Your table awaits in the heart of Riverstone
By Jillian Chandler
“Now, more than ever, I’m just grateful to run my own business, for the ability to create and the opportunity to succeed without limitations.”
The spring of 2020 was devastating for restaurants across the nation, and owners here in the Inland Northwest were not immune to its effects. Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar owner Naomi Boutz and her team, with a little creativity, learned quickly how to best adapt to the situation while keeping the restaurant open and profitable. “I have a whole new appreciation for free enterprise,” she states. “Free enterprise is not free, and it’s not something to be taken for granted.”
The doors are now open to diners, who have been eagerly awaiting to once again pull out a chair and take a seat at the table. With an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, guests can feel the pride of ownership Naomi exudes of the eatery she created in the heart of Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone less than three years ago.
“We keep things simple and soulful and as consistent as possible,” affirms Naomi.
Naomi is joined by Chef Josh Pebbles. An integral part of the V&O family since August of 2019, his philosophy is to highlight the best local ingredients with classic European influences while infusing new-age techniques—creating a memorable experience for each guest who walks through the door.
“We are always finding new inspiration in food and wine to share with our customers,” smiles Naomi. “We are passionate about everything we do here at V&O, and customers like being a part of that high energy.”
From the staples of Escargot prepared in a classic French execution, to the Pork Shank with Creamy Polenta and the Acorn Squash Frites, the menu never disappoints. In addition, menu offerings change every few months for seasonality, with new popular menu items including The Catch of the Day (served with wild mushroom risotto) and the Niçoise Salad with seared Ahi. It is important for Naomi to not only keep their menu enticing but their pricing competitive and says, "You can definitely dine at V&O on a budget.”
Love and passion shine through in everything they do at Vine & Olive, where your table awaits in the heart of Riverstone.
Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar
2037 N. Main St.
Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone