Saturday, April 04, 2009


12 Restaurants That Matter
Look for the April issue of Saveur magazine for a feature on Manresa penned by Joyce Goldstein and photographed by Penny De Los Santos. From the editors of Saveur, restaurants that "have profoundly influenced the way we think about food" were selected for "12 Restaurants That Matter." Goldstein writes of Manresa, "Kinch's compositions are so artfully arranged, so brilliantly expressive, that I can't imagine their being replicated."

James Beard Foundation Awards
David Kinch has been nominated for Best Chef: Pacific by the James Beard Foundation. Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers. The awards will be announced on May 4 at the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala in New York.

Iron Chef America
Congratulations to David Kinch who handily defeated resident Iron Chef Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, which aired on March 15 on the Food Network. After a riveting 60-minute challenge, Kinch’s five dishes composed of the secret ingredient cabbage dazzled the judges. Judge Lee Jones described Kinch's "Cabbage Patch" as "genius," which featured cabbage leaves and stems with country ham, a Riesling wine sauce and his signature "edible dirt," a mixture of toasted hazelnuts and roasted chicory.