Monday, February 04, 2019

Join us for Manresa’s Chocolate Pop-Up, Returning this Valentine’s Day, and New Winter Cocktails

As our Manresa team pauses for a moment of rest during our annual winter closure, we would like to share details for upcoming happenings at the restaurant.

This Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy our regular Chef’s Tasting Menu, along with the return of our Chocolate Pop-Up. Our Pastry Sous Chef Courtney Weyl and her team present delectable perfect pairings including Salt & Pepper, Milk & Cookies, and Peanut Butter & Jelly, with six-piece boxes for $18. The signature chocolates are available for pre-sale on Manresa Bread’s website for pick-up at Manresa Bread Los Gatos (276 N. Santa Cruz Ave.) on Thursday, February 14, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. A limited number of boxes will also be for sale during the Valentine’s Day pop-up.

Chili Verde Cocktail
We also debuted a seasonal winter cocktail menu from Bar Manager Jason Strich, showcasing his creativity in pulling together local ingredients with technique and thoughtful balance. Although we only have four seats at our bar, Wall Street Journal recognized it as one of five bars disrupting Silicon Valley. Four new highlights to sip include:

The Funghi: Nikka From the Barrel whisky, Pedro Ximénez sherry, white “Alba” truffle-infused vermouth, and housemade, dried mushroom bitters

Apple and Calamansi: Spritz-inspired, with Campari, clarified sour apple, Calamansi olio, and sparkling wine

Chili Verde: A blend of poblano chilis, mezcal, Chartreuse V.E.P., and lime

Post Street Pumpkin: Vodka infused with roasted heirloom pumpkins, with honey and bee pollen from Santa Cruz’s Post Street Farms, local bitters, and Cynar

We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant and sharing more about upcoming events at Manresa and abroad. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website or call us at 408.354.4330 for reservation availability, and follow us on Instagram for additional updates.