Our last night before we got to Modesto, we spent the night in the wine town of Paso Robles (a few hours south of San Fran). We got in at 8:00 and needed food and wine pronto! Our cab driver suggested a restaurant, but alas, it was closed. Right next door to it was Robert’s. It looked very nice, very clean and cozy, so we walked in and got a table. I think it’s one of the only places there that closes after 9 on a weekday.
Jay is a happy boy!
We ordered a bottle of a local wine, Osso Libre. It is a “GSM” wine… a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre. I can’t tell you about the bouquet and all that…but I know it was very good!
We also got some bread with a type of “bruschetta” topping, but it tasted more like salsa. It was kind of odd. I wasn’t a huge fan.
Since Jay and I were starving, we thought we would love to have an appetizer. Since I am a cheese fiend, I was so happy when our server recommended it. It had Manchego, Irish Cheddar, and Jarlsberg, with crackers, dried fruit, and walnuts. I’m not a huge fan of Jarlsberg, but I really loved the manchego and Cheddar, especially with a bite of dried apricot.
Jay got a NY Strip with mashed potatoes. He said the potatoes were amazingly creamy and the steak was cooked really well and perfectly salty.
I ordered the Beef Stroganoff, a dish highly recommended by our server. It was creamy beefy goodness. Too bad I was so full on cheese I only ate about a third of it.
This was our last restaurant of our road trip, and the best one! What a great finale to a hectic 4 days of driving.
What is your favorite type of cheese?