Dinner Shows • Classes • Catering • Culinary Shop
EVOO Cooking School

'17 MAY DINNER SHOW-honoring our MOMS

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May 12,2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$149

What is a dinner show experience?

Picture yourself among the guests gathered around the chefs’ kitchen-bar as you watch them prepare three entrees paired with three wines, followed by a great dessert. Imagine a lively discussion about food and wine as you savor each plate. In the end, you leave satisfied wondering what you’ll do first—make some of the many new recipes at home, or start planning your return to enjoy another EVOO experience.

     All MONTHLY DINNER SHOWS reflect local seasonal ingredients that are put together into two or three courses plus dessert, and are designed to inspire guests with many new ideas for menus and dishes to recreate at home.

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`   All courses each evening are prepared before you with a lively exchange of food talk, and then you savor the plated results. (Alternatives for allergies and diet restrictions are made with advance notice.) A relaxing three hours later you leave satisfied wondering which of tonight’s dishes you will cook first!
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     Cost is inclusive of the pairings of each course wines. Menus are subject to availability and may change without notice.`
Our gift shop is open after the shows only for our dinner guests, and many of the ingredients and tools we use in the show are available for purchase.


MAY 5,6,7, 2017
SPRING UNVEILING SHOWS

 This is the week end that Cannon Beach artists and art galleries reveal what they’ve been working on over the winter. The whole town honors them and many of the eateries make dishes inspired by their work.  Our inspiration is from Jeffrey Hull’s “Higher Ground,” shown above. Can’t you just see the oysters mignonette with saffron & blood oranges?

Prelude:  
Oysters mignonette with saffron and blood oranges and house made dark rye crackers

Act One:
Pan-seared springer salmon from the mouth of the Columbia, champagne beurre blanc; butter melted leeks in smashed red bliss new potatoes
and fire roasted asparagus

Salad of tender pea vine and snap peas with warm brie cream and
Arancini risotto ball with morels (if we can get them)
 

Act Two: Peruvian seasoned pan-seared lamb loin;  herbed mushroom barley; raw asparagus mint strawberry almond salad

 Finale: Inspired by Jeffrey Hull’s Cherry Blossoms Mist, above.
Cherry ice cream parfait with layers of ice cream, Swiss meringue + chocolate sauce; served with chocolate covered pretzel sticks

 

 

May 12, 13, 14, 2017
THE MOTHERS DAY SHOW

If you book one of those dates to celebrate with your mother or the mother of your children, SHE will receive a 15% discount off in our store merchandise after your dinner. Wine and Finex merchandise are exempt.
Please mention this promotion at the time you book.

Act One: Coriander crusted springer salmon, with house-made Worcestershire sauce, roasted asparagus; and salad of raw shaved asparagus strawberry and almond

Act Two: Center cut grass fed filet of beef, toasted brioche, pan-seared morels garlic herbs, Duchesse potatoes, tarragon béarnaise snap peas and cherry tomatoes

Baby frisee Gorgonzola vinaigrette, grill pineapple, pickled shallots, spring radish

Act Three:  Chocolate scone “shortcake” with strawberry rhubarb sauce & toasted Swiss meringue; short shot berry sorbet sparkling float.

Coffee: Caffe Umbria coffee Mezzanotte decaf; Nespresso espresso shot; Smith Teas
Wines TBA


May 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2017
THE MAY DINNER SHOW

ACT ONE: Pan-seared Spring Salmon, champagne beurre blanc; butter melted leeks in smashed red bliss new potatoes; asparagus

Arancini risotto balls with morels, peas, ramps topped with warm toasted brie cream; tender pea vine and snap peas salad

ACT TWO:  Peruvian seasoned pan seared lamb loin;  herbed mushroom barley; raw asparagus mint strawberry almond salad

 FINALE:  Chocolate pudding cake with fresh strawberry rhubarb compote, whipped sour cream; vanilla malted milk shake; coriander vanilla wafer cookie
Coffee: Caffe Umbria coffee Mezzanotte decaf
Wines & Beers TBA

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

Can I buy a gift certificate to give someone an EVOO experience?

We are always grateful when our guests want to share an EVOO experience. The most popular way to do this is to plan a date together and come together with you picking up the tab. If you cannot coordinate such a visit but still wish to "treat" them, you may tell them you will make and pay for the reservation on the date of their choice.

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 on your behalf. If we do, you may register your attendance on another date, depending upon there is availability, and such reservations cannot be extended a second time.

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?

Outside wines at any EVOO experience does not work for most of our shows, because 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/experiences 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.

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.