at Allegretto Vineyard Resort
There are many reasons you should visit Cello Ristorante & Bar, located on the Allegretto Vineyard Resort, when you are in Paso Robles. You can savor some of the Mediterranean-inspired foods prepared by Chef Justin Picard using local produce, grains and meats. You have an opportunity to try any of the fine wines offered by the glass in the restaurant, which include those from the Allegretto Vineyards. And last, but not least, you can get a taste of what the Allegretto Vineyard Resort, one of the top destinations in Northern California, has to offer.
A Chef Who Infuses Local Ingredients with International Flavor
Chef Picard has a wealth of experience working both abroad and in the United States, which influences his cooking style. He worked in resorts in the Micronesian Islands creating menus that highlighted the spices and flavors of the Pacific Rim countries. Then, he went on to work in San Francisco where he became an Executive Sous Chef for two Italian restaurants, Scala’s Bistro and Splendido. He has been invited to be a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York, appeared at the Aspen Food a& Wine Classic, and participated in many Central Coast food and wine events.
After moving to the Central Coast, Picard became focused on enhancing the quality of traditional dishes using local and seasonal ingredients. He has a kitchen garden in which he grows herbs, spices, limes, lemons, Mandarin oranges, figs and persimmons for use in the restaurant. Customers often mention the local produce when they highlight what makes Cello Ristorante memorable.
Another thing to look for when dining at Cello Ristorante is the olive oil. Allegretto Vineyards has 200 trees that produce olives that are then turned into oil for use in the restaurant.
Exceptional Food and Wine Pairings
Cello’s wine list features offerings from all around the world, highlighting those from Paso Robles. It also has wines from the Allegretto Vineyard, which surrounds the property, and the Willow Creek District Vineyard. There are also craft beers on tap and an innovative cocktail menu featuring items from the chef’s garden.
The culture of joy, discovery and the good life can be savored in Paso Robles at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. The Allegretto Vineyard Resort is located at 2700 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, CA, 93446. For more information, visit AllegrettoResort.com, or call 805-369-2500.