A taste of Los Gatos, California

Head to the South Bay foothills for bocce, biking, and a splurge dinner

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A taste of Los Gatos

Testarossa Vineyards appeal to the eyes as well as the palate.

Thomas J. Story

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The culinarily curious don't think twice about braving the traffic along State 17 to get to Los Gatos, thanks in large part to Manresa, a restaurant that foodies are flocking to.

But there are plenty of reasons besides David Kinch's celebrated tasting menu to visit the 19th-century town. Begin your day with brunch at a local breakfast spot, play in the park and in town, then head to Manresa to find out what the hype is all about.

Los Gatos Café
WHAT:
Scrumptious eggs Benedict, French toast, and scrambles to fuel you for the day. WHEN: Breakfast and lunch daily. HOW MUCH: $. WHERE: 340 N. Santa Cruz Ave.; 408/354-4647.

Manresa
WHAT:
The tasting menu is the way to go (but prepare for a two-hour stay). WHEN: Dinner Wed-Sun; reservations required. HOW MUCH: $$$$. WHERE: 320 Village Lane; 408/354-4330.

 

 

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