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Wine Club Dinner
Saturday, May 7th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for a multiple course wine pairing dinner with wines from our favorite boutique wineries. We’ll be highlighting the wines and cuisine of Argentina.
Spring Charcuterie Boards
Wednesday, May 11th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chef Rocky will be teaching the class how to prepare amazing spring charcuterie boards with cheeses, meats and other delicious items. The wine pairing will be with wines from Dusky Goose vineyards in Willamette Valley.
Grilling with Chef JoshWednesday, May 25th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chef Josh will be teaching the class some traditional grilling techniques just in time for the summer barbeque season and father’s day. The menu includes tri-tip with potatoes and swordfish with grilled corn.
Get to know our Chefs
Chef Josh Podwils found his passion for the culinary arts while in high school which lead him to attend Cascade Culinary Institute where his passion continued to grow. He has been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years and has brought his own twists and signature dishes to different restaurants in Bend, OR. Throughout the years he has worked at many well known restaurants here in Central Oregon and has been Executive Chef at Victorian Cafe and Brother Jon’s Alehouse.
Chef Josh always wants to go above and beyond with food and encourage others to try new things so in the spring of 2018 he started his own pop-up restaurant called Loyaute, closing that venture to explore other opportunities in 2022.
Q&A with Chef Josh
What’s your favorite cuisine to cook? French Influence
What’s your essential cooking tool to have in the kitchen? My chef’s knife
How did you get into cooking? I took a cooking elective class at Mtn. View High School. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Kopac…. and 22 years later, the rest is history!
Who are your Chef inspirations? Anthony Bourdain and British legend, Marco Pierre White
What’s your favorite ingredient to cook with? Saffron
Strawberry Kale Salad
Our favorite spring salad is this strawberry, kale and avocado recipe from our friends at Olivelle. The strawberry balsamic vinegar in this recipes brings out the true flavors of the green, earthy kale and avocado. Stop by the store for a taste of this fun balsamic.
We have everything you need to get your salad going in the store. Need a new salad spinner, a kale stripper or a strawberry huller? We’ve got you covered!
Kitchen Tools We Love
Coravin’s Pivot Wine Preservation System
With Coravin, you can open a Saturday night bottle on a Tuesday! Perfect when you want a nice glass of wine but don’t plan to drink the whole bottle.