In today’s world, we are constantly busy trying to accomplish what needs to be done by the time each day comes to an end. With the hustle and bustle of life, it is important not to forget to slow down and take time to appreciate those around us. Enjoy your family and friends by gathering for a meal, spending uninterrupted time conversing and connecting.
This is the humble—yet essential—foundation that The Culinary Stone was built on—getting people back to the table. In 2014, Brad and Sandra Gunn partnered with Sandy Volkar and introduced their culinary lifestyle marketplace to the Coeur d’Alene community. Here they invite you to come to the table with the hope of inspiring you to cook and share a meal with those most important to you. Eating together, and eating well, should be a daily activity—not just for special occasions.
As Sandra says, “Conversations at the table with family and friends have gotten lost. Here, we want you to feel like you are walking into our kitchen—into our home.”
Those who enter will encounter an experience that cannot be found anywhere else. The largest kitchen supply store in the area, discover specialty foods, cheese and Italian meats, and wines from around the region—and world—in the 5,500-square-foot space. Explore new flavor combinations at the Spice Bar, or be introduced to nouveau Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Co. olive oils such as the tomato-basil balsamic glaze and their newly introduced truffle oil.
Stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for artisan deli meats and cheeses, and homemade sausages, and don’t forget about their café featuring artisan breads, European pastries and cakes. Stop by the deli any time of day, take a seat, and enjoy great food. Each table is accompanied with its own distinctive chairs, and as Sandra says, “Every chair has a different story.” Sit down with someone and share yours—or create a new one—over a meal together.
In addition, The Culinary Stone has everything you need to outfit your kitchen with the greatest in unique and handy kitchen gadgets, cutlery and dinnerware, pots and pans, and cookbooks, perfect for the home chef and entertaining company.
Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat “At the Table,” where you will learn to create new delicious meals that you can share with others, all while engaging with new friends. They also hold weekly wine tastings, so you can explore new wines to pair with your meals at home.
Life’s never tasted better. Take the time to enjoy The Culinary Stone.
The Culinary Stone
Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone
2129 Main St.