Thursday, March 22, 2018

Maaemo Collaborative Dinners in April Welcome Oslo’s Chef Esben Holmboe Bang as Manresa Enjoys Critical Acclaim from James Beard Foundation, AAA, and Forbes

We invite you, our guests and friends, to join us on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, as we host three-Michelin-star Chef Esben Holmboe Bang of Maaemo in Oslo, Norway, for a culinary collaboration with Chef David Kinch. Using biodynamic, organic, and wild ingredients, Chef Holmboe Bang introduces his locally and seasonally driven Norwegian cuisine with a special tasting menu.

Maaemo; Photo credit: Bandar Abdul-Jauwad

Chef Holmboe Bang is the youngest current chef to earn three Michelin stars; his other numerous awards include a place among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential Chefs in the World” in 2013.

This special dinner provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate Manresa and Chef Kinch’s recent critical recognition, which we are eager and excited to share with you.

The James Beard Foundation announced Chef David Kinch as one of its nominees for 2018’s “Outstanding Chef” award. Chef Kinch was also a nominee in 2014 and 2017, and achieved semi-finalist honor in 2012, 2013, and 2016.

Manresa also earned the prestigious Five Diamond rating from AAA, an accolade that only 0.2 percent of the more than 31,000 restaurants approved by AAA receive. In addition, Forbes Travel Guide has bestowed Manresa with its highest honor, the Five-Star Rating, recognizing the restaurant as one of the most exquisite properties in the world, raising international standards of luxury, service, and culture.

In addition to these exciting events and accolades, Chef Kinch has been selected to serve as Vice Delegate for the Western United States & Mexico for the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, of which Manresa has been a proud member since 2016.

We look forward to sharing our acclaimed cuisine with you at these upcoming events. For the latest details and announcements, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. For reservations, please call Manresa at 408.354.4330 or visit us online at