Saturday, October 27, 2018

Manresa Reopens with New Dishes, Looks Ahead to Manresa Bread Campbell Opening, and The Bywater’s El Puerco Borracho Events

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Over the past 16 years, Manresa has been a place for family and friends to gather, celebrate, and enjoy one-of-a-kind culinary experiences, led by the vision of Chef David Kinch. We are thrilled to welcome you back to a rejuvenated restaurant with vibrant new dishes—just in time for the holidays. While we are usually closed on Mondays, we will open for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners this year. We invite you to visit our website or call us at 408.354.4330 for reservation availability. We accept reservations up to 90-days in advance.

As you may have heard, this summer we experienced a fire while the restaurant was closed over our weekend, which resulted in a temporary closure. Luckily no one was injured, and the fire was quickly contained by our incredible fire department. While this unfortunate circumstance forced us to close our doors for repairs, we worked diligently behind-the-scenes to create new dishes with the changing season—including a new take on our signature “Into the Vegetable Garden” dish—which celebrates the diversity, color, size, shape, cultivators, complexities, and variety of the humble tomato. With our reopening, we reaffirm our commitment to innovation and our dedication to our guests and look forward to hosting you soon.

And speaking of openings, later this fall, Manresa Bread will launch its third location in Campbell, CA, at 195 E. Campbell Ave. The all-day café concept will serve toasts, sandwiches, small plates, and pastries, as well as beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails—and, of course, Partner and Head Baker Avery Ruzicka’s artisan loaves. For now, savor Manresa Bread’s delectable, house-milled creations at the two brick-and-mortar locations in Los Gatos and Los Altos, at the Campbell and Palo Alto farmers’ market stands, and at Northern California Verve Coffee locations. Additionally, seasonal holiday offerings like house-milled Brioche Rolls, Chocolate Babka, Triple Chocolate Orange Panettone, and fresh fruit jams may be ordered through the website for in-store pick-up or for nationwide shipping. 

In other news, for a casual night out, The Bywater will be hosting its playful and delicious El Puerco Borracho events on Tuesday, November 13 and Tuesday, December 11, featuring Mexican-inspired cocktails and comida. Highlights include the Tocino Y Huevos cocktail, with bacon fat-washed reposado, smoked cane, lemon, and egg white; and Torta Ahogada with Carnitas and Salsa de Molcajete.

Lastly, our friend, Christine Muhlke—founder of Bureau X, Co-Author of Manresa: An Edible Reflection, and Editor-at-Large for Bon Appétit—has launched xtine a newsletter and website that serves as an insightful guide for what to eat, cook, and buy. We hope you visit the site and appreciate it as much as we do.

Thank you for your continued support throughout the past 16 years. Your enthusiasm drives us to elevate the Manresa experience and ensure that each of your visits is better than the last. We look forward to hosting you soon and embracing this culinary journey for many years to come.