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EVOO Cooking School

Summer 2010

Summer 2010

We are heading into our 7th summer! Hooray! Ready for the sun, the crowds, summer sounds of the swinging screen door, afternoons on the deck with a glass of wine, and daylight that lasts through dinner!


We had our second annual spring class for basics. We had six students and after four days of cooking together you might say we are soul-food buddies. Wait a minute; we didn’t cook soul food, just cooked with soul! Yea that’s it.

L-R: Jocelyn, Bob, Michele, Chef, Mary, David, Leland


In response to our guests who have suggested it we are going practically paperless at our dinner classes. Everyone will get the evening’s menu and wine list, our two support info pages, and a blank note card. Our recipes are now on line in our free cookbook. Each month we link the menu to our cookbook so you can easily find the recipes for the meal you experienced. We still have a few hard copies on hand for those who might not yet have a computer (but then they won’t be reading this), as well as for those of you who must have the recipe to follow during class; you know who you are.


Three entrée plates paired with wines and a great dessert! For your seat at EVOO’s dinner and a show just give a call 503-436-8555


Tuesdays, June15 through September 28 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Market Dinners are 7PM, Tuesday & Wednesday, at EVOO through Sep 2.

Designed to celebrate the farmers market season with an impromptu family style meal inspired while shopping the market. Two main dishes and lots of sides including vegetables, grains, artisan cheeses and butters and a great dessert, of course! Tuition is $69 inclusive of one glass local house wine. Market volunteers eat free if they help us serve! Farm vendors sometimes join us for dinner, too. All reservations must be pre-paid so don’t hesitate to call when your plans are firm – 503-436-8555.

EVOO is restaurant of the week at the market on August 17 this summer! Basil infused Lemonade (really fresh squeezed) and Bob’s BBQ pork sliders, slaw, and local blackberry ketchup! No lunch at EVOO that day.


Soups-on, everyday during the summer—Smoked salmon chowder, Chili with the works, and soup du Jour, broth based soup; always comes with Bob’s daily bread.

As you might imagine, our EVOO associates eat pretty well everyday. Many customers asked if they can have what we we’re having when they drop by. So many, that we finally said, “why not?” So now every WEEKDAY we offer our Fresh Family Meal (staff meal) to the public. Fresh Family Meal is served at ONE O’CLOCK to reserved guests. The menu is planned daily, with a vegetarian alternative, most days. We love having the public & locals in because it makes the cooks (and Lenore & Bob) really try harder when it is their turn to cook. And it is fun to watch the competition between them. Reserve a seat for this price friendly lunch (never over $15) and it comes with coffee! No carry out, please. Sit and relax—life is too short for carry out!


No FREE LUNCH? Relax! Encore Club members eat free! Yes that is correct. We reserve two seats per weekday for our Encore members to enjoy our FAMILY MEALS with us, on us! Call ahead and get on our calendar for this exclusive offer. The down side—it is only good for one lunch per month this summer (hey, that is 3 all summer; and that’s no downside!)


  • Individual portions: Naturally raised center of the plate local proteins (quail, chicken breasts, filet of beef tenderloin)
  • In two portion sizes: Bob’s Smoked salmon chowder (just add milk or cream) Black bean chili with meat (just add water or stock)
  • Take and bake: Take home our cookie dough four-pack (Coriander Ginger Oatmeal; Toll house chip & walnut; Espresso bean chip) Four-pack of Bob’s orange scones & bacon cheddar scones

All freezer foods come with baking and prep directions.


Yes, Bob, we do have a FACEBOOK page! Slowly we are grasping the social media opportunity. Why just this past month Lenore heard from a lost friend since high school. That is pretty neat.

Now we too are hoping to get lots of friends and fans on our EVOO page. If those of you who have enjoyed your EVOO experience would facebook it or write to Trip Advisor or such no telling what might happen! Is this a shameless attempt to ask for your written testimonial about the experience you’ve had with us at EVOO? If you don’t mind, please encourage us!


Slowly but surely there is a group of like minded folks gathering to form a local chapter of this international organization that helps us remember our relationship to our food source and the joy of eating slow. Let us know if this is an interest of yours and we will include you in the emails. Click for more info www.northcoastslowfood.org.


screen-shot-2010-06-07-at-94314-amFrom time to time we want to publically acknowledge and appreciate our associates for their support and loyalty. Today, please help us show our appreciation for Neusa Crosby, our very own Brazilian expatriate and retired educator. Neusa (knee-ow-sa) takes your reservations and keeps our retail store in shape. She comes to dinner often as our biggest fan. She and her husband, Robert, live in Cannon Beach, but are building a house in the Catskills NY. She has two grown daughters who reside in New York. We admire her graceful demeanor and optimism, and we enjoy learning about her beloved Brazil.

Our staff is signed on and ready to help and serve you. Back with us are

  • Neusa Crosby (sales), 3 summers
  • Clare McEwan (prep cook & sales), 3 summers
  • Annice McEwan (prep, server, dishwash), 2 summers
  • Bridgette Blakesley (prep, server, dishwash), new
  • Martin Urtiz (dish washer, maintenance) 3 years
  • Francisco Huanosta (cook, handiman), 3 years
  • Donna Beckwith (server) 1 year
  • Mindy Cziep,( cook, trainer) new

LOOKING AHEAD you are first to know!

This NOVEMBER we have been invited to go with Oregon Bounty, a division of TRAVEL OREGON, to Munich Germany to promote what makes Oregon so tasty! This big event begins on November 4 with a Gala Dinner at the Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost, and culminates on Nov 7 after several more demonstration dinners. Bob and Lenore will work directly with the German chefs in planning the menus and procuring the ingredients before leaving the state, and then again some hands-on preparation in Germany.

Oregon Bounty is the tourism arm that offers the most comprehensive promotion for all things epicurean in Oregon, especially for off-season events. Their website includes a compelling flavorful gateway into everything there is to drink and eat in Oregon, from wineries, distilleries and breweries, to chef partners, artisan producers, and farmers markets. Visit www.TravelOregon.com/Bounty for more

What an opportunity! —One we just cannot refuse. We do regret that we will miss the Stormy Weather festivities in CB this November, but we hope to inspire our new friends in Munich to come to Oregon.

So that is our good news for now. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Please click, call or come in to sign up for your next experience at EVOO.

Sunny regards for a delightful summer,

Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery


JUNE DINNER SHOW It's a Restaurant POP-UP!

Tue Jun 26, 2018: 6:00 - 9:00 PM $85.00**


Wed Jun 27, 2018: 6:00 - 9:15 PM $149.00


Fri Jun 29, 2018: 6:00 - 9:15 PM $149.00


Sat Jun 30, 2018: 6:00 - 9:15 PM $149.00


Sun Jul 1, 2018: 6:00 - 9:15 PM $149.00


Wed Jul 4, 2018: 10:00 - 5:00 PM $00


Thu Jul 5, 2018: 6:00 - 9:15 PM $149.00

Your personal chefs,
Bob & Lenore