Alice in Wonderland meets New Orleans at Coeur d’Alene’s Ten/6 restaurant.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — “We’ve actually made our dream a reality,” co-owner Jill Davis said.
For the mother-daughter duo behind this new breakfast and lunch spot, the dreaming started over a stove in their Rathdrum home 10 years ago.
“We’d been cooking together as mother and daughter, that was one of our most favorite things to do, that’s how we spend our time. She (daughter Taylor) was 16 at the time and she said, ‘mom, one of these days we are going to have a restaurant.’ And she even chose the name for this place way back when.”
Daughter Taylor “TJ” Taylor added, “I was like ‘oh, the Mad Hatter has this really cool hat tag. It says in this style Ten/6.’ I thought, ‘oh it’s short and sweet and it’s kind of catchy and, it just stuck!'”
Their wonderland is filled with all things they love most. From the from scratch Cajun cuisine on the menu and family.
Taylor shared, “its just cooking with layers of flavor and putting all of your love in to everything.”
“The Cajuns have a saying ‘stir the pot,’ and they literally will encourage all family members, you’ll have a big pot of gumbo or something on the stove, and family members are encouraged to stir the pot so there’s a piece of each family member in the dish,” added Jill.
A shortage of family is never a problem for Jill and Taylor.
“Our whole family works here, my best friend is the head chef,” explained Taylor.
There’s one more thing this mother and daughter just can’t get enough of. Taylor and Jill are Disneyland fanatics and have added lots of little clues to their obsession throughout the restaurant.
“It’s the happiest place on Earth. It’s a very special place to us,” said Jill.
Just like Ten/6.
Added Jill, “oh my gosh, this is home!”
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