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Manresa in California; Voltaggio's ink. in LA

Manresa, Los Gatos, California.
Manresa, Los Gatos, California.
Photo: Manresa

S. Irene Virbila thinks maybe former Top Cheftestapant Michael Voltaggio's fame is getting in the way of the food at ink. in Los Angeles, writing "sometimes he seems closer to chef as carnival barker." Otherwise, this week made for some spectacular reviews: Michael Nagrant called Vera "one of the truest restaurants I’ve ever eaten at in Chicago" and gave it three and a half stars while Michael Bauer calls David Kinch's Manresa "nearly perfect" and gives the Los Gatos, California restaurant four stars.

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Times/S. Irene Virbila: ink., 2.5 stars

Washington, DC:
Washington Post/Tom Sietsema: Chameleon, 2.5 stars

Chicago Sun-Times/Michael Nagrant: Vera, 3.5 stars
Chicago Reader/Mike Sula: Vera

San Francisco:
SFGate/Michael Bauer: Manresa, 4 stars

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