Thursday, December 4, 2008

Jackalope Grill: 3rd Anniversary, Women Tasting Wine, '09 Cooking Classes, Open Christmas

Tim & Kathy Garling Celebrate Three Years of Jackalope Grill

From Kathy Garling: December 1 was our third anniversary. On that day in 2005, Tim and I purchased the Jackalope Grill, and like any great birth this was not an easy one! We signed papers for the restaurant at the restaurant and started prepping for the evening minutes later. That evening at 5 o'clock the restaurant opened for business as usual. It was a funny and surreal experience.

I can clearly remember the servers and kitchen staff looking at us and you could almost see them wondering, "who on earth are these people and what are they doing here?" I have to admit somewhere in the back of our minds we were wondering the same thing too. After leaving the safe, small and familiar surroundings of Alta, Utah for 16 years we were now in Bend.

Thankfully, not only was it the scariest decision we ever had to make, but it was also the wisest. We have been met with such warmth and been truly embraced by this community. Words cannot express our gratitude. Here's to more great years to come!


Join us for Christmas
We will be open Christmas Day, December 25, serving dinner from 4-7pm. Leave the cooking - and cleaning - to us and enjoy a real holiday break.

CLOSED December 26 January 1

MEMO: The Party's at The Jackalope
There's still time to reserve our private dining room - or the whole restaurant - for your holiday party. Get more details here, or call Kathy at 318-8435.

2009 Cooking Classes
Tim will be teaching cooking classes in January, February and March. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! " . . . Although [the cooking classes] are very educational, I suspect he uses the classes (10 people at most) for just having fun and making sure the group has a great time with good food and wine! He is a walking encyclopedia of food too!" — Julia Gray, host, "Cooking With Gusto!"


Women Tasting Wine: Sparkling Wines
Mon., Dec. 15, 4-6pm

From Diane Sienko and Mary Robertson:

"November's seminar certainly put us in a Thanksgiving mood! Chef Tim's upscale Thanksgiving menu was paired nicely with wines selected by Byron Scott of Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Oregon.

With the holidays fast approaching, December's seminar will feature "Sparkling Wines". Dennis Sienko of Bend Wine Cellar will guide us through sparkling wines aimed at every price range and every occasion."

Cost is $45. For reservations, please contact Diane Sienko at Bend Wine Cellars (388-7564), or go to Women Tasting Wine.

Click here to see last month's Women Tasting Wine menu.

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