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Acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa damaged by early morning fire

An early morning fire burned through the kitchen at Manresa, David Kinch's celebrated Los Gatos restaurant
Manresa is closed after an early morning fire burned through the restaurant's kitchen and service area

An early morning fire Monday burned through the kitchen and service area of acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa. The fire started somewhere outside the restaurant around 4 a.m. and was contained by 6 a.m., reported Inside Scoop SF.

Firefighters on the scene told SF Gate that no one was at the restaurant when the fire started. One firefighter was transported to a nearby hospital after sustaining minor injuries. 

Chef David Kinch's two-Michelin-star restaurant is known for farm-to-table tasting menus, presented in a manner rivaling the most exquisite modern art pieces. A meal at the restaurant can cost around $200 a person and upward of that with wine pairings. 

Manresa most likely will need a new roof, but there was no significant structural damage, according to Battalion Chief Kendall Pearson. Pearson told the Mercury News that the entire restaurant was damaged by smoke and that linens, napkins and carpeting will have to be replaced. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There's no word yet on when the restaurant will reopen. 

This is the second landmark Bay Area restaurant to suffer fire damage recently. In March of last year, an early morning fire broke out at Chez Panisse, burning the facade of Alice Waters' Berkeley restaurant. The restaurant reopened a little more than three months later. 

320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, (408) 354-4330, www.manresarestaurant.com.

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