Advertisement Best Restaurants of 2012 Best New Chef Restaurants 5 of 12 Photo © Greg Silva. Manresa, Los Gatos, California One of my best dinners ever. David Kinch’s creativity, fueled by amazing ingredients from Love Apple Farms, results in singular dishes like abalone panna cotta. manresarestaurant.com SEE MORE Every year, Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin tastes her way through the most exciting restaurants in the country. Here, her favorite stops of 2012.