Manresa Restaurant, Ranked Among World’s Best, Hit by Fire

On Monday, July 7, Manresa Restaurant was the site of a major two-alarm fire

Manresa Restaurant, Ranked Among World’s Best, Hit by Fire
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Some of the damage to the kitchen and service area at Manresa restaurant.

Around 4 a.m. on Monday, July 7, a two-alarm fire spread through the kitchen and service areas of Manresa, the renowned fine dining restaurant in Los Gatos, Calif., which is currently ranked 62 on San Pellegrino’s list of the World’s Best Restaurants.

Manresa also nabbed the number 38 spot on The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America.

The local fire station, located only 100 yards from the restaurant, responded quickly after the fire was reported at 3:58 a.m.

“Flames could be seen erupting from the high-profile restaurant as firefighters punched holes in the roof to try and vent out the fire,” reports CBS San Francisco.

A team of 35 firefighters responded to the fire, which reportedly caused “major damage” to the kitchen and service areas.

Details remain scarce, but the fire is thought to be related to an issue with a gas meter. The gas line has since been shut down, and an investigation is currently underway.

At the time of the fire, the restaurant was empty for the holiday weekend. This morning, Manresa’s chef and owner David Kinch was en route from New York to assess the damage. 

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.

 


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when you order make sure evrything is well done

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So I'm thinking that most dishes will be served well-done?

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Manresa Restaurant!? What!? Who!? Neever heard of it!? Arson!?

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Manresa Restaurant!?!? WHO!? WHAT!? Never heard of it!? Arson!?

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His wife, who just opened a new Thai restaurant to rave reviews was devastated and no, she wasn't in NYC, she was at home when she got the call. They have been salvaging as much as they could (the couple and neighbors), things like plates, cookware, anything that is still usable. To me, salvaging dishes doesn't look like someone who's trying to milk the system for insurance- doesn't make sense. If you've read *anything* at all about David Kinch (or most successful chefs), 'giving up' is just not part of the vocab of the industry.

So before questioning character just off the bat, try and get a little smidge of background first, okay?

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I buy almost everything except food and clothing from online auctions most people aren’t aware of the almost I unbelievable deals that they can get from online auction sites the site that has the best deals is ****W w w. saveblast,CℴM*****

I checked with the BBB and was told that it is all legit. How they can sell gift cards, laptops, cameras, and all kinds of goodies that we all want for 50-90% off, I don’t know I do know that I bought my son an ipad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 Low gift
cards for $48Why would I even think about shopping anyþlace else?

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definitely fishy. how convenient owner was on other side of country. restaurants are always struggling. maybe he just wanted out. good job by the arsonist, no one injured, not even the firefighters.

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Sounds fishy to me, especially since it was a holiday and not open. If it is that famous and good, then maybe they had debts although it was a plus restaurant. Only the owner and arsonist know the truth!!!!

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Probably arson. California.

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Los Gatos, CA: Land of the snobs!

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the news here said 5 alarm, resteraunt down the road in san jose burned to the ground, fire department was right across the street,you see the firefighters here want 100,000.00 dallars a year but dont do shit

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jew lightning

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Nice comment, reveals a lot about you, cloaca.

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I buy almost everything except food and clothing from online auctions most people aren’t aware of the almost I unbelievable deals that they can get from online auction sites the site that has the best deals is ****W w w. saveblast,CℴM*****

I checked with the BBB and was told that it is all legit. How they can sell gift cards, laptops, cameras, and all kinds of goodies that we all want for 50-90% off, I don’t know I do know that I bought my son an ipad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 Low gift
cards for $48Why would I even think about shopping anyþlace else?

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Hopefully it can be rebuilt and reopened.

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Hmmm, In NY while fire burned down restaurant

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The resaurant did NOT "burn down" ..... there was damage to the roof

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Does make you wonder. A trick that other owners of establishments have used to get a brand spanking new building

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