Artisan is this great Paso Robles restaurant that does Monday Night Suppers each Monday from January through March where they pair a winery with a local food provider of some sort. That food provider may be a farm, a cheese shop, a dairy, and so on; all this paired with a Paso Robles winery…can’t beat that! Windrose Farm is this awesome local food supplier that specializes in biodynamic and organic farming.
Windrose Farm Foods Featured
The night we went it was Windrose Farm and Cypher Winery. In this post we’re going to cover the food we had and in our next post, we’ll cover the wine we had with the food. Each course is carefully paired with the featured wines to showcase the qualities in each.
The first course was lamb tartare, smoked dried tomato, sevillano olive and shrimp “spaghetti”, winter squash, brown butter, pepitas.
The second course was braised lamb shoulder and roasted leg, tepary beans, chorizo rioja, kale, chimmichurri papas bravas, albondigas, sheep’s milk ricotta.
The third course was dessert, which was apple pie cake, hazelnut caramel ice cream served with Joebella Coffee (a local coffee roaster).
All of the food was amazing, Chris Kobayashi, chef and co-owner of Artisan, was amazing as usual, along with all the staff!!
The idea of doing these Monday Night Suppers not only brings the farmers and winemakers in to chat with the customers but it also is a great way of getting people into the restaurant during what may normally be a slower time of year for a very unique experience.
It’s just a lot of fun to chat with these farmers and winemakers and hear some stories behind all their hard work and to know it’s local is a huge added bonus. Community supporting community, business supporting business, and people supporting people…a wonderful thing about Paso Robles!
We got to talk to Bill and Barbara Spencer, owners at Windrose Farm…
- Christian Tietje…”This is Where the Funk Happens!” (hootnannieblog.com)
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- Monday Night Suppers with Silver Horse (hootnannieblog.com)
The Spencers and their Windrose Farm have been an important part of the rapid development of the fine dining in Paso. When chefs come to do our winery dinners they almost always get products from Windrose. We have had chefs like Michael Richard, Susan Spicer, Tony Mantuono, and William Carter use their products and they are always amazed at the quality of the products that the Spencers produce. They really have been integral in the developing of the fine wine and food scene in Paso. Hats off.
Hoot 'n Annie says
Thanks, Gary! That’s great to hear. It’s obvious that the Spencers are passionate about what they’re doing at Windrose. You can tell by the way they talk about the farm and what they’re producing that they’re genuinely invested heart and soul in what they bring to the table. It’s really incredible to meet people like them that are contributing to our community and the quality of what we’re eating!
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