Artisan, the acclaimed American Bistro by brothers Chris and Mike Kobayashi in the heart of Paso Robles, announces the return of their popular Monday Night Supper series, beginning Monday, January 3, 2011.  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.

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 guest winemaker, and will be available by the glass, bottle and as a flight for two or three courses.

The January lineup for Artisan’s Monday Night Suppers is scheduled as follows:
January 3 – Silver Horse & Happy Acres Family Farm

January 10 – RN Estate & Windrose Farm

January 17 – Halter Ranch and B&B Country Chicken

January 24 – Adelaida Cellars & Central Coast Seafood

January 31 – Hearst Ranch & Hearst Ranch Winery

Monday Night Suppers will run continuously through Monday, March 28, 2011.  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, including Windrose Farm, Rocky Canyon Farm, Hearst Ranch and Charter Oak, plant and grow certain products exclusively for Artisan, knowing that these products will be presented by a chef that respects the ingredient and its ability to shine through in every dish.

Chris Kobayashi received a coveted nomination as a semi-finalist for Best Chef Pacific by the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2009 and was the participating chef for the past two years 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, W, Wine Spectator, 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  for complete Monday Supper menu listings.

For reservations, the public can call:
Artisan |1401 Park Street, Paso Robles, California 93446 | Phone 805.237.8084
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Artisan Monday Night Supper
Silver Horse and Happy Acres Family Farm

January 3, 2011

jamón serrano, toma, arbequina toast
guacamole, oil cured cherry tomato, feta
roasted beets, px sherry vinegar, chèvre
Silver Horse Albariño 2009
slow roasted pork, albondigas, charred white beans
sautéed spinach, charred piquillos, raisins, green apples
salt roasted potatoes, goat cheese, leeks, romesco
Silver Horse Tempranillo 2007
Churros y Chocolate
From the barrel ~ Silver Horse Port

$38 per person, $25 additional for above paired wine flight, no substitutions please,  menu items subject to change due to availability.

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