Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Manresa

Description

Wine drives the food menu by enhancing the cuisine. The cuisine is defined as California Contemporary, drawing influences from French and modern Catalan cooking.

Read a Q&A with David Kinch, chef-proprietor, and Jeff Bareilles, wine and beverage director, of Manresa

Region
West
New to List
Yes
City
Los Gatos
State
CA
Restaurant URL
manresarestaurant.com
Menu Link
http://www.manresarestaurant.com/kitchen/Manresa_prixfixe_menu.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.manresarestaurant.com/cellar_bar/index.html
Phone Number
(408) 354-4330
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/manresa
Wine List Description
The wine program is focused on selections that complement the cuisine, allowing guests to best enjoy their dining experience.
Perfect Pairing
Into the Vegetable Garden paired with Domaine du Salvard’s Cheverny Blanc.
Riot-Worthy Dish
Into the Vegetable Garden is an edible reflection of our partnership with Love Apple Farms. The name stays the same, yet the dish is ever evolving, as the seasons dictate what produce is available.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/r-lopez-de-heredia
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
R. López de Heredia 1968 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva (Rioja)
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
J.-F. Coche-Dury 2004 Corton-Charlemagne
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Mount Eden Vineyards 1974 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Cruz Mountains)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Cooking-on-the-Edge/
Related Link Text 1
Cooking on the Edge
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Recipes/Recipe-Index/index.php/name/Crema-Catalana-with-Bay-Leaf-Bunuelos-Catalan-Flan-with-Bay-Leaf-Fritters/record/3681/
Related Link Text 2
Crema Catalana with Bay Leaf Buñuelos Recipe
Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Mark Holthusen

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