- Carrie Scozzaro
- The steelhead eggs Benedict is just one of the items on the Cellar's new breakfast menu.
Breakfast options in Coeur d'Alene just expanded with The Cellar's new breakfast service (8-11:30 am). Try steelhead Benedict with lemon hollandaise ($14), an Italian omelet with salami, soppressata, prosciutto, basil and mozzarella ($13) or the brunch salad with potatoes, poached eggs and a honey-bacon vinaigrette ($12). Add a steaming cup of hot coffee or Bloody Mary at one of their outdoor tables to make even an ordinary weekday feel like a weekend treat. Check out new $10 lunch specials — BLT on garlic-toasted sourdough, quiche of the day or chicken wrap — as well as house specialties like beef tacos with artichoke and roasted red pepper ($9).
The new menu coincides with the arrival of chef Matt Curmi. Formerly with Bistro on Spruce, Curmi actually hails from across the pond. "I am originally half English and half Maltese," says Curmi, who grew up on a 40-foot sailboat touring the Caribbean, North Sea, Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean.
"I am very focused on keeping The Cellar's menu current, with frequent seasonal changes and fresh ideas," he says. ♦