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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Special Order

We had the privilege of paying our second visit to Manresa last night. We had the even greater privilege of sharing that meal with two people who have very rapidly become some of our most favorite human beings in the universe. No small task considering our slightly misanthropic tendencies.

Manresa, in short, fucking rocks.

We were blown away on our first visit, but this second one took it to a whole new level.

A level on which, I might add, I strayed far, far, far outside my usual culinary boundaries. As did the others at our table. And I'm really, really glad I did.

I really hope at some point to post about this FIVE AND A HALF HOUR meal, but I know that writing it will take me at least as long as the meal itself. That said, this meal could not go with out *some* mention, hence I managed to drag my tired, bloated ass to the computer for today's post.

For now, I leave you with the knowledge that Manresa is as extraordinary as anyone has told you, David Kinch is not only a talented chef, but a charming man and the company couldn't be beat. Meals rarely get more perfect than that.

If you haven't yet eaten there, just go for Christ's sake. You won't regret it.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
--La Rochefoucauld


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do great minds think alike or WHAT?

10/16/2005 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going very soon, with a woman who grew 145 kinds of heirloom tomatoes this year. (I am not making that up.)

I'm pretty excited about the change of seasons. We haven't been since June.

10/17/2005 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm dying to know what you ate that pushed your limits...

10/20/2005 1:53 PM  
Blogger Joy said...


It's no secret that I don't love offal, and I'm not a fan of beef or lamb. Jon eats all that stuff for me so I can mention it when it's noteworthy. But at Manresa I ate veal sweetbreads, which are basically a combination of the things I don't eat! Also blood sausage and venison...

But I ate it and enjoyed it:).

10/20/2005 3:05 PM  

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