Gastroville (finally) wrote their review of Manresa a few days ago, ending with “at this point in time Manresa is the place to head to in California for the high end of the cuisine.” I’ve only been eating on the high-end for a few years now but it’s nice to see my taste radar is well adjusted. They too were particularly impressed with the vegetables, proclaiming them presently on par with the mythical Chez Panisse and for the future – “we may be witnessing a historical process in California.”
I had my first Manresa meal of 2007 a few nights ago. Many of the dishes were repeats of earlier meals but I did manage to photograph the new dishes (and/or those I have not photographed before.) As usual, the meal was among one of the better meals in America that night. Notes are a bit scarce.
1.Fried oyster & Garden Veloute
The oyster gave a hint of sea while the veloute provided a rich earthy aftertaste. The balance and transition in flavor were masterfully done. Very Good.