Despite dalliances with Ubuntu (Napa) and too many pizzas lately,1 Manresa is still my pick for the best restaurant in the area, if not the country. The rest of America finally saw David Kinch’s star when he defeated Bobby Flay on Iron Chef recently. The preparation and thoughtfulness of his dishes came across emphatically when juxtaposed next to Flay’s – and he was just cooking cabbage! Of course, for those that know Kinch’s food, the ingredient played to one of his current obsessions – vegetables.
Parmesan churro and crispy kale