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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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Mother's Day High Tea | Saturday, May 12th - 2:00-4:00pm
Come join us for a Mother's Day High Tea! We'll be having tea sandwiches, scones, + wine tasting.. Wear your favorite hat, we will be doing a best-hat contest (with a prize!)
No Soup For You! | Tuesday, May 1st- 5:30 pm
“No soup for you!” 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 Turkey Chili with no beans. Also learn how to make Corn chowder, and the secrets to a perfect summer Gazpacho. Come and become a soup master this summer!
Things Every Chef Should Know! | Thursday, May 3rd- 5:30 pm
Chef David Adlard
10 (or maybe even more!) Skills, tricks and techniques that every home chef should know and master! Proper knife skills? Poaching? Cooking perfect pasta? Perfect asparagus? These and more, in a hands on, fun filled class with chef Dave from Candle in the Woods! Don’t miss this one!
Queso Fresco | Tuesday, May 8th - 5:30 pm
Latin America’s favorite cheese is Queso Fresco, or “fresh cheese”. It is bright and creamy yet mild in flavor and it’s the perfect accompaniment to an endless variety of dishes ranging from grilled vegetables toenchiladas, to fruits and jellies. Come and explore the centuries-old technique of making queso fresco, while learning to pair it with an array of new dishes.
Mother's Day Brunch | Thursday, May 10th- 5:30 pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
Get ready for Mother’s Day Brunch! Always
delicious, chic or casual, we will bake 3 different kinds of quiches: Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche, Traditional Quiche Lorraine (cheese and bacon), and Onion and Dijon mustard quiche. Those will be served with a green salad, dressed with a shallot and Dijon mustard vinaigrette- so easy to make. For the sweet tooth: the irresistible chocolate mousse.
A Night in the Philippines | Tuesday, May 15th - 5:30 pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
For this class, we will prepare the famous Pancit! Rice noodles with chicken, cabbage and veggies, and spices. Next, Binagoongan Baby sa Gata, which is pork slowly braised in shrimp paste and coconut milk with pea eggplant served over jasmine rice. Lastly, Lumpia!!! A deep fried roll stuffed with minced pork, herbs and spices served with homemade sweet chili sauce! Don’t miss out!
Gluten Free Bread Making | Saturday, May 19th - 11:00-1:00pm
Gluten free greek yogurt sandwich bread that is moist and perfect for everyone- picky eaters especially! Gluten free banana bread that is as fragrant and delicious. Grain free lemon blueberry scones, made with almond flour and perfect for a healthy breakfast addition or dessert with cafe!
German Barbecue | Tuesday, May 22nd - 5:30pm
We will learn the secrets to making the perfect German potato salad. Warm or cold, both are great for the summer. We will discuss the many methods and commonly debated perfect cooking methods of sausage. We will also debate over the perfect beer for cooking and drinking with our German Barbecue. We will make our own Beer Cocktails using light beer mixed with soda!
L’été en France - Summer in France | Thursday, May 24th- 5:30pm
Chef Patricia Hebert-Jenks
Petit Paupiette au vert, a turkey escalope stuffed with spinach, onion, pine nut and Parmesan cheese braised in white wine and served, accompanied by a tricolor vegetable mousseline in a “terrine.” For dessert: a rum, raisins, and caramelized rice pudding. Join me for a classic and romantic French meal!
A Classic Summer Meal | Saturday, May 26th - 11:00-1:00pm
On the menu: A Smoked Dark and Stormy Cocktail; Gochujang marinated Cedar Planked Salmon lettuce wraps with Korean BBQ sauce; Parmesan cups filled with chopped salad and Kalamata croutons; Cedar skewered beef sirloin with chimichurri sauce; Cedar wrapped Asparagus bundles with smoked salt, prosciutto ham, lemon and balsamic; cherry smoked and caramelized pineapple with coconut lime mousse and crumble topping! Come join me!
Bollywood Nights | Tuesday, May 29th- 5:30pm
Chef Lesa LeBeau
We will be making buttery delicate Samoas filled with curried potatoes, chickpeas and exotic spices!! To dip these beauties 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. This class sells out quickly so grab a seat!!
Ceviche | Thursday, May 31st- 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.
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!
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 chef's 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 Spring 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: Boar's Head Beef Frankfurters + limited time only Holiday Hams! We also are featuring local handcut New York Strip Steaks out of Sandpoint. Stop in for some today! We will also continue to serve a variety of seasonal soups 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!