After Fire, Michelin-Starred Manresa Reopens - NBC Bay Area

After Fire, Michelin-Starred Manresa Reopens

Manresa reopened on the last day of 2014 after a massive fire.



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    Manresa is back.

    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."

    Top-Rated Los Gatos Restaurant Manresa Damaged in Fire

    [BAY] Top-Rated Los Gatos Restaurant Manresa Damaged in Fire
    Was it accidental or arson? One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country is shut down Monday night. Flames quickly climbed up the wall of Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos Monday morning. And in just the last hour, the owner has arrived at the restaurant. NBC Bay Area’s Marianne Favro reports from Los Gatos with new details.
    (Published Monday, July 7, 2014)

    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.

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