Continuing with our theme of weekend getaways, this past weekend we headed to Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. I’ve passed by Paso Robles numerous times on my way south, but I don’t think I’ve ever set foot in the town which is half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is lovely! I like it a lot more than Santa Barbara. It reminds me of Sonoma without the crowds. We had a great time wine tasting at Rotta, Turley, and Linne Calodo. The wines are yum!
We always like to ask locals for their opinion on what to do and where to go. Unanimously, everyone told us to go to Thomas Hill Organics for dinner. “It’s the best!” “You’re going to love it.” “I go there at least three times a week.” The restaurant was full of customers with tables inside and out. We ordered a cheese plate, duck ravioli, and lamb. Yuck. The food was so heavy and not good. We ate half of our entrees which is shocking since we typically lick our plates clean. It’s obvious that we’re spoiled by good food in the city since all of the locals were raving about their mediocre (almost poor) food. Very sad that that place is the best restaurant in Paso Robles.
Nevertheless, we would definitely come back for wine tasting. So many great wineries and we only got to try a few.