Sunday, December 28, 2008

A New Tradition

During the month of January, Manresa introduces the Menus of Tradition. Chef David Kinch has expanded his menu with an easy three-course dinner for the fixed-price of $75 per person, including wine or your beverage of choice. The Menus of Tradition is limited to three courses of the chef's choice, using the best ingredients of the day and fresh produce from Manresa’s biodynamic Love Apple Farm. If you loved Chef Kinch’s soul-satisfying meals at his former restaurant Sent Sovi in Saratoga, such as roasted scallops, farm chicken, and slow-braised lamb shank, you’ll love the Menus of Tradition at Manresa. The dinners begin on Sunday, January 4 and continue on consecutive Sundays until January 25. Reservations are available starting at 5:00 p.m. by calling Manresa at 408.354.4330.

January 4
Roasted scallops, sauce bouillabaisse
Farm chicken with Riesling
Gâteau Basque: semolina pudding cake and poached pears

January 11
Mussel soup with lentils, roasted pears
Braised lamb shanks, mesturet: cornmeal porridge with roasted pumpkin
Chocolate tart, milk glace and candied citrus

January 18
Mussel salad with herbs, a light mustard dressing
Our version of cassoulet, with boudin noir
Mont Blanc: fresh roasted chestnuts and chocolate cream

January 25
Petit salé
Salmon with lentils and red wine
Meyer lemon and tonka bean vacherin with honey bouillon

Menus subject to change. The four-course menu and tasting menu are also available on Sundays in January. Download a printable menu.