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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.
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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Sous Vide 101 | Tuesday, October 2nd- 5:30pm
Sous Vide is one of the most important culinary techniques being used by chefs around the world today! While not “new,” it is not very well known among amateur chefs, and we want to change that! Learn the basics of this awesome coming method, as we prepare flank steak with bourbon and bacon peach glaze, as well as signature sous vide eggs! Book today.
Cambodian Nights! | Thursday, October 4th- 5:30pm
Join me for a flavor filled night bursting with spice and color!! To begin we will make Cambodian steamed white fish with lime sauce. This is a melt in your mouth fish steamed to perfection in banana leaves with chillies, lime, ginger and many herbs. Next is Loc Luac, a tender spicy beef dish with citrus, herbs and spices eaten with fresh crisp veggies!! Lastly one of my faves.. Penang Kar Cheow Tow!!! A beautifully charred chilli rice noodle dish with prawns!!
Spices of Morocco + North Africa | Tuesday, October 9th- 5:30pm
Chef David Adlard
The tastes and techniques of Morocco and North Africa. Come join Chef Dave Adlard for this hands on Culinary journey through the land of spice and try amazing delicacies prepared in a traditional tagine, including chicken, lamb, apricots and more! A unique class with an abundance of flavor! Call or come in to book now!
A Cozy Fall Dinner | Thursday, October 11th- 5:30pm
Ready for some comforting food that will warm up our hearts. We will prepare a Velouté de pois cassés aux lardons et aux oignons, a split pea velouté with bacon and onion. Then we will cook “Porc filet mignon farci à la poire et au romarin “ a porc filet mignon stuffed with a delicious mix of pear, blue cheese and rosemary. For the sweet tooth, a poach pear with a creamy caramel sauce.
Time for Thai! | Tuesday, October 16th- 5:30pm
My Fall Thai class is back! We will make the much in demand Thai yellow creamy coconut curry with veggies over my secret jasmine rice!!! Next is the delicious dish Larb!! Succulent ground pork filling your mouth with sweet, salty, spicy, sour goodness eaten with crisp lettuce and herbs. Last is crisp umami green is oats salad made in a mortar and pestle!
Mexican Style Breakfast! | Thursday, October 18th- 5:30pm
Chef Colomba has nostalgic memories of her years living in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and some of her most vivid remembrances are of breakfasts by the sea at her favorite open-air cafe. Here, she will re-create a few of those memorable dishes including Pan Dulce with Cafe de Olla (sweet bread with spiced coffee or chocolate) and chilaquiles.
Farm Pie School | Tuesday, October 23rd- 5:30pm
Pumpkin pie! Another pie class focusing on the perfect Betty Crocker “tender and flakey” pie crust. In this class, Linda will spend some time sharing her knowledge on the different heirloom, specialty pumpkins, and which ones can be used for pie. A hands on class, the class goer will construct their own 5” pumpkin pie boxed and ready to be taken home to bake! Book today.
Oktoberfest | Thursday, October 25th- 5:30pm
October being about beer, we will cook a “Carbonade Flamande” which is a beef stew cooked in beer and served with a homemade ginger bread and Dijon mustard. This is a dish from “La Flandre” a region in the north of France. For desert, we will bake a French classic apple tart. A perfect french autumn meal, come join!
Instant Pot | Saturday, October 27th- 11:00-1:00pm
Instant Pot buffalo chicken street tacos with all the fixings! This class is completely gluten free and will include a classic chocolate chip cookie to keep the comfort foods flowing! If you are interested in finding new ways to use your instant pot, this class will not disappoint! Book today by calling or stopping in!
Falling For Fall | Tuesday, October 30th- 5:30pm
Fall is a great time to show off your cooking skills, manipulating ingredients to create deep savory flavors by slow cooking, roasting, caramelizing, braising, etc. For this class we will jump right into the dark rich flavors of the fall season with a savory roasted garlic bisque and citrus sage butter, dark crispy Brussels sprouts with toasted almonds and bacon and a Dijon herb roasted pork loin with turnips, parsnips and caramelized apples with an apple cider au jus.
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
Come by the cafe for a cup of something warm as the air outside begins to turn crisp! 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. 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: Coming soon, seasonal comfort food: House-made meatballs, made with our caramelized onion Italian sausage and local ground beef; caramelized onion meatloaf; stuffed olives, one kind with feta and oregano, and a second with Parmesan cheese! We will also continue to serve a variety of seasonal soups, salads, and Italian meatballs.
Cheeses on the Rise: Chimay cheese, made by Belgian monks! Pair with their hand-made Belgian beer.
Miss our soups? They will be coming back in September! All made from scratch! And don't forget, weekly chili on Fridays!
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!