Artisan, the acclaimed American Bistro by brothers Chris and Mike Kobayashi in the heart of Paso Robles, announces the March lineup of participating food and wine artisans for their Monday Night Supper series 2010. As an extension of the restaurant’s philosophy of “Farm to Table” cuisine, Artisan is offering a three course family style menu of Kobayashi’s modern American dishes, showcasing products from local food producers, including ranchers, farmers, fishmongers and creators of artisanal cheeses, honeys and olive oils. The dinners will be offered with selected paired wines from a Paso Robles vintner with the exception of the March 8 beer tasting dinner featuring the award winning pale ales of the Firestone Brewing Company in Paso Robles.
The March lineup for Artisan’s Monday Night Suppers is scheduled as follows:
MARCH 8—FIRESTONE BREWING CO. / PIER 46 SEAFOOD MARKET
MARCH 15—RANCHERO CELLARS (AMY BUTLER) & J DUSI WINES / RINCONADA DAIRY
MARCH 22—ANGLIM WINERY & ECLUSE WINES / DOS PASOS RANCH
MARCH 29—FOUR VINES WINERY / PEACOCK FAMILY FARM
Chef Kobayashi is dedicated to the exceptional ingredients from Central Coast producers who are dedicated to sustainable and organic farming, ranching and fishing. The Monday Night Supper series invites their vendors to participate in the evening and meet with guests, where they can talk about their specialized approach to raising natural food products and wines. Kobayashi will craft the dinner menu to highlight the food and wine from the week’s guest producers and winemakers. The family style meal is priced at $38 per guest; wine pairings are offered at an additional price, according to the guestwinemaker, and will be available by the glass, bottle and as a flight for two or three courses.
Monday Night Suppers 2010 Series has been received with enthusiasm from both locals and visitors. The series will run continuously through Monday, March 29, 2010. Artisan will also offer their complete menu of seasonal offerings throughout the evening.
Since its debut in 2006, Artisan has been embraced by locals, travelers and journalists around the nation. With the assistance of Shandi, Chef Chris’s wife, who leads Artisan’s wine program; brother, Mike, who oversees the business and front of house; and Tina Soto, Mike’s wife who handles all of the finances, Artisan has successfully become a family business and integral part of the growing Paso Robles community which has developed into a richly diverse wine country destination.
Artisan is committed to providing sustainable, fresh and seasonal foods. Chef Kobayashi frequents local farmers’ markets and farms to ensure the restaurant uses only the best regional and organic products when available thus supporting the community. Working closely with local producers, Kobayashi tailors the Artisan menu to showcase the best of Paso Robles and the Central Coast. Many farmers plant and grow exclusively for Artisan, providing delicata squash pumpkins, heirloom tomatoes, Nantes carrots and cavelo nero from Windrose Farms, fresh eggs from Rocky Canyon Farms, flatiron steaks from Hearst Ranch and fresh ground beef from Charter Oak for the restaurant’s menu.
Chris Kobayashi received a coveted nomination as a semi-finalist for Best Chef Pacific by the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2009 and was recently invited to return for the second year as a participating chef in “Outstanding in the Field,” a nation-wide roaming culinary dinner series that partners diners to the land and the origins of their food, thereby honoring the local farmers and food Artisans who cultivate it. Artisan has garnered a 2 star review from S. Irene Virbila, restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Oakland Tribune, Bon Appetit, Sunset, Los Angeles, Angeleno, San Francisco, Central Coast and National Geographic Traveler magazines.
Sample Monday Night Supper Menu Follows / Please visit Artisan on the Web at www.artisanpasorobles.com
For reservations, the public can call:
Artisan 1401 Park Street, Paso Robles, California 93446, Phone 805.237.8084 or visit www.OpenTable.com
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