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Fresh Sheet: Spokane is home to ‘Best in Class’ cider

Santé is expanding its breakfast hours, beginning Friday.

The downtown bistro will open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its Butcher Bar will be opening earlier, too, with service starting on those days at 10 a.m.

By mid-June, the plan is to open the bistro at 7 a.m. every day of the week. These expanded hours are slated to correspond with the opening of the Davenport Grand Hotel.

To promote the earlier hours, Santé is offering a three-course “breakfast for dinner” special Friday and Saturday for $35. Add mimosa, bloody mary or bellini pairings for $10.

Santé is at 404 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 315-4613. On the Web: www.santespokane.com.

Super cider

Liberty Ciderworks won “Best in Class” in the specialty cider and perry category at the recent Great Lakes International Cider and Perry, the world’s largest cider competition.

The top award went to Liberty’s Stonewall cider, which is aged in Dry Fly whiskey barrels. There were 193 entries in that category.

Across all commercial categories, only three ciders won a “Best in Class” distinction at the event, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Liberty also won a gold and four silver medals. Its production takes place in downtown Spokane at 164 S. Washington St. Call (509) 321-1893. On the Web: http://libertycider.com.

Get your grill on

The deadline to enter Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru competition is Saturday.

Submit a recipe online via macys.com/culinarycouncil. Finalists will compete in a “Sizzle Showdown” June 6 in Nashville.

The grand prize is $10,000 and a trip to the 2016 Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks celebration in New York City.

‘The Best Mexican Recipes’

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, America’s Test Kitchen has a new book out on the flavors of Mexico.

Look inside today’s Food section for a couple of recipes from the 328-page volume with more than 175 recipes.

Do you have fresh food news? Write to: Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446 or send an email to adrianaj@spokesman.com.

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