An hour south of San Francisco, some of the freshest food around is served at Manresa Restaurant. This Los Gatos, CA favorite serves up farm fresh cuisine, with all vegetables supplied by nearby Love Apple Farm, a Santa Cruz farm that has an exclusive relationship with Manresa. Chef David Kinch creates a highly personal menu that changes frequently, depending on seasonal ingredients.
Diners at Manresa can choose to enjoy a four-course menu, or put their trust in the hands of the chef for a tasting menu appropriately called “Seasonal and Spontaneous.” One of Manresa’s most prized dishes is the Into The Vegetable Garden plate, which showcases the root, leaf and flower of nearly 30 vegetables and plants grown at Love Apple Farm.
An in-house sommelier, Jeff Bareilles, makes sure that wine pairings and cocktails match perfectly with the cuisine. Manresa has a selection of over 600 wines, focusing on the Santa Cruz Mountain region in which the restaurant is located. The signature Manresa Cocktails are some of the best in town, creatively mastered using local ingredients when possible.
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