Thomas Hill Organics Ambiance, Sustainability… Delicious! By Jaylene Marotte
The pizza oven is roaring on the patio at Thomas Hill Organics. It is a beautiful night in Paso Robles and with the amazing aromas of pizza baking and heat lamps glowing to warm the guests, a lovely ambiance is created. Consistently delicious food, large variety of incredible local wines and a relaxing atmosphere draw me back to this perfect spot again and again. The executive chef, Julie Simon, was born and raised in France and one does not have to look further than the menu to see the Parisian influence in her work. The menu at Thomas Hill Organics has an unexpected elegance Seasonal that somehow still fits ingredients grown in comfortably with on their own land was the laid-back vibe of the Central Coast. a new concept A strong believer for a restaurant in in community, Chef Paso Robles. Simon strives to use her role to build lasting relationships with the local ranchers, winemakers and artisans. Reminiscent of the core values she was taught from a young age in France, Simon knows that good food builds a good community. The owners of Thomas Hill Organics, Debbie and Joe Thomas, began their journey with a simple dream and a farm. Planting fruits, vegetables and nuts on 10 acres, the Thomas’s used their produce to provide boxes for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs to the Central Coast.
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Four years ago when a failing wine bar was closing its doors in downtown Paso Robles, this farm finally came to the table. The concept of building a menu based on fresh, seasonal ingredients grown on their own land was a new concept for a restaurant in Paso Robles. Their care for and dedication to Thomas Hill Organics is seen through Debbie’s gracious hospitality as she warmly greets guests in the restaurant as though it were her own home. Throughout the meal, it is evident that Debbie is a very hands-on owner and lends her experience to assist with every job in the restaurant at one time or another. With a dynamic menu that changes weekly, each visit is a unique experience. Fresh, seasonal organic ingredients straight from the Thomas Hill Farm are the focus when building the menu. Also serving as a successful wine bar, it is no surprise that the wine list at Thomas Hill Organics is extensive with a great selection of wines – all local of course! A dinner at Thomas Hill Organics is guaranteed to be an evening with delicious organic foods, exceptional hospitality and world-class wines.
Thomas Hill Organics 1305 Park St. Paso Robles, CA 93446 Call 805-226-5888 Visit www.ThomasHillOrganics.com
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