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320 Village Lane (Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.) Send to Phone
Wander away from San Francisco for an introspective eating experience that's far from provincial.

• Buy chef David Kinch's cookbook Manresa: An Edible Reflection

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 10 reviews
Dining room at Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Manresa Restaurant Review

: Nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the quaint town of Los Gatos, Manresa showcases chef David Kinch's hyper-meditated, progressive cuisine du terroir. Local, biodynamic Love Apple Farms supplies most of the restaurant’s produce, conceptually represented in Kinch’s evolved, star dish, “Into the Vegetable Garden” --- it’s like getting the chef’s credo on a plate. Expect a holistic composition of the garden’s offerings that day, such as flowers, roots, stems, shoots, seeds, herbs and more substantial produce; the components might be raw or cooked and have varying degrees of temperature. Each evening, a tasting menu ($198) is available, with the option of beverage pairing that could include wine, saké and beer ($158). Kinch composes the meal from seasonal ingredients, perhaps utilizing seaweed, buckwheat or duck, and maybe green tea, bay scallop or venison. The wine list evokes a lovely sense of place with the inclusion of local makers, as well as selections sourced worldwide. Enjoy the five-course lounge menu (in the lounge, $60) with a wine pairing of three two-ounce pours ($38). There are cocktails, too. All has been restored after the 2014 fire, and the welcoming contemporary feel of the place is still imbued with the warmth and bones of the original 1940's ranch-style building, including the open beam ceiling, mosaic tiled fireplace and curved wall.

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