Chef Mary Mentzer

Mary’s dedication and passion for the simple art of cooking is what she wants to bring to each person she meets.

The Palate Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes are back for 2021! We have two venues: Friday's at 3 PM for 60-90 minutes with Chef  Mary and Weekend Dinner Party Classes with Chef Judy starting at 6 PM.

To register, please click on the link for the class or call us at 715-442-6400.




Mexican Street Corn Salad + Andouille Sausage - $45

Friday, October 15th, 3:00pm

Elote, the tender cob, has been a staple in Latin American culture for centuries. Our version takes this "tender cob" and adds a few twists, making it a “go to” recipe for a main course or veggie side.

Italian Trattoria Dinner Party with Judy Krohn - $85

Saturday, October 16th, 6:30pm

In neighborhoods throughout Italy, the trattoria (small cafe) is where Italians find the foods that remind them of home.  Simple foods, simply prepared, bursting with flavor—what’s not to love?

Assorted Antipasti

Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce

Kale, Caesar!  Salad

Chicken Peperonata, with Polenta

Panna Cotta

Black Bean Fritters VEGETARIAN- $42

Friday, October 22nd, 3:00pm

Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, these protein-packed fritters are absolutely delicious! We first tasted them when we were at the Harbor View Café in Pepin!

They are fresh, spicy, sweet and savory.

Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and the perfect match with the Mexican Street Corn Salad recipe from our 10/15 class!




Brunch with Dr. Amy Sapola - $55

Sunday, November 7th, 10:30am

A guided tour in mindful and sensory eating with Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Amy Sapola. Enjoy delicious nourishing seasonal recipes that will help to improve digestion and balance the microbiome!

Aperitif: Sparking water "bar" with fresh squeezed juices, fruits, and fruit vinegars 

GF toast with homemade yogurt cheese and tomato jam. 

Poached local eggs

Seasonal local kale 

Local root veggie hash

Labneh with berries 

Digestif with a homemade "angel" kombucha

Butternut Squash Soup   - $37

Friday, November 12, 3:00pm

Nothing fits better with chilly weather than a delicious bowl of butternut squash soup.  The sweet, earthy flavor that comes from a butternut squash is one of our go to tastes for cooking in fall/winter. It is also a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving!



Wine Tasting Event - $45

Saturday, November 20th

Details coming soon....