Artisan Restaurant A Paso Robles Culinary Gem That You Must Experience
Who’s behind the Culinary Team at Artisan: Artisan is owned and operated by brothers Chris Kobayashi, Executive Chef/Owner & Michael Kobayashi. Chris has an extensive culinary background attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He also earned a certificate in baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. He has extensive culinary experience from Asia De Cuba at The Clift Hotel, Roy’s in San Francisco and Brix in Napa Valley. Artisan is built upon Chef Kobayashi’s attention to detail, focus on locally sourced ingredients and fervor for refined cuisine.
What is Michael’s role: Michael cut his teeth in the music business and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the most talented artists in the world. his experience at making clients and guests feel comfortable is essential in the hospitality industry. Michael is the co-owner of Artisan and contributes to the day to day operations in the dining room.
What’s a girl to do after a day of fabulous wine tasting? Obviously start with a beer from Paso Roble’s Firestone Walker Brewing Company. When in Rome…. If you’re curious about Paso Robles Wine, read about my Top 10 Paso Robles Wine list here.
Besides the amazing food at Artisan, one of the things I loved is how they showcase their local Farmers & Purveyors. Being in California we are so spoiled by the amazing local produce year round restaurant’s are able to share with their guests.
The French Onion Soup, Kale Caesar Salad and Meatballs with Gnocchi.
I loved how light the French Onion Soup. It was rich yet did not make me feel too heavy or full. For any French Onion Soup fans (like me) I recommend trying this!
The amazing Kale Caesar Salad. The light bread crumbs and cheese on this were incredible. Another dish we loved and I would order again next time I dine at Artisan.
Mussels in a yummy White Wine Sauce. This broth was unbelievable, so delicious I could have eaten an entire loaf of french bread dipping it in the broth.
The Beef Short Rib I enjoyed as my entree. This was yet another amazing dish. I loved the beef sauce as well as the rich mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables served with the dish. It was large enough you could possibly share one if you want to save room to try some of the fabulous appetizers.
The Butterscotch Caramel with Sea Salt & Gingersnaps Cookies. Although I was so full from the meal I was only going to taste this dessert. After a spoonful I could not stop eating it.
DISCLOSURE: Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista and guest enjoyed a complimentary meal at this Restaurant. However, Emily was not paid to write this post and only writes posts about Restaurants that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.