Templeton restaurant kitchenette offers quick, quality food _ the tribune

The eatery, which opened Sept. Avocado and egg yolk hair mask 1, is the second restaurant for the Kobayashi family, who launched Artisan in Paso Robles in October 2006. Avocado egg boat recipe While Kitchenette has an entirely different personality than its upscale sister property, it maintains the same approach to sustainably grown ingredients and thoughtfully prepared cuisine.

“At Kitchenette, we wanted to offer a quality breakfast and lunch that was more approachable and quicker than fine dining,” said Chris Kobayashi, executive chef at both restaurants.

“We’re able to do that here because of our informal counter service,” added his brother, Mike Kobayashi, who handles front-of-the house duties at the restaurants. Baked egg and avocado Kitchenette patrons order up front and food is brought to their table, he explained.

Kitchenette is nestled in the former Roost restaurant on Main Street. Egg and avocado recipes for breakfast The interior was designed by Chris Kobayashi and a close family friend, Los Angeles-based designer/photographer Rob Stark.

The décor mirrors Templeton’s vintage charm and rural warmth. Poached egg and avocado on toast Sleek subway tiles, wooden furniture and slate blue wainscoting combine for a look that is at once cozy cottage and no-frills functional.

This tiny eatery embodies the very definition of “kitchenette.” Between the lively inside and the cozy shaded patio, there are slightly more than a dozen tables.

Takeout is always an option, and there’s a tempting assortment of housemade grab-and-go treats in the display case. Avocado and egg hair treatment Those range from savory quiches and deli salads to sweets such as bear claws, dried cranberry scones and chocolate mousse. Avocado and egg sandwich recipes Offerings vary considerably from day to day, so there’s always something new to try.

Breakfast also runs the gamut from savory to sweet. Avocado and egg breakfast recipes Go for beer-braised corned beef hash or croissant French toast, chilaquiles with housemade soy chorizo or a crème fraiche waffle topped with organic bananas. Avocado egg yolk honey hair mask Sample soft scrambled eggs with La Quercia prosciutto or buttermilk pancakes with Vermont maple syrup.

For to-go items, try the breakfast burrito made with organic eggs, the Cr’q Monsieur with kurobuta ham and gruyere cheese, or the morning glory sandwich featuring a folded omelet, American cheese and housemade turkey sausage on a freshly baked English muffin.

At lunch, stay with the morning theme and have a fried egg BLTA with nitrate-free bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado (also available at breakfast). Baked avocado with egg in the middle Or go with one of several salads — such as winter spinach, spicy Vietnamese with glass noodles or butter lettuce with house-roasted beets and candied walnuts.

Though listed as a salad, the vegan/gluten-free quinoa and black bean tostada is a hearty lunch option. Avocado and egg sandwich healthy Other no-nonsense choices are the slow-roasted lamb dip sandwich with pimiento goat cheese, the Kitchenette cheeseburger with beef from Templeton’s own Charter Oak Style Meats and the grinder sammy with mortadella, salami and capicola.

Be sure to check out the specials board as well. Salad with avocado and egg Daily inspirations include a hillbilly eggs Benedict with tasso ham, a Thai chicken sandwich or mushroom barley soup.

A chalkboard map in the back shows which county wines and beers are on tap. Avocado and egg calories You can also sip beverages from Bristols Cider in Atascadero and Whalebird Kombucha in San Luis Obispo.

In addition to sourcing seasonal produce from the Kobayashi family’s organic farm in Templeton, Chris Kobayashi is a regular presence at the Templeton farmers market on Saturday mornings.

All those quality ingredients are showcased with bold flavors, solid techniques and creative concepts that have earned the unassuming chef some significant recognition. Egg in avocado recipe pinterest In addition to mention in numerous nationwide publications, he’s received semi-finalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Pacific in 2009 and 2011.

“There’s no way we could do this without them,” Mike Kobayashi said. Egg and avocado toast “We’ve also always loved Templeton, and the local support for Kitchenette has really been great.”