Almost exactly four years after a two-alarm fire caused $2 million in damage and closed the three-Michelin-starred restaurant for nearly six months, a blaze broke out Monday night inside David Kinch‘s Manresa.
According to NBC Bay Area, firefighters arrived to find one of the Los Gatos restaurant’s exterior walls and a fence on fire. As Manresa is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, no one was inside and no injuries were reported. The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.
Last Saturday, July 14 — Bastille Day — marked Manresa’s 16th year in business. An extensive Food & Wine profile that came out the same day, “How a Devastating Fire Made Manresa a Better Restaurant,” went into detail on how Kinch is the type of chef who occasionally slept in his restaurant and recently debated whether to come back to Los Gatos for four days mid-way through a vacation in France.
Kinch also owns nearby Manresa Bread and The Bywater. Only six other restaurants in Northern California hold three Michelin stars: Benu, COI, The French Laundry, Quince, The Restaurant at Meadowood, and Saison.
UPDATE: Via a representative, Kinch released the following statement:
There was a fire at Manresa on the evening of July 16. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire, and no one was in the restaurant and no one was harmed. The fire department responded swiftly to put the fire out. The cause of the fire is being investigated. As a result, the restaurant is currently closed and we will provide updates as available.
Manresa, 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, 408-354-4330 or manresarestaurant.com