Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Manresa 15-Year Anniversary Events

Manresa and Relais & Châteaux Announce
“The Residency” in France

Since the beginning of my career, I’ve been inspired by the people, culture, ingredients, and cooking of France. It’s the place where I was first exposed to the “art of the table” and “joie de vivre” as a young cook, two philosophies that have since shaped my perspective in my chosen métier. For this reason, it makes sense to pay tribute to the country and its culture, which has influenced me in such positive ways, on the 15th anniversary of Manresa.

I’m thrilled to announce we’ve decided to partner with Relais & Châteaux to host “The Residency,” a collaboration between the Manresa team and some of the most legendary culinary houses in France, which all mirror our commitment to quality, excellence, and a truly generous spirit of hospitality.

For nearly two weeks, we’re closing the doors at Manresa to take our team on the road for a series of meals in the city of Paris at the two-Michelin star Le Taillevent, in the countryside of Provence at the two-Michelin star L’Oustau de Baumanière, and near the beaches of Marseille at the three-Michelin star Le Petit Nice.

At each stop, our team at Manresa will collaborate with the host chef and his team for a “four hands” dinner. Menus are already being planned with inspiration taken from local products of the respective French regions and the thoughtful “sense of place” from the California Coast that Manresa is known for.

We are honored to be working side-by-side with these talented teams to create a memorable event and we hope to see you in France for The Residency.

Please visit the restaurant websites or call the numbers below to inquire about reservations.

• September 28 and 29 at Le Taillevent in Paris, France
For dinner reservations please visit

• October 4 at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, France
Dinner reservations will be available soon. Please visit for details on booking.

• October 6 at Le Petit Nice in Marseille, France
Reservations for lunch and dinner can be made by emailing or calling +33 491 592 592.

Follow our journey on Instagram @ManresaCA


Welcoming Guest Chef Niko Romito to Manresa,
November 11 & 12

“Easily one of the best meals I had this year was at Chef Niko Romito’s three-Michelin star Reale in Castel di Sangro, Italy. His cooking is deceptively simple in the presentation and reveals thoughtful, emotional and provocative ideas under the surface, a style I greatly admire. I’m honored that he’s agreed to join us in our kitchen as part of our 15-year anniversary celebrations at Manresa. We’ll collaborate for two nights on a 10-course menu showcasing each of our culinary styles.” –Chef Kinch

A self-taught cook with deep roots in Italy, Chef Romito took the helm at Reale in 2000 turning a bakery into a restaurant that is now highly regarded throughout the world.

Please call us to reserve your table on November 11 or 12. The 10-course menu ($425 per guest) can include an optional wine pairing ($275 per guest).

Reservations are available now by phone only.

We hope to see you then.