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About the Chef - Matt Cumi
Matt is British born and grew up traveling extensively by camper and sailboat with his family. Matt worked his first kitchen job in the country of Malta at the age of 16 and graduated from Northern AZ University in Hotel and Restaurant management. He has worked as a restaurant Chef in Flagstaff AZ, Bar Harbor ME, Mallorca Spain, Poole and London in the UK, Portland OR and finally North ID. Matt is now with Wildwood Grilling in Sandpoint where he lives with his wife and 2 very young daughters, he thoroughly enjoys his day job.
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 - 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 - Jonathan Siegler
From private country clubs to delicatessens, Chef Jonathan Siegler has cooked his way from non-profit to fine dinning. This local chef has cooked in many of Coeur d’Alene’s culinary establishments. He attended school at North Idaho College in the Culinary Arts Program, through which he earned a praised internship at the country club Black Rock. He also was the Chef at the Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center for 5 years. His cooking background is diverse, but his teaching ability that he utilizes during cooking classes, is based on coaching swimmers. Chef Jonathan was a local swim coach for Lake City High School and Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team. Today his coaching experience serves to help his baby daughter learn to love the water as much as he does, when he’s not teaching her to love good food, that is. Art On The Green, and Cinco de Mayo are Jonathan’s favorite holidays that he enjoys on his days off from work from the Culinary Stone, where he works as the store’s Deli Manager. You can also catch him about twice a month teaching a cooking class. He’d love to have you.
About the Chef - Colomba Zavala
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.
About the Chef - Dave Adlard
Dave Adlard is the chef/owner of Candle in the Woods. He was the winner of the North Idaho culinary competition, and has appeared on Food network. He is the lead chef and creator of the acclaimed "Culinary Kid's Academy" at the Culinary Stone, and is one of their merry band of regular instructors.
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Mediterranean Madness | Tuesday, June 5th- 5:30 pm
Join Chef Bob Black as he takes you on a culinary journey along the Mediterranean. Discover the incredible flavors of Greece
featuring a Grilled Athenian Salad with Herb Vinaigrette and Pan seared Shrimp Grecian Style, flamed with Cognac and Ouzo. Then off to Italy’s famous Tuscany where you will enjoy Chicken Saltimbucco with a sherry - lemon reduction and seared fresh spinach, Strawberry Zabaglione and see how easy it is to create fresh-baked focaccia at home.
Special Father's Day Menu | Thursday, June 7th- 5:30 pm
We will cook a filet mignon with a Dijon mustard, white wine and tarragon sauce served 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.
Bollywood Nights | Saturday, June 9th - 11:00-1:00 pm
We will be making buttery delicate Samoas filled with curried potatoes, chickpeas and exotic spices!! To dip these we will make a bright, lovely mint coriander chutney. Next, Chicken Biyrani! Chicken sautéed to perfection with the “special rice!” Learn to make Dum Aloo.. a gorgeous red curry with little golden potatoes, herb and very warm spices served over turmeric rice. Grab a seat!
Chocolate Cuisine | Tuesday, June 12th- 5:30 pm
Cacao has been used as a savory ingredient for thousands of years in Latin American and in the Caribbean. Come and get a taste of savory chocolate cuisine and learn about the health benefits of incorporating cacao into your diet. Here we’ll prepare a starter of chilled mango soup with fresh herbs and cacao nibs followed by a spiced chocolate-chile rubbed pork tenderloin topped with basil-cacao pesto. Hungry yet?
A Night in Morocco| Thursday, June 14th - 5:30 pm
Come join Chef Jonathan as he explains Moroccan Cooking. Learn how to blend Moroccan Flavors and how to use a traditional tagine. The class will include how to make your own preserved lemons, and a wonderful simple one-pan Moroccan meal using lemons, olives, fennel, and chicken. Come have a night in Morocco.
Meal Prep | Saturday, June 16th- 11:00-1:00pm
Healthy eating all week long is easy with prep work done in just a few hours for a whole week of breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas. Learn how to make and portion overnight oats for a grab and go breakfast the whole family will love. Easily prepare mason jar salads for a week of lunch or dinner that won’t have a soggy outcome. Lastly, finish your week with Gluten Free butterscotch brownies in jar! Chewy, golden, and delicious- a gift from a jar that no one would suspect to be gluten free!
A Night in Tibet | Tuesday, June 19th - 5:30pm
Join me for a fascinating class on Tibetan cuisines. Learn about the warm and exciting flavors and sauces that are centuries old. We will make Sherpa Momos from scratch!! Little steamed dumplings will be handmade in class and filled with chicken, ginger and spices! We will make Sepen sauce, a chilli and tomato based sauce. Next we will make Nepalese vegetable curry which is sweet, aromatic, and brimming with local veggies! This will be served over basmati rice. Last we will make Tibetan fried noodles with beef and warm fragrant herbs and spices. All curries will be made fresh in class!!
Summer Souffles | Tuesday, June 26th- 5:30pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
Sweet or savory, soufflés are simply delicious. They are a feast for the taste buds as well as for the eyes. We will prepare several soufflés among which the classic cheese soufflé and a chocolate soufflé for dessert. The savory soufflés will be served with a salad. Space is limited for this special class. Book early!
Summer Flavors | Saturday, June 30th - 11:00-1:00pm
On the menu for this evening; Smoked mimosas; Cedar planked sockeye salmon with tropical salsa and fresh basil; Warm potato salad with green beans, radish, chives and bacon, honey vinaigrette; Alder wrapped Mexican corn crema with smoked salt and garnishes; Marinated and cedar skewered steak with spicy chimichurri sauce; Cherry planked brie with honey glazed pineapple, toasted almonds and grilled baguette.
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.
Please stop in and learn more about the wine club and sample some delicious wines and appetizers!
BBQ, Beer, & Bands!
Our weekly BBQ's will begin June 21st and continue throughout the summer. Don't miss them every Thursday night from 4-7pm! We are hosting some wonderful performers, hope to see you there!
Summer Kid's Academy
Kid's Academy News! Our Summer mini-camps and continuing master classes are available and ready to book! Call us at 208-277-4116 or stop in to register!
Introducing our new event- Chef Talks! The first Wednesday of every month our chefs will be speaking about particular cooking topics. This is a complimentary, Q&A event. Come down and get to know our chefs a little bit more, and perhaps learn some secrets!
The Cafe at the Culinary Stone
Introducing new Gluten Free Bread! We have Garlic Parmesan and Kalamata Olive gluten free loaves! We also have introduced a beautiful Sourdough Boule! Stop in for wonderful fresh bread today! We also have our vegan cupcakes- lemon, carrot cake, and more! Also, vegan caramels! From our French baker, delicious Apple Tartes and Chocolate Tartes! Another top favorite...stop in for some warm Quiche Lorraine!
Behind the Drinkbar
New Drinks: Hot Ruby, a delicious cranberry cider, served iced or hot. Come grab an iced cold brew for your sunshine walk! Maybe a classic latte, or our famous Prana Chai tea! We also have a variety of Winterwoods Tea- Harvest Peach, Lavender, Huckleberry, and more. Come enjoy the Summer sunshine with our outdoor seating, and grab a drink- made with love!
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: Gourmet Blue Cheese stuffed burgers, as well as chicken burgers and lamb burgers! We also are featuring Linguisa, a spanish style chorizo, which has a slightly smokier taste than traditional chorizo. Stop in for some today! We will also continue to serve a variety of seasonal soups, salads, and Italian meatballs.
Cheeses on the Rise: Double Gloucester with Blue Stilton, Hunstman Cheddar, and Stilton with Lemon Zest!
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!