Our recommendation for ordering at Artisan is to have a bunch of small plates to share and then share a main course. The food is so unique that to confine oneself to a single dish meal, or the traditional starter and main, would be a shame. We ordered and shared an exquisite starter of pig wings, perhaps the most succulent pig we have ever tasted, polenta fries that were tasty enough to make us forever forsake potato, fresh abalone with corn, and salmon tartare, the last being our least favorite because it was served on heavy brioche-like bread. For an entree, we chose the wild boar, which was the very best boar I have tasted in a lifetime of eating boar wherever it is served. The wines by the glass were complex and satisfying, and the service, enthusiastic and friendly. I'd rate this as a DO NOT MISS while in Paso Robles. It's actually worth a side trip. The room is simple in a spare, Scandinavian way, that is nicely lit and pleasing to the eye without detracting from the food experience. We also found it not expensive for the quality, artistry, and uniqueness of the cuisine.