Tom Buck, the co-owner, was born and raised in New York, on Long Island. He joined the Marines and finished his enlistment at Camp Pendleton. He stayed in California and met Jeannie at a dog park in Los Angeles. She is from Chicago and had been working in L.A. for a few years. As with many people seeking a quieter life, they looked north.
Jeannie Gilgenberg-Buck, co-owner and Tom’s wife, is a television editor, and one of her shows was Top Chef. She began paying close attention to what the contestants were doing, learning about flavors and texture and dreaming of doing it herself “one day.” The couple also owns a bar in Los Angeles, so they have experience with taking care of customers.
A search of several months brought them eventually to Central Oregon. They were looking for a peaceful mountain town to settle in with their three dogs and had a vague hankering to open a wine and tapas bar. Jeannie’s best friend lives in Bend, so we “saved the best for last”. Upon discovering that Cork Cellars was for sale, that hankering suddenly became a reality and a win-win for the seller and new owners.
Join us every Saturday evening for our popular live, local music performances.
Featuring artists from Sisters, Bend, Redmond and the surrounding area, you’ll want to arrive early to secure your spot.
Music livens up the bustling Cork space from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm each Saturday.
We look forward to dancing the night away with you, your friends, family and out-of-town guests.
Assortment of Olives $4 appetizer of different olives (GF/V)
Marcona Almonds $5 appetizer of Mediterranean almonds (GF/V)
Sauteed goat cheese $7 served over a bed of greens with balsamic drizzle (GF)
Smoked Jalapeno Artichoke Dip $8 with pita & veggie sticks (GF/V)
Greek Yogurt Spinach & Artichoke Dip $8 with pita & veggie sticks (GF/V)
Baked Brie $11 served with toasted bread
Brussel Sprouts $10 with apple bacon chutney
Salmon Cakes $11 served with sweet chili sauce (GF)
3 Med Spread $13 3 Mediterranean style dips with pita & veggie sticks (GF/V)
Charcuterie Plate $14 Italian meats, artisan cheeses, fruit, olives, crackers (GF)
Mediterranean Salad full $11/small $8 mixed greens, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar & olive oil (GF/V)
Dillon’s Salad full $11/small $8 mixed greens, dried cranberries, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, tomatoes, light raspberry vinaigrette (GF/V)
Cork Bistro Salad full $11/small $8 mixed greens, grilled veggies, fresh tomatoes, Peruvian peppers, with a house red wine vinaigrette
Chinese Chicken Salad full $14/small $11 grilled chicken, mixed greens, mandarin oranges, green onions, shaved almonds with a sesame ginger vinaigrette
Fozzy $12 house made fig & olive tapenade, marinated grilled vegetables, goat cheese
Chuck $12 feta cheese, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, balsamic glaze
Lexi $12 grilled chicken, sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, fresh cilantro, roasted red peppers, four cheese blend of asiago, fontina, parmesan, provolone
Frankie $12 basil pesto, smoked gouda, shaved red onion, walnuts, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh sage
Vader $14 marinated steak tips, caramelized onions, roasted peppers and gorgonzola cheese
Bailey $12 marinara sauce, mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, and a four cheese blend
Chicken Little $11 grilled chicken, gouda cheese, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper hummus, mixed greens, basil pesto on local bakery bread
BBQ Chicken $11 grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, fresh cilantro, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and a four cheese blend on local bakery bread
Herbavore $11 marinated grilled vegetables, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, basil pesto and balsamic glaze on local bakery bread
Honey Bourbon Steak Tips $24 Seared Filet Mignon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
Sole Piccata $20 lemon, butter, caper sauce over sole fillets , roasted garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
Chicken Marsala $19 served over angel hair pasta
Creamy Mushroom Risotto $16 with mushrooms, roasted garlic, and sun dried tomatoes (add chicken $19 OR add Prawns $21)
Weekly Pasta Special (ask your server for details)