Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Mauro Colagreco Dinners

Mauro Colagreco of restaurant Mirazur
Read The chef and his secret garden: Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur by the delightful Chez Pim

Please join us for a rare culinary event when California meets the Cote d’Azur. Manresa is pleased to announce that Mauro Colagreco will return to Manresa to cook with David Kinch on two special evenings of Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.

Chef Colagreco travels to Los Gatos from his restaurant Mirazur, a modern three-level restaurant set among terraced lemon 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.

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.

Colagreco first cooked at Manresa in April 2008. Now he returns for an exciting, new collaboration with David Kinch. 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. Reservations are now available by calling Manresa at 408.354.4330.