Monday, February 13, 2012

Upcoming Events

» The Citrus Modernista Dinner
Please join Manresa on Sunday, February 26 for the Citrus Modernista Dinner. This seasonal dinner celebrates exotic varieties of citrus grown along the Pacific Coast from Gene Lester's collection of citrus trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. High in the hills above the Pacific Ocean, David Kinch selects the citrus that will become his signature six-course citrus dinner prepared with beautiful varieties of Mandalo and Ruby Red grapefruit, Kalpi lime, Kishu mandarin, Vangassay lemon, calamondin, yuzu, Mexican lime, and Indio Mandarinquat. Please note that the regular menus will not be offered on this evening. The Citrus Modernista Dinner is $165 per person, exclusive of wine, tax, and gratuity. Wine pairings are $165 for premium and $105 for traditional. Reservations are available by calling Manresa at 408.354.4330.

» Ben Shewry of Attica to Cook at Manresa
David Kinch welcomes his great friend and colleague Ben Shewry of Attica restaurant in Australia for a series of Cooking with Friends dinners in May. Shewry will be the next great Australian chef to visit Manresa in the past 12 months. Attica was the Restaurant of the Year 2012 and Shewry was named Chef of the Year 2011 in The Age Good Food Guide, Australia's most prestigious restaurant guide. Stay tuned for details in our March newsletter for exact dates and options.
"Melbourne restaurant Attica jumped 20 places to number 53 in last year’s S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, when just a few years ago chef Ben Shewry admits the restaurant was on the brink of meltdown. With a cuisine that reflects nature with the utmost respect and translates Shewry's childhood memories on a plate, Attica is fast becoming the darling of Victoria in Australia." —The World's 50 Best Restaurants
For an insightful interview with Ben Shewry, read "Q&A: Ben Shewry of Attica".

» The Manresa Cookbook
David Kinch is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of his first cookbook to be published by Ten Speed Press. The book is still untitled and is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2013. Kinch sits down with Jeff Gordinier for an interview published in the New York Times, "California Dreaming: David Kinch is working on a New Cookbook".