If the crew of YouTube's Epic Meal Time can teach us anything--besides how to roll fast food sushi or construct a giant corndog--it's the epic potential in absurd quantities of food and alcohol. Fortunately, you don't have to consume 45,000 calories worth of bacon and Four Lokos in one sitting to understand this connection.
Now in its third year, Savor Idaho, hosted by the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission, will showcase a vast array of Idaho's wineries and restaurants to satisfy both the foodie and the wino in you.
Wine enthusiasts can sample award-winning wines, taste recent releases and chat with the winemakers about their creations, with the opportunity to purchase their favorite bottles. Tasting will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. This year, wineries include Bitner Vineyards, Cinder, Cold Springs Winery, Fraser Vineyard, Indian Creek Winery, Ste. Chapelle and many more.
The tasting doesn't stop there. Local chefs from Idaho's premier restaurants will prepare taste-sized portions of special menu items, including noshes like roasted pork posole from Bardenay, lemon cupcakes with lavender cream frosting from Bon Appetit, chopped sirloin tapas and onion marmalade from D'Arcys Catering, Thai spring rolls from Mai Thai and a selection of artisan breads from Zeppole.
And to get you spinning, the Wheel of Wine is back with fabulous incentives to raise money for the Idaho Wine Scholarship Fund, which helps to educate community members on the process of winemaking. Other wine- and food-related exhibitors will also be in attendance to supplement the imbibing with entertainment and educational displays.
Tickets are $40 for ages 21 and older, and can be purchased online at idahotickets.com or at Idaho Botanical Garden. You can snag two tickets for $70 with the Boise Weekly Card at weeklycard.com/boise/specials.