonville. David drives the winding mountain roads to arrive at the place where the citrus enthusiast grows citrus on a rather large plot of land, which enjoys a microclimate perfect for citrus. He grows hundreds of varieties; some from Australia that look spiky and menacing and others that are nearly impossible to find growing outside of Asia. David walks the hills with the grower, tasting every flavor of citrus imaginable, and takes his citrus harvest back to Manresa to prepare the Citrus Modernista Dinner.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 27 for the Citrus Modernista Dinner. Tangelo, mandarin, sevilla orange, yuzu, Mexican lime, blood orange, and indio mandarinquat are transformed into a multi-course dinner for one evening only. Open seating begins at 5:30. Reservations are available by calling Manresa at 408-354-4330 today. The citrus dinner is $125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.