Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Pick up the January issue of San Francisco magazine for a 12-page cover story of Manresa's David Kinch penned by restaurant critic Josh Sens. Sens's insightful profile is beautifully illustrated with photographs by Mark Holthusen. Go to page 48 of the digital edition.
"When you think of all the people who have come through his kitchen," says James Syhabout, "and the way his style has spread to other restaurants, David Kinch has done more than any chef since Alice Waters to reshape California cuisine."
Recollections of a meal at Restaurant Alain Chapel outside Lyon "make the hair on my arms stand on end, ' says Kinch. "I remember going back to my room that night and having a weepy moment. Here I was thinking I was this hotshot cook who knew everything. Then I have this meal, and suddenly, everything I'd been doing up until then seemed like bullshit."