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About the Chef - Lesa Le Beau
Chef Lesa LeBeau began her career in 1996 after graduating Culinary school in Southern California. She has worked with many celebrity clients and charities. Chef LeBeau is versed in many cuisines from around the world and loves teaching and sharing her passion for cooking .. "Food is Love".
About the Chef - Patricia Hebert-‐Jenks’
Born and raised in Normandy, France, Patricia Hebert-‐Jenks’ first passion has always been cooking. After a twelve-‐year career in International Business, Patricia pursued her dream of becoming a Chef in Paris. She took instruction from renowned Parisian Chefs, Pierre Lacharme, Patrick Gauthier and Phillip Godard. After becoming accomplished in French cuisine, she took her talents to Coeur d’Alene where she has had the opportunity to bake quiches for The Coppa restaurant in Hayden, instruct monthly cooking courses at The Culinary Stone and cook privately for clients.
About the Chef - Colomba Aguilar
Chef Colomba grew up in Southern California in a household where her mother always provided fresh, nutritious and delicious meals born from her Mexican roots. Colomba has always been drawn to the flavors of Latin America and as she grew she ventured off and was able to experience the beauty and fun of cooking with many locals in their homes, learning about their ingredients and their sazon (flare). She had the opportunity to refine her cooking skills when she attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where she was Cordon Bleu certified. After her training, Colomba found herself in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula where she worked, explored and tasted all that she could! She and her family brought this experience and flavorful knowledge to Coeur d'Alene in 2005 when they opened Cafe Carambola (located on Northwest Blvd.). Here, they have since been serving a nutritious mix of recipes collected throughout Latin America.
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Latin Ladles | Tuesday, September 5th - 5:30 pm
As the seasons change and fall approaches it’s time to think soups! Here we’ll discuss and profile flavors, and we’ll learn to balance and layer them in order to create exciting and interesting dishes. On our menu: Mexican Black Bean Soup with Pomegranate and Avocado; Brazilian Moqueca Fish and Sweet Pepper Stew in Coconut Broth.
A French Classic | Tuesday, September 12th - 5:30 pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
“Steak sauce poivre vert” is steak in a sauce that is its traditional companion: a brandy and green pepper corn sauce. This will be accompanied with sautéed French green beans with shallots and a carrot mousseline. For the sweet tooth, we will bake a strawberry tart like the ones we can buy in a French bakery. This has a sweet crust topped with a vanilla pastry cream and fresh strawberries or raspberries.
Salt is Back! | Thursday, September 14th - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Salted again! Due to a large waiting list we will be repeating salt block 101. Learn how to temper your salt block and store it. I will also demonstrate cold appetizers, a hot main course with chicken and shrimp and a delicious dessert on a frozen block! Learning how to use a salt block is a must! Don’t miss this class!
Harvest Blackberry Farm School | Saturday, September 16th - 3:00-5:00 pm
Growing up in Wenatchee, “the apple capital of the world” with a grandfather/baker owning a bakery in the quaint town, she was working her magic on fresh fruit and pastries, eventually blossoming her own little pie business. Please join Linda as she will teach you how to bake a seasonal blackberry pie! This is the perfect class to kickstart the fall season!
Sauces, Sauces, Sauces! | Tuesday, September 19th - 5:30 pm
Chef David Adlard
One of the biggest differences between professional chefs and amateurs is that pros can execute sauces that compliment almost any dish! Join chef Dave from Candle in the Woods as we make 4 great sauces that will help take your culinary skills to the next level! This is a hands on course, so be prepared to do some chopping!
Homemade Cheese Please | Thursday, September 21st - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Make cheese at home with very few ingredients! We will cover cheese making at home and which foods and wines are compatible. I will make a delicious Feta cheese and show you how to marinate it. We will also make homemade buffalo mozzarella, and end with ricotta! It will be a really great class and an economical and fun way to entertain and impress your guests!!! Book now!
Polynesian Feast | Tuesday, September 26th - 5:30 pm
Come join chef Jonathan as we cook a Hawaiian feast! We will be making Shoyu Chicken, the Polynesian version of teriyaki chicken. This sweet and savory dish comprises combination of garlic, ginger, and soy sauce with chicken thighs. We will also be cooking an important Hawaiian ingredients: SPAM. To finish off, get ready to enjoy caramelized pineapple over coconut rice pudding!
Parisian for the Night | Thursday, September 28th - 5:30pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
“Rôti de porc et une sauce chasseur accompagné d’un gratin Dauphinois” ; a porc roast with a hunter sauce and a delicious creamy flavorful cheese and potato gratin, classic French potato gratin dish, specialty of Dauphiné region of south east of France. We will end our preparations on a sweet note by making “ Petits pots de crème au chocolat et petits pots de crème à la vanille” (chocolate cream and vanilla cream), a dessert that evokes childhood memories.
Coeur d'Alene Olive Oil News
Along with our Olive Oil staples that you have grown to love... we will be featuring some new varietals, including Truffle Oil and Italian Herb. We also are releasing Organic Leccino Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is assured to become one of your favorites.
We are hosting a olive oil release party on September 15th, 4-6pm. Our Chef Lesa LeBeau will be demonstrating olive oil inspired recipes. We will have wine pairing as well. This is a complimentary event with special store discounts!
Our Summer BBQ'S are back! They will be every Thursday evening from 4-7 pm. Look forward to live music, great food, and lots of fun!
Gift Registry & Gifts-To-Go
Introducing our new gift registry pop-up section within our store. We are carrying beautiful servingware, tableware, and unique pieces for the bride and groom. This new inventory will also have gifts elegantly pre-wrapped- not just for weddings, they will also cater to birthdays, anniversaries, or any special event.
*New* Wine Club
Please stop in and learn more about the wine club and sample some delicious wines and appetizers!
Delicious Strawberry Bars and Lemon Bars, made by our German baker, Doris. Lemon Meringue Tartes and Apple Tartes have also made their appearance! Stop in for some decadent Cream Puffs ... and as always, specialty order cakes!
Special Notice: Quiche and Macarons are back
Behind the Drinkbar
Blended Lattes + Mochas, and Traditional Italian Sodas!
Try our new Matcha Latte, iced or hot!
Come into the Bakeshop and browse our special order cake book to make your selection.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm, Closed Sunday
Italian Deli Hours
Click the image above for our new full lunch menu from our wonderful Italian deli!
New items in the Deli: New house made sausages like Jalapeño Chipotle and Polish Sausage. New Coconut Gouda and Beer Mustard Cheese!
Come in and try our locally produced thick cut bacon- free of all antibiotics and hormones!
Introducing Boars Head meats and cheeses! Stop in and try these extraordinary foods!
We always have available sliced roasted turkey and chicken, Italian ham, Mortadella and Sopressata salami- all from Boars Head!
We are featuring Frankfurt's, Knockwurst, and chicken Italian sausage. Great for your outside BBq's!