Friday, March 12, 2010

The Mauro Colagreco Dinners

Mauro Colagreco of restaurant Mirazur

California meets the Cote d’Azur when Mauro Colagreco returns to Manresa to cook with David Kinch for two special evenings. With great pleasure, Manresa announces the Mauro Colagreco Dinners on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.

Celebrated chef Colagreco travels to Los Gatos from his restaurant Mirazur, a modern three-level restaurant set among terraced orchards and gardens in Menton on the Côte d’Azur. He received his first Michelin star in 2006 and was awarded “Chef of the Year” by Gault & Millau—the first non-French chef ever to have received this title.

Colagreco first cooked at Manresa in April 2008. Now he returns for an exciting, new collaboration with David Kinch. Both Michelin starred chefs share a common sensibility—ultra fresh cuisine defined by the unique regions, or the terroir of their restaurants. They share an affinity for beautiful presentations that showcase pristine ingredients, often grown in their own kitchen gardens. Born in the La Plata province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Colagreco traveled throughout Latin America before arriving in Paris to cook with the finest chefs; Bernard Loiseau at La Côte d’Or, Alain Passard at L’Arpège, Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée, and Guy Martin at Le Grand Véfour.

The eight-course Mauro Colagreco Dinners are $225 per person, exclusive of wine, tax, and gratuity. Open seating begins at 6:00 p.m., with the last seating at 9:00 p.m. on both evenings. Wine pairings and premium wine pairings will be available. Please note that the regular menus will not be available on these evenings, and reservations will not be available on OpenTable. Please call Manresa at 408.354.4330 for reservations.

Mirazur, where the French Riviera meets the Italian coast