Food Without the Restaurant
Food News would never recommend that you don't patronize restaurants, but if you're looking for an out-of-restaurant dining experience over the next week, there's plenty to do. A few highlights:
• For those of you not indoctrinated into the mysterious world of Dutch Oven cooking, check out REI's tutorial this Wednesday night. Instructor Rich Harvey will go over the basics as well as a few recipes. And yes, you'll get to try a few samples of the results. Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m., REI, 8300 W. Emerald St., 208-322-1141.
• If you're an arts supporter and a foodie, Ballet Idaho hosts its second annual Lobster Supper Garden Party this weekend, featuring live Maine lobster. Well, it's live when it arrives in Idaho, but no worries, it'll be boiled hot before it gets to your plate. Enjoy chamber music and the company of the company and its leaders while you dine. Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. For information and reservations, call Ballet Idaho at 208-343-0556.
• Mother's Day is for brunching and, apparently, Father's Day is for wining. Notice that's not whining, kids.
Woodriver Cellars in Eagle is hosting a Father's Day party with a barbecue, bocce ball, fishing, wine tasting and live music with The B3 Side. Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Visit woodrivercellars.com for information. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 North Hwy. 16, 208-286-WINE.
After the party is over in Eagle, continue the fun at Savor Idaho's inaugural event at Idaho Botanical Garden, featuring 27 Idaho wineries and food from a variety of restaurants and vendors. Sunday, June 21, 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $40. See Page 18 for more information or visit savoridaho.org. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649.
Indian Creek Winery is celebrating what they like to call "Happy Pappy's Day," which includes Thai food lunch, live music and a bit of wine drinking, too. Sunday, June 21, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit indiancreekwinery.blogspot.com for more information. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. Mcdermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791.
And continuing the Sunday music tradition at Ste. Chapelle Winery in true Father's Day fashion is the father/son team of Steve and Marcus Eaton, who don't often play together. The eats are catered this week by Smoky Davis. Sunday, June 21, 1-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit stechapelle.com for more information. Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell, 208-453-7843.
Deli Days Are a Coming
Looking forward a week is an annual food event many of us at BW anticipate every year. Deli Days is Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26. Get kosher sands, knish, Israeli salad, bagels and all kinds of dessert. Delivery is available for you workhorses who can't leave the office. For information, visit ahavathbethisrael.org.
June 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and June 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Ahavath Beth Israel Synagogue, 11 N. Latah, 208-343-6601.