JULY DINNER SHOW 2012-

Menu
Jul 8,2012
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
$109.00

Our monthly DINNER SHOW MENUS reflect local seasonal ingredients that are designed to give guests three new complete menus and one fabulous dessert to do at home. All courses prepared with a lively exchange of food talk and then you savor all four courses! A relaxing two and half hours later you leave satisfied and excited to try the new recipes and ideas you learned.  Cost inclusive of wines. Menus are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Act One

  Summer Ratatouille over creamy Provolone Picante polenta
WINE PAIRING:  Zerba 2011 Wild White

Hot smoked brined wild king salmon with blackberry ketchup; jalapeno skillet cornbread with honey butter; mustard seed cabbage kale slaw
WINE PAIRING: Angel Vine 2009 Columbia Valley Zinfandel

INTRODUCTIONS & Q&A with Bob & Lenore

Act Two

 Roasted strip loin with rosemary shoots, Armenian noodle bulgar pilaf; oven roasted cherry & mint
 WINE PAIRING: Gilstrap Brothers 2009 Syrah

Finale

Chocolate cake, sour cherry sauce, Marshmallow ice cream; coconut brittle
COFFEE: Caffe Umbria Mezzanotte Decaf

Printed recipes will not be included during our show. That way you may focus on techniques.  We believe by learning “methods,” recipes easily adapt for every season with ingredients that are available.

Tonight’s cooking methods include making polenta; brining/smoking salmon; blanching vegetables; pan-searing; the pilaf method; using spice/herbs; whipping cream; sweet/savory fruit; brittle; wine as a food rather than a beverage

Recipes


ARMENIAN PILAF (aka NOODLE BULGUR PILAF)
BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAK, SPICE RUBBED
BLACKBERRY KETCHUP (pomegranate ketchup)
BOB'S BLEND for FLAVORS OF MIDDLE EAST
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH SOUR CREAM
CHOCOLATE GANACHE
COCONUT SLICED ALMOND BRITTLE
FLAVORS OF THE MIDDLE EAST, one of our signature blends
ICE CREAM, MARSHMALLOW SWIRL
KEEPING FOOD SAFE & WHOLESOME
LENTIL CAKES
MISE EN PLACE (say, meeze on plause)
POLENTA, CREAMY
RATATOUILLE, ROASTED
SALMON, NATIVE BRINED AND GRILLED
SKILLET CORNBREAD (first inspired by Cook's Illustrated)
SLAW, SUMMER

To book call
1-877-436-EVOO (3866) and speak with an EVOO representative.

All reservations require payment in full at time of booking and all sales are final.


Frequently Asked Questions


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 a "no-shows " party, we do not have a convenient way to re-purpose the fresh ingredients our chef carefully purchased from our local farmers, fishers, and ranchers. For some dates we keep a wait list, but a no-show 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?

Service tips are not included in our show pricing. That said, all of our associates are paid a living wage regardless of their position here. If so inclined your monetary recognition of their professional performance is always appreciated.

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. We do understand that emergencies occur. If you cannot transfer ownership to someone else, please let us know and we will try to sell your tickets and issue you a limited time show credit.

Can you recommend lodging?

We recommend you secure lodging before you buy your tickets to the show just in the rare circumstance you do not find lodging for the dates you desire. If you need help with lodging you may go to these websites: Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals for a Cannon Beach bungalow Chamber of Commerce website  at www.cannonbeach.org  

Guide to Cannon Beach at www.cannon-beach.net

           

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 conscientious 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 or dislikes that are not related to health needs or lifestyle/religious needs. Generally, though, we are able to accommodate most diet requests if we have advance notice. All substitutions and alternatives are at the discretion of the chefs. In some instances, our chef will call you directly before agreeing to accommodate your allergies/restrictions.

Is there an EVOO experience good for somebody who is already a really good cook?

Well, if you get the chance why not let someone else do the cooking? Also really good cooks get their inspiration from cooking shows, magazines and other cooks. And who can say they don't have anything else to learn! Our returning guests generally tell us they always learn something new. Likewise, we always learn from our guests as well. That said, to take your skills to the next level consider our SOUS CHEF OF THE DAY or INTERNSHIP programs.  Click to read more. We also get this question from the other side of the coin: "My spouse/partner’s the cook; will I enjoy the dinner shows?" Our answer: 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. Enjoy the chef's choice Euro plate (starts $25 ) that serves 1-3  people; or pick out your own cheeses, etc. from our deli case, priced as marked for a custom Euro Plate for a small additional set-up fee ($5).  Add wine, beer or soft beverage and your picnic is complete.  

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 about private events?

When groups want a private event, they are required to purchase a minimum of 18-22 seats, depending upon day of the week and time of year. Groups of over 10 must acquire the date of their choice as a private party in most cases. If their party is less than minimum, the cost to become private is still for the minimum number of  guests. In addition, when the menu is customized and/or personalized, a service fee up to 20% is added. For business groups or corporate parties, please call our reservationist to make sure the date you want is available. Chef Bob will take it from there.  

What other activities do you recommend in Cannon Beach?

Of course, shopping the many quaint shops lining the main street of town is always a favorite activity when in Cannon Beach. Also midtown supports more galleries and shops like Center Diamond.  We also like the History Center, and the Friends of Haystack who support the city's Haystack Awareness program, so be sure to check them out. ` Here are a few of the many places we enjoy:
  1. CB Theatre Always a treat for a very reasonable price!
  2. Galleries of Primary Elements, Northwest By Northwest, Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Ice Fire Glassworks and many more are available almost every day, making our town one of the best art destinations in the US.
  3. NW Women's Surf Camps If you want to learn this invigorating sport, start here. Lexie brings such passion to the art of surfing that you leave with much more than a great day at the beach.
  4. For nostalgic history, follow the S-curves on Hemlock Street south to end of our little town, called Tolovana Park. Here you find "The Lost Art of Nursing Museum." Open Saturdays 1-4 pm, and by appointment; you are guided by Melodie, nurse, proprietor, and curator of this historic, fun and uplifting place.
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`And of course if you go to our Chamber of Commerce website you will see lots more activities and things to do in the broader area. A complete guide to CB activities with great photos can be found at Cannon-Beach.net.