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 2022! 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, (and one Judy Brunch.)

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




Scandinavian Comfort Food -$85

Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:00pm

Dinner Party Classes includes a glass of wine chosen by our sommelier to perfectly pair.


Whether you call it “Hygge” or “Koeslig”, the Scandinavian cultures have food traditions to make you feel warm and cozy all over. (Our salmon will be flown in and fresh from our friends at Fortune Fish.)

Smorrebrod Appetizer

Yellow Pea Soup

Red Cabbage Salad

Poached Salmon w/ Little Peas and Dill

Norwegian Apple-Almond Cake



 Judy's Winter Brunch -$47

(with a kick!)*

Saturday, January 29th, 2022 11:00am


January ushers in the celebratory Carnival season.  Our neighbors down-river in New Orleans inspire the theme for a warming festive brunch:


"Hoppin’ John” & Collards 

Pecan Ambrosia Salad

Creole Shrimp & Grits

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

You may also preorder a Bloody Mary or Mimosa for this class (add $10)! Please indicate in the notes of your reservation.

We are monitoring the COVID situation and reserve the possibility to reschedule this class. You will have the opportunity to save your spot for the new date or receive a full refund.


  A Perennial Feast-$85

Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:00pm

Dinner Party Classes includes a glass of wine chosen by our sommelier to perfectly pair.

Inspired by recipes and wisdom of Beth Dooley’s “Perennial Kitchen” cookbook.  We are increasingly aware of the need to eat local, sustainable, organic foods.  Sourcing ingredients that build soil and reward those farmers and growers who steward the land can heighten pleasure in what we cook and eat.  Our menu will feature many of these nourishing foods that are available close to home:


Roasted Vegetable Hummus w/ Homemade Rye Crackers

Creamy Wild Rice-Mushroom Soup

Spinach Salad with Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Braised Grass-fed Brisket with Spiced Cabbage and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Maple-Yogurt Panna Cotta with Berry Compote