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Santé chef headed to Beard House

Chef Jeremy Hansen and his team at Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie will cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this summer.

Hansen, owner of the restaurant with wife Kate, has been invited to the former Greenwich Village townhouse of the namesake writer, teacher and cookbook author. It is now home to the James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit culinary arts group designed to “celebrate, preserve and nurture America’s culinary heritage and future.” The Santé crew will present a meal there Aug. 15.

Santé is at 404 W. Main Ave. Reach the restaurant at (509) 315-4613.

Madeleine’s, Casper Fry lend hand

Madeleine’s Café & Patisserie, 707 W. Main Ave., owners will donate $1 for each Reuben sold through Friday to help with tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma. Its Southern kin, Casper Fry, will donate a $1 for every burger sold through May. The family who owns the restaurants also will match the money raised.

Deb Green and her daughter Megan Van Stone are the owners and founders of Madeleine’s. Reach the restaurant at (509) 624-2253. Casper Fry, 928 S. Perry St., is also owned by Green, Van Stone and Green’s son Ben Poffenroth, who serves as general manager. Reach Casper Fry at (509) 535-0536.

Learn to cook authentic carne asada

Lynne Wiedemann of Cook with Us Culinary Adventures and Mike Gonzalez of the Hispanic Food Network are teaming up for a cooking class June 5 at DeLeon Foods Deli & Grocery Store.

Wiedemann, who has traveled extensively to Mexico and ran a cooking school there with her husband, will work with Gonzalez to demonstrate carne asada enchiladas with homemade sauce, cactus salad and tomatillo guacamole. The class will be followed by a dinner of foods from the class, prepared by DeLeon Foods. Wiedemann and Gonzalez also will lead students on a tour of Mexican grocery and deli; “Many times people can go into a store like DeLeon’s and they are not really sure what to do with things,” Wiedemann said.

The class is $40 per person and will be from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. at DeLeon’s, 102 E. Francis Ave. Sign up for the class online at or call (208) 665-0282.