A Bountiful Menu Filled with Traditions and Kobayashi Signatures

ARTISAN, the American restaurant in the center of Paso Robles, presents their 9th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Chef Chris Kobyashi’s acclaimed à la carte four course feast is inspired by the holiday classics and prepared  with outstanding products that are locally sourced, wild caught, organic or sustainably farmed and contain no growth hormones or antibiotics.

740114_10151198787130233_1788156133_oThe Thanksgiving meal features first course choices that include Black Truffle Ravioli with Parmesan, Sweet Peas, Chestnut Cream; King Crab with Fried Green Tomatoes, Frisée, Poached Egg and Chili Hollandaise; Pork Cheek with Spaghetti Squash, Sage, Cayenne Spiced Pepitas. Second course selections showcase a Sweet Potato Soup with Duck Confit, Vadouvan Crème Fraiche and Pecan Brittle; and Kale Caesar with Roast Chicken, Red Onions and Bread Crumb among others.

For the main course, Artisan serves their traditional favorite – a Deep Fried Rocky Canyon Farm Heritage Turkey with all the Trimmings. Some may choose the Harissa Braised Lamb Shank with Smoked Tomato, Beans, Farro and Kale; Halibut with Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Chestnuts and Ginger Butter; or Grilled Rib Eye with Creamed Oyster Mushrooms, Red Potatoes, Broccolini and Bordelaise.

For a perfect dessert ending, guests may choose from a  Pumpkin Cheesecake with Honey Diplomat, Brown Butter Shortbread, Ginger and Raisins; Candy Bar Pie with Crème Fraiche Gelato or German Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pecans and Coconut Sorbet.

Pricing for the Thanksgiving Dinner prix fixe menu is $75 per person; menu only. In addition to Artisan’s extensive local wine list and craft cocktail program, guests also have the option of enjoying perfect Wine Pairings with each dish, sourced from the Central Coast vineyards, for a supplemental charge of $28 per person.

Be sure to enjoy Artisan and their new sister restaurant, Kitchenette in Templeton, on Black Friday for breakfast and  lunch, with regular operating hours.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Artisan

Thursday, November 26, 2015



first course

black truffle ravioli, parmesan, sweet peas, chestnut cream

tablas creek, grenache blanc, ‘13

king crab, fried green tomatoes, frisée, poached egg, chili hollandaise

domaine carneros, “brut”, ‘11

burrata, speck, tomato marmalade, smoked almonds, beans

giornata, friulano, “il campo white”, ‘13

pork cheeks, spaghetti squash, sage, cayenne spiced pepitas

tablas creek, syrah/grenache/mourvedre/counoise “patelin de tablas”, ‘13

salmon crudo, taggiasca olives, fennel, tangerine, calabrian chili

gloria ferrer, “blanc de noir”, nv


second course

sweet potato soup, duck confit, vadouvan crème fraiche, pecan brittle

treana, marsanne/viognier,”white”, ‘13

kale caesar, roast chicken, red onions, bread crumbs

bodega de edgar, albarino, ‘14

butter leaf salad, pickled beets, blue cheese, candied walnuts, cabernet vinaigrette

desparada, sauvignon blanc, ‘14


third course

9th annual fried rocky canyon farm heritage turkey with all the trimmings

tolosa, pinot noir, ”estate” ’13

harissa braised lamb shank, smoked tomato, beans, farro, kale

grey wolf, grenache “instinctual”, ‘12

halibut, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, chestnuts, ginger butter

talley, chardonnay, “estate”, ‘13

wood oven roasted pumpkin gratin, red quinoa, chanterelles, hazelnuts, ricotta

austin hope, syrah/zinfandel/grenache/mourvedre/petite syrah “troublemaker”, nv

grilled rib eye, creamed oyster mushrooms, red potatoes, broccolini, bordelaise

ecluse, cabernet sauvignon, ‘10



pumpkin cheesecake, honey diplomat, brown butter shortbread, ginger, raisins

pasoport, white port “angelica”, nv

candy bar pie, crème fraiche gelato

pasoport, “tawny”,  nv

german chocolate bread pudding, pecans, coconut sorbet

zin alley, zinfandel port, ‘11


Pricing for the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu – $75

Optional wine pairings – $28



843 12th Street, Paso Robles, California 93446


Owners Chris and Mike Kobayashi bring neighborhood-friendly events to Artisan, their Paso Robles restaurant, providing a delicious experience that encourages socializing and community spirit.

Since its debut in 2006, ARTISAN has been embraced by locals, travelers and journalists around the nation. 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 and the Kobayashi family remain committed to sourcing locally and serving organic, sustainable fare whenever possible. There is a long-standing relationship with local farmers as well as an ongoing project where they grow their own produce on a local organic farm in nearby Templeton (founded in 2011). These practices showcase Paso Robles and the Central Coast and have elevated the region to a respected culinary destination. In addition to produce from the ARTISAN farm, the restaurant features products from Windrose Farm, Rocky Canyon Farm and Charter Oak. The kitchen’s respect for local farmers and food artisans is enhanced by Kobayashi’s use of time-honored techniques that show reverence for the products. ARTISAN’s menus appeal to a broad audience of loyal locals and visitor’s far and wide with diverse tastes in dining.

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