CHEF CHRIS KOBAYASHI AND ARTISAN SHOWCASE CENTRAL COAST WITH MONDAY NIGHT SUPPERS
3 Course Dinner Tailored to Guest Food Artisan and Winemaker
PASO ROBLES, California; December 31, 2009 – 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 4. 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 contemporary 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 11 – Jacob Toft and Charter Oak Meats
January 18 – Halter Ranch and Windrose Farm
January 25 – Jack Creek Cellars and Cayucos Abalone Farm
Monday Night Suppers will run continuously through Monday, March 29, 2010. Artisan will also offer their complete menu of seasonal offerings throughout the evening.
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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.
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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, knowing that their products will be presented by a chef that respects the ingredient and its ability to shine through in every dish. 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 can be found on Artisan’s daily market menu.
Chris Kobayashi received a coveted nomination as a semi-finalist for Best Chef Pacific by the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2008 and was recently the 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 Restaurant on the Web at www.Artisanpasorobles.com for complete Monday Supper menu listings.
For reservations, the public can call:
Artisan Restaurant |1401 Park Street, Paso Robles, California 93446 | Phone 805.237.8084
or visit www.OpenTable.com
Become a fan of Artisan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paso-Robles-CA/Artisan/131255395232
Artisan Monday Night Supper
RN Estate and Hearst Ranch
January 4, 2010
Oak Hill Oyster Mushroom Soup, cavelo nero, butter beans
Tenderloin Carpaccio, local chanterelles, arugula, green olive gremolata
RN Estate Pinot Noir “Maridel Vineyard” 2007
62/bottle ~ 16/glass
Hearst Ranch Ribeye Steak Marchand de Vin, horseradish cream
Butter Braised Market Vegetables
Crispy New Crop Potatoes, persillade
RN Estate Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Merlot “Cuvee des Trois Cepages” 2007
68/bottle ~ 17.5/glass
Pecan Praline Crème Brûlée, candied pecan bark
RN Estate Late Harvest Viognier 2007
44/bottle ~ 11.5/glass
$38 per person $25 additional for above paired wine flight no substitutions please