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Manresa ***

Manresa ***

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.

It's october - halloween

It's october - halloween

boat
Nice place to have a nap on Santa Cruz beach

Nice place to have a nap on Santa Cruz beach

Fog

Fog

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.

seaotter

Hours go by and you start to feel hungry....

Manresa

www.manresarestaurant.com

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.... 

Menu:

  • 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.

Petit fours "red pepper - black olive" and Granola crisp

Petit fours "red pepper - black olive" and Granola crisp

Corn and smoked egg

Corn and smoked egg

Oyster, apple and caviar

Oyster, apple and caviar

Glazed abalone and exotic fruit

Glazed abalone and exotic fruit

Tomatillo perfumed with lemon verbena, warm tomatoes

Tomatillo perfumed with lemon verbena, warm tomatoes

Into the garden, green and bitter...

Into the garden, green and bitter...

Trout confit, scallop and squash blossom

Trout confit, scallop and squash blossom

Ham and bean consomme, dumplings

Ham and bean consomme, dumplings

Grilled chicken and matsutake, seaweed vinegar

Grilled chicken and matsutake, seaweed vinegar

Roast squab, persimmon and walnuts

Roast squab, persimmon and walnuts

Pluot and lime pavlova

Pluot and lime pavlova

Apple tart "brulee", cashew and fromage blanc...

Apple tart "brulee", cashew and fromage blanc...

Chocolate with early fall herbs

Chocolate with early fall herbs

Petit fours "strawberry - chocolate"

Petit fours "strawberry - chocolate"

Some macroons, chocolate and muesli for morning

Some macroons, chocolate and muesli for morning

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.

Visited 9/october/2016

San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

Fleet Week SF

Fleet Week SF