“I didn’t realize the gratitude and humility I would feel when somebody makes the decision to spend money at Vine & Olive. I wasn’t expecting the community to embrace and support us so enthusiastically.”
It was the winter of 2017 when Naomi Boutz first introduced the Coeur d’Alene community to her new venture—Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar in Riverstone. “I remember planning the opening thinking: 'I hope people come,'" she recalls. The doors opened to eager diners ready to take a seat at the table. And the seats continue to be filled.
Naomi is joined by Chef Paul Mason, the brilliant mind behind the menu, which is European-inspired executed with Northwest flair. “He’s done an incredible job cultivating a team that is committed to hospitality and consistency,” says Naomi. “Our mission is to keep things simple yet soulful. Chef Paul has nailed that.”
Guest favorites include the pork shank with creamy polenta, with pork that literally falls off the bone; the acorn squash frites served with spicy mayo, which nearly every table orders; and a Caesar salad to rival the best in the state.
To complement the menu, Naomi, who has spent over a decade tasting and learning about wine to develop her palate, is committed to showcasing Northwest producers while balancing the list with interesting imports, venturing outside the box from many classic varietals for their wines by the glass.
“Wine needs to be varietally correct and have good acidity to pair with food to be on our list,” she says. “It’s not a huge wine list, but it’s thoughtful, dynamic and changes constantly. We offer a new wine flight each month too.”
For those who prefer a cold brew, they can choose from eight rotating taps that focus on Northwest craft breweries or one of the nearly two dozen bottled beers.
The cool vibe and energy combined with good food and wine make Vine & Olive a local favorite. One visit and you will see that passion is plated and poured for each and every guest. Naomi invites you to dine and imbibe at the eatery and wine bar, open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30am.
Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar
Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone
2037 N. Main St.