Monday, December 10, 2018

Manresa Celebrates Three Michelin Stars for the Fourth Consecutive Year; Chef David Kinch Named #8 on Le Chef’s “Top 100 Chefs” List; the Opening of Manresa Bread Campbell; and Festivities Continuing Into the New Year

Manresa is honored to accept Michelin’s highest three-star rating for 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year that the restaurant has received the award. We were delighted to celebrate last week with our dedicated team, and alongside fellow Bay Area Michelin star recipients. We would like to specially congratulate Chef Dominique Crenn—the United States’s first female chef to attain three Michelin stars—and Kyle and Katina Connaughton of Single Thread, who also received their third star.

Les 100 Chefs
The Michelin news came as Chef David Kinch attended the Chef’s World Summit in Monaco, where Le Chef Magazine recognized him as the #8 chef on its international “Top 100 Chefs” list. The peer-based award asks all two- and three-Michelin-starred chefs to name five colleagues they feel best represent the cooking profession and one chef who they feel should place first. To be acknowledged by these talented chefs is a great honor, especially as Chef Kinch was the only American in the top 10.

In November, Chef Kinch also traveled to New Orleans to participate in Emeril Lagasse’s annual Carnivale du Vin, a weekend of fundraising events benefitting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. In total, the events raised $3 million for the foundation, which funds local youth charities centered around culinary, nutrition, and arts education.

Without the entire Manresa team’s relentless diligence and commitment, we would not have been able to realize these successes. This holiday season, we look forward to setting the table as you celebrate your 2018 achievements.

While we are usually closed on Mondays, we will be open for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners. On New Year’s Eve we will offer a tasting menu priced at $325 per guest. Our Wine Director, Jim Rollston MS, has selected several special bottles for this evening, with optional wine pairings available for $245 per person. We will offer our regular Chef’s Tasting Menu for Christmas Eve. We invite you to visit our website or call us at 408.354.4330 for reservation availability.

We also celebrate our newest Manresa family addition, Manresa Bread Campbell led by Partner and Head Baker Avery Ruzicka. The all-day café is now open at 195 E. Campbell Ave. from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Chef Todd Parker, formerly of the Manresa kitchen, has collaborated on a menu with toasts, sandwiches, grain bowls, and evening items like Sourdough Spaetzle Cacio e Pepe and a take on Manresa’s Parmesan Churros accompanied by Romesco. Elements of the bread program are woven throughout, including fresh-milled tortillas for the Breakfast Tacos, Manresa Bread Granola on the Coconut Tapioca Pearls with Seasonal Fruit, brewer’s yeast on the Little Gem Salad, and more. Plus, a curated selection of beer, wine, and cocktails is featured.

For guests hosting holiday festivities, Manresa Bread will debut seasonal items ranging from a Chocolate Hazelnut Panettone to a Yuzu Lemon Tart, available for pre-order through the website, for in-store pick-up, or for nationwide shipping.

Whether you ring in the New Year with us at Manresa, or break Manresa Bread at home with friends and family, we toast to you! We thank you for your continued support throughout the year, and wish you the very best for a happy and healthy 2019.