Chef Andre, combining classic cooking with a modern twist, is now serving lunch
To say that Executive Chef Andre Averseng enjoys cooking would be an understatement. The co-owner of Paso Terra restaurant with his wife Cristina, Chef Andre continues to create new and exciting dishes that exceed the expectations of diners from across the globe at their downtown location in Paso Robles.
“I am really passionate about my cooking, even after 50 plus years of being in the business. I am all about taste and seasoning. I have learned over the years the right way to treat my food and bring the flavors to pop,” said Chef Andre.
“I like to experience and create new things. I don’t like to cook the same foods forever. Each time I create a new menu, there are certain items I feel really excited about. When people start to appreciate and love the flavor of the creation I came up with in my mind and with my hands, it confirms to me I am on the right path.
And just what makes Paso Terra stand out among the many eatery options in town?
“I would say it’s Andre’s research and creativity that brings our restaurant to a high level,” Cristina said. “Andre is clearly the best seafood chef in SLO County and he loves the fact that the public appreciates his food and artistry. There is a lot of satisfaction in seeing the people happy, knowing that we made an impact on their life. Both of us really love our customers and we love serving them and it is the same for our staff both in the back and front of the house. “
Even though Paso Terra is primarily a seafood restaurant, the menu also offers steak and rack of lamb, as well as appetizers, salads and dessert, (all gluten free). The popular award winning Paella is offered year round, as well as the scallop Florentine lemoncello appetizer, plus many more delightful dishes!
Be sure to check the wine list that offers many Central Coast libations as well as wines from Europe, and guess what? European wines are all at half price by the bottle on Wednesdays!
Get in on some of Chef Andre’s best culinary techniques by taking a cooking class from this professional culinary instructor. Learn from the master in his kitchen. All types of cuisine, from pastries to appetizers, beef, seafood and sauces are in the lessons.
The latest news from Paso Terra is lunch! Beginning May 18, enjoy empanadas, ceviche, salads plus other international creations.
Paso Terra is located at 1032 Pine St. in Paso Robles. Lunch is served Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served Wednesday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Reservations are required. For reservations and more information about Paso Terra and Chef Andre’s cooking classes, visit pasoterra.com or call (805) 227-4100.