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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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No Soup For You! | Tuesday, December 5th - 5:30 pm
Back by popular demand! Once you have been taught the ways of soup-making, only you can choose who is worthy of filling their bellies with your wonderful soup. Chef Jonathan will teach you how to make back country beef chili with no beans. Also learn how to make carrot coconut soup, and the secrets to a perfect creamy tomato soup. Come and become a soup master! SOUP UP! (All soups offered are Gluten free)
Game On! | Wednesday, December 6th - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Fabulous recipes and interesting information on how to marinate, treat and cook Elk! We will make mouthwatering elk sliders that will be a party hit! Also an elk Guinness stew!! Yum! Last we will make steak bites to wow the crowd!!! There is a list already so book today!
Holiday Appetizers | Thursday, December 7th - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
I will teach you how to make the perfect ploughmans board. We will make a beautiful cranberry and Brie tart with pancetta and thyme. Mini beef Wellington tartlets wow the crowd every time and cider braised pork belly with an Asian twist is a sure party pleaser!! Get a seat now as this is in demand!!
Fondue Frenzy | Saturday, December 9th - 3:30 pm
Fondue is found in Swiss, Italian, and French cultures. Come join Chef Jonathan as he shows you how to simplify this classic, entertaining dish. We will be making a cheese fondue and oil fondue. We will have fresh baked bread and all the accoutrements. Should be a fun and cheesy night.
Amuse Bouche | Tuesday, December 12th - 5:30 pm
Delightful holiday hors d’oeuvres that will knock your guest’s Christmas socks off! Several “amuse bouche” for your holiday gathering that will look and taste fantastic, without taking you all day to make, so you can enjoy the holiday cheer, too! Don’t miss out on this festive class.
Homemade Pasta is Back! | Wednesday, December 13th - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Back by popular demand!!! We will make my famous homemade gnocchi and Gorgonzola that always brings a sigh to the room!! Also handmade spaghetti with pommodoro sauce from scratch! To finish we will make fettuccine with a browned butter and cheese... book now!!
Noel en France | Thursday, December 14th - 5:30pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
We will celebrate “Noël” early cooking with traditional Christmas ingredients: salmon, scallops, oranges, and chocolate. For appetizers we will do two salmons spread flavored with lemon thyme and cilantro. Pan seared scallops in a saffron cream. Main course: We will revisit a Christmas recipe and make a pork filet mignon à l’orange with an orange and Porto sauce accompanied by a celery and apple purée. For the sweet tooth: chocolate truffles!
Holiday Pie School | Saturday, December 16th - 3:30pm
A lesson on how Chef Linda’s infamous Holiday Apple Cranberry pie is made, with a large focus on her classic crust. Vintage apron and rolling pins supplied and all things needed for the class goer to leave with a self constructed 5” pie to bake upon arrival home. Come join Linda as she will teach you how to bake a seasonal delicious pie!
Festive Gluten Free Bread Making | Tuesday, December 19th- 5:30pm
Learn tricks and facts about GF baking and make some recipes that will become staples in your home! The PERFECT sandwich bread made gluten free, a recipe from my cook book using greek yogurt.
Banana Bliss muffins! Also a recipe from my book and a no fail crowd pleaser! Lastly, grain free lemon blueberry scones for a perfect holiday breakfast or coffee treat.
Rockin' Risotto | Wednesday, December 20th- 5:30pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Make the perfect risotto at home!! I will teach you the secrets to a perfect risotto! We will make 3 types... roasted butternut squash with Parmesan, a delicious pancetta and fresh pea risotto that will be a fave!! Last but not least; my fave.. browned butter risotto with asiago cheese and sautéed mushrooms!!!
Cookie Decorating Party | December 2nd, 12-2pm
We are very excited to be hosting our first cookie decorating class! This class includes two hours of decorating fun, 6 cookies, sprinkles, and 3 piping bags of frosting. This class will start at $15.00. While you are there you will be able to reserve your ready-to-decorate cookie kit for the upcoming holidays, These cookie kits include 18 cookies, 3 kinds of sprinkles, and 3 piping bags of frosting. Grab a friend and contact us to reserve your spot today. Vegan and gluten-free upon request.
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.
Octoberfest | October 6th, 4-6pm
Octoberfest at The Culinary Stone! We love everything Fall, so we are happy to announce our first annual Octoberfest event! Live music, Bratwursts, German potato salad, and Frankfurters served by Boarshead! There will also be prizes and games, so bring your children! We are excited to see you!
4th Year Anniversary
It is that time of year again! On Saturday, November 4th, from 4-6pm, we will be hosting our 4th annual anniversary party! Get ready for special events such as "Meet the Bakers," chef demonstrations every hour of the night, wonderful live music, beer + wine tasting, and of course... gourmet hors d'ouevres! 10% off will be offered during the anniversary celebration! This is one of our most loved events of the year... we'd love to have you!
*New* Wine Club
Please stop in and learn more about the wine club and sample some delicious wines and appetizers!
Bubbles, Brie & Baguettes
Check out the details of our annual festive event! December 15th from 4-6 pm! We hope to see you there!
The Cafe at the Culinary Stone
Delicious Holiday Cake Bars, made by our German baker, Doris. Apple Tartes and Lemon Meringue Tartes have also made their appearance (perfect for the Winter season!) Stop in for some decadent Cannolis... and as always, specialty order cakes!
Behind the Drinkbar
Come warm up with a peppermint hot chocolate, or our famous Prana Chai tea! We also have a variety of Winterwoods Tea- Harvest Peach, Lavender, Huckleberry, and more. Beat the cold air with a cup of something warm- made with love!
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 Menu
Click the photo above to see our new full lunch menu from our wonderful Italian deli!
New items in the Deli: Soup season is here! We will be serving a variety of seasonal soups and Italian meatballs for the Fall!
WSU Cheese is back! We are featuring WSU's famous Cougar Gold as well as their Ghost Pepper cheese! Stop in and try these extraordinary foods!
Come in and try our locally produced thick cut bacon- free of all antibiotics and hormones!
We always have available sliced roasted turkey and chicken, Italian ham, Mortadella and Sopressata salami- all from Boars Head!