All reservations require payment in full at time of booking and all sales are final.
Are you a restaurant?
Not exactly but "yes" as it is the closest one can be to a restaurant. EVOO offers unique recreational cooking and dining experiences from hands-on cooking classes to interactive demonstration dinner shows. At all experiences, guests are served a full meal.
Why must I pay in advance for reservations at EVOO?
Unlike a traditional restaurant, our ingredient purchases are precise for the number of guests and the menu we are making. And if we have “no-shows,” we do not have a convenient way to repurpose the fresh ingredients our chef carefully purchased from our local farmers, fishers, and ranchers.
For some dates we keep a "wait list," but no-shows on the night of a reservation doesn't give us enough time to fill in with a wait-listed guest.
We appreciate our guest's understanding that this is a necessary and reasonable practice given the circumstances of our events.
Is tip included?
No, tip is not included. Service tips are divided for all who participate in getting this EVOO experience ready. When you leave a "tip," though not expected, like everyone, we appreciate being recognized.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you have to cancel for any reason you may sell your tickets or give them away. We do not issue refunds for cancellations.
Can you recommend lodging?
May we bring our own wine to a dinner show?
We do not allow outside wines at any EVOO experience. At shows where the menu is paired to the wines our pairings are a large part of the experience. We have many food friendly wines in our store that can be purchased for shows that do not include wines. Chef Bob always gives a recommendation for wines that match all of these menus. Beer is also available as are soft natural beverages. Beverages are priced at shelf prices, not wine-list prices.
Why am I asked to give you my food allergies and diet restrictions?
With advance notice, we can make substitutions and alternatives for most common food allergies (i.e. celiac, tree nuts, soy, etc.); as well as restrictions such as vegetarian, Pescatarian, no pork, etc. Creating these options becomes part of the learning process for everyone attending. In fact, many guests find it interesting how simply adjustments can be made when starting with whole foods and how very close to the original menu item we can make it.
Because of the extra time it takes to accommodate these allergies and diet restrictions, we will not make substitutions for preferences that are not related to health needs or lifestyle/religious needs. Generally, we are unable to accommodate most diet requests if we do not know about them in advance. In some instances, our chef will call you directly before agreeing to accommodate your allergies/restrictions.
I already know how to cook. Is there anything at EVOO for me?
If you want to take your skills to the next level consider our SOUS CHEF OF THE DAY
program. You will work alongside Chef Bob learning professional tricks of the trade as you prep the evening dinner show menu.
Our guests who are good cooks generally tell us they always learn something. We always learn from our guests as well. At the very least you enjoy a good meal.
Another FAQ is "My spouse/partner’s the cook; will I enjoy the dinner shows?
Guests who may feel "dragged" along with the foodies in their lives , typically end up really enjoying the dinner show. Besides, they seem to enjoy watching their significant other get into the epicurean enlightenment of the moment. Just relax, while we do all the work!
I have heard about your European Cheese Boards; when do you serve them and what do they cost?
Summer and early fall on our porch is the best place to enjoy a simple picnic repast.
Come into the store and pick out your own cheeses and meats, wine, beer or soft beverage, other condiments like olives and peppers, a crusty bread, and then let us fix it for your picnic on the porch. Priced as marked in the store, plus $8.50 set-up fee.
Available Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from 11-4pm.
What about seating? Should I come early for a good seat?
Coming 10 - 15 minutes early is recommended, but we create a seating chart based on the number and size of the parties that buy tickets for each event, so your seat is reserved.
Since we have a small intimate space, we can only fit a certain number of people into each one of our experiences for best results. Therefore, we are unable to give preferential seating to any party or guest based on their preferences. If there is a special need such as wheel chair, hearing or sight impairment, we will make exceptions as best we can.
We have many requests for bar seating as well as the high tables behind the bar. We believe all seats are good seats!
NOTE: Parties greater than six often must be split up in deference to our other guests attending. We recommend parties greater than ten reserve the entire date for their private party. If this is not possible, we may need to limit the size of your group to ten or less and we will not seat such groups together to ensure our remaining guests feel equal at the event. We also appreciate when large groups reserve their private celebratory actions, such as gift giving and toasting, for after the show.
What constitutes a private event?
When groups want a private event, they are required to purchase a minimum of 20 seats. Groups of over 10 must acquire the date of their choice as a private party in most cases. If their party is less than 20, the cost to become private is still for 20 guests. In addition, when the menu is customized and/or personalized, a service fee up to 20% is added.
We will not seat groups of 7-10 all together, in deference to other guests attending.
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