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Ep 87: Only Pans & Sending Noods – Etto Pastificio | Paso Robles Wine Merchant

October 27, 2023

In this flavorful episode of “Where Wine Takes You,” we go beyond the vineyards of Paso Robles and dive into the very essence of its food scene. First up, Brian Terrizzi, owner of Giornata Wines and Etto Pastificio and Pasta Bar, and Justin Fischer from Paso Wine Merchant join us again, with exciting news to share. There’s a new culinary venture on the horizon for Justin and his wife, Julie—a fresh and exciting restaurant that promises to be the next talk of the town. And, for all the pasta lovers out there, brace yourselves! We’re taking you inside Etto’s new production facility, and trust us, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Think Willy Wonka, but for pasta. It’s a deliciously dizzying maze of creativity and innovation.

Travel Paso Spotlight: La Cosecha’s Rebirth

In the heart of downtown Paso Robles, across from the iconic square, La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant stands as a testament to the region’s culinary evolution. After a brief hiatus, this beloved eatery has made its triumphant return under new ownership. Matt and Eric Carfagnini, the new stewards of La Cosecha—which aptly translates to “the harvest”—are infusing the menu with a contemporary touch. Expect a fusion of Spanish and Peruvian-inspired dishes, from fresh ceviches to the ever-popular paellas, with a unique twist. And, it’s impossible not to mention the genius of Benjamin Meyer. This General Manager, who once helped curate Michael Jordan’s personal wine collection and helped bring two Michelin stars to The Restaurant at Justin Winery, is set to elevate La Cosecha to unprecedented heights. Under his watch, La Cosecha is not only participating in Paso’s burgeoning dining scene but is poised to lead it. And, for those who savor a good cocktail, the new farm-to-bar program promises to be a revelation, showcasing the best of local craft spirits.

To the culinary adventures of Paso Robles, where each flavor narrates a tale. Here’s to the harmony of food with wine, new beginnings, and age-old traditions. Cheers, and as we follow the trail of tastes, let’s never forget the destinations… particularly when that’s where wine takes you.”

Remember, for more information on exploring Paso and all it has to offer, visit www.travelpaso.com.

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