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Bite Week! Last Night: World Class Cuisine Event

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Last night a few of the Source staff were invited to the amazing facility at the Cascade Culinary Institute for an evening demonstration from three of Bend's finest culinary minds. Click here for a list of ongoing Bite Week events.

Steve Helt, executive chef and owner of Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails, Juri Sbandati, executive chef and owner of Trattoria Sbandati and Matt Neltner formerly of Kokanee Cafe in Camp Sherman and current executive chef and owner of the newly opened Blue Pine Kitchen and Bar took turns demonstrating how to cook up their own delicious specialties for a small crowd of drooling onlookers.

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First up was gnocchi (pronounced ni-o-ki) in a tomato basil sauce from Juri Sbandati. The rustic Italian pasta-like cheesy potato bites were light and tasty smothered in red sauce that Sbandati cooked up in the biggest frying pan I have ever seen. He explained the pan is straight from the kitchens in Italy.

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