January is a clean slate for a reason. We couldn’t possibly continue into the New Year with the same ferocity (or else we’d all end up crazy exhausted, broke and very bloated). It feels so good to start over, but we still need to have fun, too! After all, green juices and gym classes do not a social life make. Right now, we’re all watching our waistlines and our wallets, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the best food and wine experiences Paso Robles has to offer (in moderation, of course). If you’re looking to take on 2018 with gusto and great grenache, you have come to the right place. Take a gander at these awesome wine deals, coupons and more. They’re so good, you might even be tempted to be a little bad. Everything in moderation, right?
1. Relax and Nosh at Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Dine on 3 courses for $30
You’ve been sticking to your new diet so great thus far, so treat yourself and elevate your cheat day with delicious local cuisine crafted with fresh, local ingredients. Enter: January Restaurant Month! Not only can you choose from dozens of SLO County restaurants offering up fixed multi-course menus, you’ll also save some much needed dough. With meals ranging from just $30-$40, you can have your cake and eat it too! Cello Ristorante & Bar welcomes visitors to a Mediterranean-inspired dining experience that is both casual and elegant. Each day throughout January, Executive Chef Justin Picard will create a three-course meal that embodies Cello’s farm-to-table philosophy. Feeling frazzled from the holiday rush? Book a stay at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort and know that the Cello Ristorante & Bar is just downstairs from your room. Nothing is better than relaxing in their Tuscan-style patio with a glass of wine after a delicious meal. Well, nothing except waving goodbye to those pesky holiday house guests! And drop into their tasting room located in the hotel for their GOLD medal Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, awarded by the San Francisco Chronicle! Grab a 2 for 1 wine tasting coupon on our website. Click here to make a reservation.
2. Cheers to the New You at Fish Gaucho
Dine on 2 courses for $30
New Year’s Eve debauchery is for the reckless and wild, and chances are, you didn’t last till 11 pm anyway. A more grown up, low key fiesta is in order to usher in 2018 right. There are probably even good friends you haven’t caught up with in a while due to all that family entertaining and traveling. Get back to basics at a casual and charming spot in downtown Paso Robles where the margaritas flow and the salsa is fresh and vibrant. Fish Gaucho is that perfect place. Enjoy traditional California-Mexican food with a healthy twist (well, healthier than gingerbread cookies and egg nog). Inspired by the shores and fresh flavors of Baja California, the menu is created from the freshest seafood and local produce. To celebrate Restaurant Month, Fish Gaucho is offering a three-course dinner you won’t want to pass up. Yes, this is one deal you will want to share with friends! Click here for more info.
3. Gift Yourself Right with Wine Deals
Did you get what you really wanted this holiday? OK. Let’s get real! Wine is always the perfect gift, even if it does make the stocking hang heavy on the mantle. This January, treat yourself to the experience of wonderful wine tasting deals, including a complimentary cave tour and wine tasting at Eberle Winery. You’ll also find festive deals at Allegretto, Brecon Estate, Clavo Cellars, Cutruzzola, Dubost Ranch, Hug Cellars, Lusso Della Terra, Opolo Vineyards, Rendarrio Vineyards, San Marcos Creek Vineyards, Sculpterra Winery, Seven Oxen Estate Wines, Wine Boss Lounge, and Vines on the Marycrest, among others. Click here to view them all. Talk about a real grown up gift that truly satisfies! Not that the lotion and scented candles weren’t nice…but this is way better.
4. Get Your Healthy Dose of EVOO
The doctor keeps telling you that extra virgin olive oil is a super healthy fat to be drizzled often! Guess you should probably make a date for a fun olive oil tasting excursion at Pasolivo, right? Right! Grab a partner in crime and some bread for dunking, too. This rustic, scenic Paso Robles tasting room is the best place to unwind and reflect on the past year (and all the junk you ate). Here’s a complimentary olive oil tasting for two, so you’ll be encouraged to swap that artery-clogging butter for a fresher, more delicious oil in 2018.
5. ‘Do You’ Better in 2018
Did 2017 try to steal your shine? Didn’t make enough time for yourself or just block out time for “having fun?” Want to start the new year off with big intentions and a whole lot of self care? Plan a totally epic date with your sweetheart (or closest pals) and watch as memories are made. A little help: Book four hours and receive an extra hour free with Pearl of Paso Limousine Service. Known for its 5-Star reviews and well appointed rides, you’ll be chilling in style and proving that—even if you’re a little older and wiser—you’ve still got it. Wine tasting in Paso Robles has never been this glamorous or comfortable!
This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.
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The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers.
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La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
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