Manresa, the legendary Los Gatos restaurant with two Michelin stars -- meaning only the likes of the French Laundry have it beat in the fine dining department -- is back open serving 14-course dinners six months after a devastating fire, according to reports.
It's still not known how or why the July 7 fire tore through chef David Kinch's world-famous eatery, he told the San Jose Mercury News. Investigators will not say.
All he said is it took six months and $2 million to reopen, which he did Wednesday.
"Frankly," he told the newspaper, "I'm glad 2014 is ending."
Kinch opened the restaurant in 2002, and started earning multiple Michelin stars just a few years after. He felt that at the time of the fire "Manresa was the best restaurant it had ever been," he told the newspaper.
Coming back, the tasting menu is a bit more expensive, at $200 per person without wine, but it's available at all -- something not everyone was sure would happen following the fire.