At Cello Ristorante & Bar, you need not sacrifice fine taste and quality when cutting down your calorie intake. Cello Ristorante’s Eric Olsen loves to create his one-of-a-kind dishes with local and sustainable ingredients, making the cuisine naturally fresh and less fattening.
“This is just such a wonderful area, from all the wineries to all the (food) producers, this is the best. For a chef, it really is the place to be,” described Olsen in a 2016 article in The Tribune.
While supporting both the local ingredients and the community of hands that grow them, Olsen’s direction with Cello Ristorante & Bar’s menu to be rooted in local, seasonal items makes the cuisine truly special and extraordinarily healthier.
A few notable low-calorie items made with local products include:
* Bigeye Tuna Carpaccio: Big Eye Tuna, Sustainable Salmon Tartare, Red Onion, Capers
* Black Bean Burger: Blend of Red Quinoa, Roasted Peppers and Onions, Vivant Vegan Cheese, served on an Artisan Bun
* Classic Reuben: Corned Beef Grilled, Edna’s Bakery Rye Bread, Thousand Island Dressing, Swiss Cheese
* Duck Hash with Cal-Poly Quail Eggs: Side of Arugula & Dandelion Salad tossed with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
* Foraged Mushroom Risotto: Eggplant, Shallots, Leeks, Garlic, Italian Parsley, and Shaved Truffle Cheese
* Kale Caesar Salad: Edna’s Bakery Rye Croutons, Aged Co Co Dusted Jack Cheese, Tuscan Kale, Caesar Dressing, Fresh Cracked Pepper
* Garden Salad: Loo Loo Farms Heirloom Tomato, Shaved Onion, Carrot, Mixed Greens, Chef’s Garden Herbs with Chaparral Gardens Vinaigrette
* Scallop Salad: Butter Leaf Lettuce Salad with Thyme Seared Day Boat Scallops, Morro Bay Avocado, Mango, Ginger, Creamy Eberle Chardonnay Reduction Dressing
* Smoked Salmon Omelet: a Barbara Smoked Salmon, Bermuda Onions, Capers, & Cream Cheese
* Turkey Burger: Diestel Turkey with Capers, Basil, Templeton Olive Oil, Garlic Lemon Aioli, Onion Bun
Cello Ristorante & Bar offers a variety of naturally grown items on its breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Guests will be sure to have a delicious feast without worrying about the calories.