School your taste buds
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.
About the Chef - Bob Black
Chef Bob Black studied hotel and restaurant management in collage. He is a self taught Chef and truly enjoys the food service industry spanning a career of 45 plus years in the hospitality business. Bob has been the General Manager, Director of Food and Beverage for several companies; Holiday Inn, Sheraton and eventually retiring from UCLA Housing and Hospitality as the Director of Food Service at the UCLA Conference Center and Bruin Woods Family Resort in Lake Arrowhead California. Bob and his wife Melanie moved to Coeur d' Alene in 2005. Not being one to sit idle he and his wife opened their own deli shop in 2006 and sold it to retire again. A few months later he received a call from the Culinary Stone where he currently works part time in the Deli, teaches cooking classes and Chefs a lavish Food and Wine themed dinner seasonally.
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A Parisian Picnic | Tuesday, August 7th- 5:30 pm
Déjeuner sur l’herbe... A French picnic on the green...We will start with garden vegetables terrine with herbs served chilled as an amuse bouche.... a perfect summer picnic dish. Then, a home made beef and porc filet mignon pâté flavored with cognac served with baguette. And just because everybody loves a good potato salad, why not prepare the French version of it, the Salade Piémontaise with ham, gruyère.....so irresistible. For the sweet tooth: a childhood favorite treat, Chouquette.
Hello Thai! | Saturday, August 11th- 11:00-1:00pm
Thai is back by demand! Join me for a fun flavor filled Saturday enjoying Thai cuisine! I will teach you about the 4 key tastes of Thai food! We will make Woo Sen Pad Thai. An amazing sweet, spicy pad Thai with prawns, noodles and local veggies and herbs! Next we will make Thai fried chicken that will make you rethink making it any other way! Last is Pad Kee Mao... or drunken noodles!! Full of flavor, chicken and shrimp!!!
Summer Entertainment | Tuesday, August 14th- 5:30pm
Not much can beat a party on a warm August evening in Coeur d’Alene. This class will focus on stunning, crowd-pleasing starters and dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Chef Colomba will teach how to wow your friends using her unique flare for bright and bold flavors that are guilt free!
French Farm to Table | Saturday, August 18th- 11:00-1:00pm
For a starter: Tatin de tomates au gingembre et au thyme. Still a lot of tomatoes in the garden, let’s bake a ginger, thyme and tomatoes upside down savory tart. For a main course: Poulet aux pistaches et aux pêches. Delicate and very summery recipe, chicken breast cooked in white wine with pistachios and peaches with a hint of cumin. Dessert: Fraises rôties, Sautéed strawberries with sage and deglazed with red wine served with cottage cheese.
East Meets West Fusion | Tuesday, August 21st- 5:30pm
Chef Lesa + Chef Bob
Join us for a night that combines Chef Bob’s flair for southern dishes and Chef Lesa’s love of Thai cuisine! This class is $65 per person or $120 per couple. We will start with a fragrant lychee martini! The first dish will be a tempura shrimp cocktail with a silky avocado sauce and a sweet chilli sauce. Next, an aromatic “not your grandmas slaw!” This slaw is crisp with Napa cabbage, local veggies and a Thai basil dressing. Shrimp and grits are up next... but with Thai shrimp!!! For our main course an Asian spiced marinated pork tenderloin with gingered sweet potatoes and spiced local apples. To finish the night, a green tea matcha creme brûlée with edible flowers! Book now- this is a one time only class!
Steak Mastery | Friday, August 24th- 5:30pm
Join Chef Bob Black as he gives a word on steaks; basic cuts, marinades, rubs, seasoning, searing and resting. Plus enjoy some unique and delicious accompaniments, herb smashed potatoes au gratin, sautéed mushrooms, creamed deviled organic spinach and sweet corn fritters. Then master some enhancers like blue cheese glaze, a signature steak sauce aupoivre and sauce béarnaise. Finish the evening with flaming Bananas Foster.
Korean Delights | Saturday, August- 11:00-1:00pm
A fun day full of exotic flavors and spices!! We will make Korean braised short ribs with homemade bulgogi bbq sauce over coconut rice! Next is Buchujeon! A savory Korean pancake with garlic and chives with a sweet chilli sauce... sumptuous!!! Last but not least.. Dak Galbi; a spicy chicken stir fry with sweet potato, glass noodle and lotus root! Book now as this sells out very quickly!!
Polynesian Feast | Tuesday, August 28th- 5:30pm
Come join chef Jonathan as he cooks a Hawaiian feast! We will be making Shoyu Chicken, the Polynesian version of teriyaki chicken. This sweet and savory dish comprises a bold combination of garlic, ginger, and soy sauce with chicken thighs. We will also be cooking with one of the most important Hawaiian ingredients: Spam. It will be fun working with this traditional Hawaiian ingredient that is normally cast aside on the mainland. To finish off, get ready to enjoy caramelized pineapple over coconut rice pudding!
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 BBQ, Beer, + Bands has begun! It will 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!
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
We have big news! We're excited to announce that we remodeled the Cafe! We are featuring a few new signature drinks, including our housemade golden milk and our signature Italian affogatto, the Dolce Far Niente, meaning "the sweetness of doing nothing."
Stop in for some Gluten Free Bread! We have Garlic Parmesan and Kalamata Olive gluten free loaves. We also have introduced a beautiful Sourdough Boule. From our Parisian baker, delicious Apple Tartes and Chocolate Tartes. From our German baker, german chocolate cake, scones, carrot cake, + more! Another top favorite...stop in for some warm Quiche Lorraine!
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: Local gyro meat made from lamb and beef from My Big Fat Greek Deli. A great dinner option to toss with a quick + fresh salad. We are also featuring Housemade meat balls; made with our carmelized onion Italian sausage and local ground beef! Our housemade chicken cordon bleu burgers are also great for the grill this summer! We will also continue to serve a variety of seasonal soups, salads, and Italian meatballs.
Summer Cheeses on the Rise: Local Kelly Creek Farm Labneh
Come in and try our locally producedthick 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!
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!