Roadtrip to Manresa and everything in between.
Note to myself: next time you pack your GPS, check that it has the right SD-card. We are using about 10 years old Garmin GPS and maps have grown so big that they are on two SD-cards - one for Europe and another for America. And the last time the GPS was in use, was in Europe.
But not to worry, fortunately Google has offline maps option. Back to hotel to download the route and off we go.
Highway 1 is a scenic route. If you're going to drive there reserve extra time. Stops are a must on this road.
We took a walk on the promenade, it was sunny and chilli (because of the fog) and sent a postcard There are sea lions sleeping under the pier. You can hear them far, and we also saw a sea otter who had something good to eat.
Hours go by and you start to feel hungry....
Founded in 2002 by chef David Kinch. Two stars since 2006 (Guide 2007). Third star in the 2016 San Francisco & Bay Area Guide.
Manresa is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and the restaurant offers a set (seasonal) multi-course tasting menu.
It's a welcoming paradise. You step in, sit down and enjoy. All night long, well evening, but still....
- Petit fours "red pepper - black olive"
- Granola crisp
- Corn and smoked egg
- Oyster, apple and caviar
- Glazed abalone and exotic fruit
- Tomatillo perfumed with lemon verbena, warm tomatoes
- Into the garden, green and bitter...
- Trout confit, scallop and squash blossom
- Ham and bean consomme, dumplings
- Grilled chicken and matsutake, seaweed vinegar
- Roast squab, persimmon and walnuts
- Pluot and lime pavlova
- Apple tart "brulee", cashew and fromage blanc...
- ... chocolate with early fall herbs
- Petit fours "strawberry - chocolate"
Starting with some snacks.
In the end you are sad to leave. Everything was just so good. Fortunately you can have the last taste of Manresa during your breakfast when you eat their delicious, crunchy-crispy muesli.