A Culinary Experience Awaits
By Jillian Chandler
Photo by Jamie Sedlmayer
November 2020 marked the seventh anniversary of The Culinary Stone, a much-loved staple in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone. One step inside and you’re welcomed with everything from fresh baked goods, specialty coffees and friendly neighborhood deli to impeccable wines, olive oils and fine culinary items.
Here, the kitchen, the deli and the café unite in creating this one-of-a-kind culinary masterpiece.
Start your morning off at The Café, where the smells of freshly brewed coffee, served by their friendly baristas, fill the air. Enjoy European pastries, both sweet and savory, freshly baked breads from local artisan bakers and the best authentic French quiche in town.
For a quick and delicious lunch, check out their Italian-style delicatessen, where sandwiches are made using only the highest quality meats, sliced to order, and unique cheeses from around the world. Find seasonal specials and salads, and homemade soups are made daily Monday through Friday.
If wine is on your list, their on-site certified sommelier can curate that perfect wine for any occasion. (Don’t forget … Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!) Taste a variety of wines during one of their weekly wine classes—sure to satisfy the most discerning palate. (These tastings fill up fast, so be sure to register in advance.) Purchase wines to go or wine to drink while enhancing your shopping experience, and don’t leave without joining the wine club.
Weekly demo-style cooking classes provide a variety of menus and personalities to feed your culinary tastes and knowledge, as local chefs focus on the techniques and care that go into preparing a wonderful meal.
The heart of any culinary enthusiast will be delighted at the vast array of kitchen accessories, cookery and cooking utensils available at The Culinary Stone. Their unique selection of local gift items changes with the season, and during the holidays, they offer a vast selection of holiday-themed merchandise and specialty items, complimentary gift wrapping, as well as hand-selected custom gift baskets for every occasion.
As this month marks Valentine’s Day, be sure to treat that special someone to a unique gift or specialty Valentine's Day gift basket from The Culinary Stone. The team at The Culinary Stone is also available to host private events and cooking classes, and will work with you in creating that perfect event. Custom deli trays, charcuterie boards and other personal catering opportunities with one of their cooking class chefs are also available.
“We take pride in seeing our customers come in and enjoying all that we offer,” says Sandy Volkar, owner. “We have created a one-of-a-kind experience all under one roof for all members of the community to enjoy.”
The Culinary Stone
2129 North Main Street
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814