School your taste buds
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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Ceviche | Thursday, May 18th - 5:30pm
From the coasts of Peru to the shores of Mexico, a fresh, tangy ceviche with a touch of of heat reigns supreme, you just can't beat it. We'll prepare for summer cooking by exploring the world of this Latin American favorite as we learn about choosing the best seafood and pairing it with fresh fruits, vegetables and chiles.
Baby to Toddler | Saturday, May 20th - 11:00-1:00pm
Chef Michelle Kane
Smooth transitions for weening baby while feeding your toddler at the same time! This is a time saving class for moms to make a "one pot meal" for multiple ages (including mom!). This class is naturally a grain-free, dairy free, nut free, and egg free. Some highlights from the menu are Super Food Soup: Bone broth, avocados, and sweet potato. Banana Cream Pudding: The easiest and most delicious of healthy desserts for the whole family! Moms can take a small baby food jar home of their favorite food and recipes will be included as well.
Paleo Made Easy | Saturday, May 20th - 2:00-4:00pm
Chef Michelle Kane
Dressed to Empress Summer Salad: spring mix lettuce dressed up with cranberries, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sliced strawberries tossed with a strawberry vinaigrette Maple sausage and Bacon Sweet Potatoes: crispy bacon, maple pork, and potatoes fried to perfect makes everyone happy. No-bake chocolate coconut macaroons for dessert!
OMG Bacon Class | Tuesday, May 23rd - 3:30pm
Have you heard the word? The Word is BACON. Come and learn with Chef Jonathan as he teaches different techniques on how to cook and eat BACON, such as sweet and crispy bacon candy. We will learn how to make the perfect crispy bacon and how the pros cook bacon to perfection everyday. Come discover and perfect new and traditional ways of cooking this trendy ingredient. Bacon lovers unite!
Spanish Night with Paella | Thursday, May 25th - 5:30pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
A must see class!! We will start off with traditional albondigas which are little meatballs in a traditional sauce topped with Manchego cheese.Then I will talk about the perfect sofrito which is the backbone of our main dish. Paella! A very special dish of chicken, chorizo, clams, Mussels and shrimp on a bed of seasoned arborio rice., this is as delicious as it is beautiful, don't miss out!!
Summer Soups and Salads | Tuesday, May 30th - 5:30pm
Latin cuisines lend themselves perfectly to the creation of fresh, vivid and healthy soups and salads. Tonight we'll use superfoods such as quinoa and cacao in interesting new ways to create dishes you'll love for summer eating.
The Peruvian Palate | Saturday, June 3rd - 3:30pm
Peru's cuisine is one of the hottest trends in global cuisine. Filled with traditional ingredients prepared through modern technique, this exotic food is sure to please the most adventuruous eater! Come and experience the wonderful salty, spicy, bitter and sweet Peruvian kitchen!
All Hail Caesar | Tuesday, June 6th - 5:30pm
Learn the history of the Caesar salad….it’s not what you think! We will be deconstructing the classic version by learning how to prepare the traditionally savory and creamy Caesar dressing, and how to make the perfect crunchy croutons….skills you can apply to many meals! You will be introduced to variations of the classic Caesar salad theme, and presented with ways of making a Caesar salad the main dish of a meal. Come join Chef Jonathan and learn about this perfect salad for any season.
Sharpen your Knife Skills | Thursday, June 8th - 5:30pm
Wusthof Executive Chef Mike *$50 class
Ask the expert Chef Mike Garaghty and Corporate Chef for Wusthof knives. We will sharpen your knife skills, learn how to identify a good quality knife, and learn how to properly hold and use a knife. This hands-on class will get you more comfortable with sharpening and maintaining your knife, basic cutting techniques, and choosing the right knife for the right job- getting you chopping in the kitchen like a pro! Each guest will receive a FREE Wusthof pairing knife, valued at $49.99. Don't miss out on this special event!
An Evening of Homemade Pasta | Tuesday, June 13th - 5:30pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
We will go over the technique of making homemade pasta using semolina flour and a few gluten free options! I will be making my super fluffy gnocchi with a divine creamy Gorgonzola sauce. We will make homemade ravioli with browned butter and a surprise centre... don't miss this!!!
Fresh from the Market | Saturday, June 17th - 3:30pm
Come join Chef Jonathan create fresh dishes with ingredients found at your local farmers market. Come be a part of the farm to table movement! Learn tips for what to look for at the market and learn how to wash and take care of your produce. All recipes will be made on the spot. This is unlike any class done before, reserve fast!
Let's Take a Trip to Japan | Saturday, June 24th - 3:30pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
Back by popular demand, we will be combining a few recipes highly requested! I will be teaching the deconstructed sushi bowl with 3 sauces, so you can make this at home when the craving strikes! Also, my fave Shoyu Sake pork belly that literally melts in your mouth. To finish we will make Yakatori chicken skewers with scallions and the perfect glaze... to finish, the art of making sushi rice!! Book now as this class sells out very quickly!!!!
A Parisian Affair | Tuesday, June 27th - 5:30pm
We will cook a filet mignon with a Dijon mustard and tarragon sauce served on a bed of slowly cooked onions and accompanied with an arugula salad seasoned with a balsamic and strawberry dressing.
For desert we will prepare a strawberry basil sorbet and a rhubarb sorbet that will be served with a wine and balsamic caramel sauce.
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!
New items (Paleo):
Almond Coconut Macaroons, Chia Seed Pudding Cups, Chocolate Dipped Dates
Behind the Drinkbar
Blended Lattes + Mochas, and Traditional Italian Sodas
In honor of our love for Mudgy and Millie, we will be selling limited edition Mudgy and Millie cakepops!
Come into the Bakeshop and browse our special order cake book to make your selection.
Italian Deli Hours
Click the image above for our 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!
Introducing Boars Head meats and cheeses! Stop in and try these extraordinary foods!