David Kinch celebrates Manresa’s anniversary in July


Manresa is a one-of-a-kind, Michelin two-star restaurant. It’s expensive, and all that fine dining can seem intimidating. To spend so much money on a meal, one might expect to be in Paris or New York. While people travel from all over the world to eat at Manresa, we just need to drive down Highway 17.

But if you’re a food lover, you owe it to yourself to go at least once. The memories of several dishes I’ve had there still ring through my brain. It really is worth it and July is a great time to do it.

Manresa and chef David Kinch celebrate the restaurant’s 10th anniversary in July with a series of “cooking with friends” dinners, July 11-15. On the first three nights, chefs Michael Cimarusti of Providence in Los Angeles; John and Karen Shields, who are opening a restaurant in Philadelphia later this year; and Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta’s in Brooklyn will each collaborate with Kinch on separate tasting menus for one-night-only dinners.

For the final two nights, Kinch will welcome back some of Manresa’s most notable alumni—Belinda Leong, John Paul Carmona, Charlie Parker, James Syhabout, Jeremy Fox, Michael Gaines and Marty Cattaneo. Each will prepare a course for the weekend tasting menu.

“This is a huge milestone not only for me but also for the entire team at Manresa,” Kinch says. “I thought the best way to celebrate would be to offer a few one-of-a-kind menus in collaboration with my friends. But I’m most excited about the weekend dinners. I’ve invited some of our former chefs back into the kitchen. It’s fun to be working with them again and to see the ideas they have for the menu.”

The “Cooking with Friends” dinners are $175 per person. The “alumni dinners” are $198. Go to www.manresarestaurant.com for more information.

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