We at Parker Sanpei consider ourselves fortunate to work with some of the most thoughtful innovators in the food, beverage, hospitality and lifestyle industries. Here, we profile a few of our favorite things from several clients.
Cocktails at La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant
La Cosecha, in downtown Paso Robles, was launched by respected Chef Santos MacDonal of Il Cortile Ristorante. The style? Laid-back Latin cuisine and progressive mixology. We are totally smitten with the Peruvian Fizzare cocktail and Manchego cheese fondue with plantain chips.
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Les Galets Pinot Noir
Laetitia’s Les Galets Pinot Noir is consistently incredible, and we don’t use that word lightly. Lately we’ve been enjoying the 2010 vintage with pork roasts and braised lamb.
The stones indigenous to the Galets Vineyard perfectly describe the wine produced, rich in mineral driven notes of chalk and wet limestone, with prevalent dark berry aromas and dried black cherry. The palate shows flavors of tobacco and root beer spice, with structure of lingering velvet and finishing with a gorgeous floral flavor.
If you’ve never dined at Thomas Hill Organics in downtown Paso Robles, we think it’s safe to say you haven’t lived. Chef Julie Simon is an ace with fresh ingredients, and what she lacks in years (she’s only in her 20s) she makes up for in verve. Born and raised in France, she comes by her kitchen mastery honestly, with inventive dishes like her Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut, Arugula and Carrots Salad, Cara Cara Oranges, Roasted Kumquats, Kumquat Olive Oil, Spicy Harissa, Coriander-Crème Fraiche, and Cumin Almonds.
So often, we find ourselves at home on a Sunday afternoon wondering what to do, where to go. Enter Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in San Miguel, where their outdoor Sunday music series includes easygoing tunes from top-rate musicians, beautiful views in all directions, $1 off wine by the glass and 10% off bottle purchases off VSJ’s featured wine along with a complimentary bread and olive oil appetizer plate with the purchase.
Sanpei Optics Eyewear
Ever wanted to design and live out your own personal soundtrack? Enter Sanpei Optics, sunglasses with a patented ear bud docking station so you can look suave (we like the wayfarer style) and enjoy audio like music and podcasts or talk to a friend via BlueTooth.
When we really start to fantasize about the perfect staycation, Hammersky Vineyard & Inn is the place to be. As a member of the Paso Robles CAB Collective, Hammersky produces estate Bordeaux varietal wines and boasts a restored 107-year-old farmhouse that welcomes guests to enjoy a gourmet kitchen, large dining room, Wi-Fi, satellite, barbeque and phenomenal outdoor living space.