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

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.