Manresa Restaraunt - Los Gatos, California
Dinner at Manresa was highly anticipated and to be quite honest, it did not disappoint. Seafood dominated the tasting menu on the night that I was there and I have to say that the selection of ingredients was varied and extremely fresh. You could still taste the briny flavor of the sea permeating through luxurious dishes like the abalone and foie gras and the assorted shellfish in bonito broth.
"Into the vegetable garden" gave us a taste of what grows in Manresa's biodynamic garden at Love Apple Farm. And because the vegetables were crisp and definitely at their peak, I would have enjoyed more vegetables used throughout the various courses.
I will upload more photos when I have a chance. Since the lighting in the restaurant was dim (even though we sat in the back room near the windows), the photos need quite a bit of re-touching.
Here are the rest of the photos...finally! The descriptions will be up shortly.
Oyster in urchin jelly, nori croustillant
Into the vegetable garden...
320 Village Lane
Los Gatos, California