Friday, July 26, 2013

The Loading Chute - Creston, CA

 We have been spending a lot of time in Paso Robles in two weekends of cuttings so food posts of the Central Coast are coming your way! For years I have asked the locals where they like to eat and "The Loading Chute" in Creston always came up. We were stalling our horses in the area so we met our friends there for an early supper.
 Our table starter with a sausage and pepper appetizer and it was perfect. Not too much food but enough for each person to whet their appetite. 

It was Friday and I just had to try the Clam Chowder, it was ok. I could not predict the soup being made in house, in fact, it tasted for familiar in a Sysco kind of fashion. The Wild Horse Chardonnay was lovely though. 

 Salmon was on the menu with a lovely pesto glaze so I went for that. it was fantastic. Cooked to perfection and sized to fill me up! I enjoyed the mashed potatoes and picked at my vegetables. 

Scott ordered what a cowboy would, steak and fries. The meat was cooked lovely and the thick cut french fries were tools used to sop of the juicy steak and dollops of ketchup.

The restaurant is off the beaten path but if you feel like going out for a nice drive outside of Paso Robles, head out to Creston and sit int he lovely patio section of the Chute. it was a gorgeous evening.

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