Chef de Cuisine Jessica Largey of Manresa - Los Gatos, CA

320 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-4330
Hours: Wed-Sun: 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Manresa, Chef David Kinch’s decade-old temple to farm-to-table cuisine, underwent a fresh redesign in 2011 that did away with the Southwestern décor and made way for a more refined look that includes Japanese wood blocks of Santa Cruz landscapes, glass chandeliers, and white tableclothes. That same year partner Love Apple Farms expanded to a new 22-acre locale just 15 minutes from the Los Gatos restaurant, allowing farm production to grow and to include space for raising animals and holding educational classes. Kinch’s new team of chefs—Chef de Cuisine Jessica Largey and Pastry Chef Stephanie Prida—are bringing a fresh approach to the menu. The duo effortlessly present the farm's produce, along with foods they forage and pick themselves, in an elegant, charismatic menu of delights. Largey weaves and layers flavors without depending on technology to innovate. Her ambitious trombetta squash dish highlights the flavor of nasturtium in several bright and floral iterations, while Prida’s desserts surprise with inventive combinations and unusual textures. Kinch has also implemented new in-house bread and in-house chocolate programs and will publish his first cookbook, Manresa: An Edible Reflection (Ten Speed Press), in fall 2013.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Trombetta Squash, Pistachio, Nasturtium Oil, and Cultured Cream
  • Verbena-Chamomile Poached Sea Bream Collar with Pear-Celery Bouillon
  • Delicata Squash, Caramelized Clams, Porcini Emulsion, and Homemade Furikake
  • Mustard, Chocolate, Figs, and Tomato-Honey Ice Cream
  • Milk Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Milk Meringue, and Buttermilk

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