Compared to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day kind of draws the short stick when it comes to special events designed with parents in mind. But that doesn’t mean Southern Idaho is void of fun stuff for dads to do on Sunday, June 18.
Here’s a look at a few events and specials to say thanks to dad on his big day. Why not take him on a little day trip?
It’s not too late to make reservations at Chateau des Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Lane in Eagle, where from 1 to 4 p.m. you can enjoy a “King’s Feast,” Roghani Vineyards’ wine specials, cigars from Sturman’s Smoke Shop and a classic-car show put on by the Idaho British Car Club.
The European-tinged menu ($39.50 adults, $18 children 3-10) features four options: lamb penne pasta, braised beef short ribs, wild salmon with Riesling cream sauce, and portobello mushrooms with truffled goat cheese and lentil puree. Make reservations at chateaueagle.com.
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Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road in Kuna, is putting on a celebration from noon to 5 p.m.
At this family-friendly event ($15 general/$10 wine club members) you will find live music, wine tasting, beer, food trucks and fun activities for kids. The food-truck vendors—Il Segreto Wood-Fired Pizza, Brother Brown’s BBQ and Nezzy’s Brazilian Sweets—will be selling their food separately from the ticket price.
The live music schedule includes the Single Car Garage Band (noon to 1:30 p.m.), Britchy (1:45 to 3:15 p.m.) and Blaze and Kelly (3:30 to 5 p.m.). Tickets are available at indiancreekwinery.com.
Crossings Winery, 1289 W. Madison Ave. in Glenns Ferry, is offering Father’s Day brunch (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and a golf special.
The brunch buffet menu ($16 per person) includes a custom omelet station, assorted breakfast meats, slow-roasted prime rib, desserts and more.
Dads can play a free round of golf on the winery’s nine-hole links when playing with others (like their children) who will be paying for themselves to play the course. For reservations, call (208) 366-2313.
Parma Ridge Winery, 24509 Rudd Road in Parma, will celebrate Father’s Day by giving pops a free glass of beer and offering food specials throughout the day. The winery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Co-owner and chef Storm Hodge’s menu boasts hand-formed burgers, sandwiches, assorted flatbreads, Korean chicken skewers and hand-cut rosemary-garlic truffle fries. Diners can also get breakfast offerings such as biscuits and gravy and an eggy brunch burger. Reservations are highly recommended. Call (208) 946-5187.
Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St., is teaming up with mobile-food vendor Wetos Locos on Father’s Day to put out a brunch menu that includes huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos and burritos. The craft brewery, in Boise’s Central Addition district, will be pouring “beer-mosas” and traditional champagne mimosas, in addition to offering happy hour prices on beers for dads during the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Angell’s Bar and Grill-Renato, 999 Main St., will be hosting former Chicago Bears tight end Tim Wrightman, who will be bringing in his Super Bowl ring and trophy for a photo opportunity with guests. The event, slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature Angell’s new a la carte brunch menu and drink specials. Football, eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys. Sounds like a lot of fun for dad. Reservations required. Call (208) 342-4900.
At Eureka!, 800 W. Idaho St., buy pops a whiskey cocktail and receive a complimentary Eureka!-engraved glass for him to take home. The restaurant and bar offers a well-curated selection of small-batch bourbon whiskeys (around 40) and an always-changing lineup of 40 craft brews on tap. Plus, the TVs at Eureka! will be showing the U.S. Open golf tournament that day. Online: eurekarestaurantgroup.com.
Last day to get your knish on
June 16 is the last day to enjoy kosher treats at the 31th annual Deli Days, held outside at the Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel synagogue, 11 N. Latah St., from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food is available till 8 p.m.
The free event, which has live music scheduled throughout the day, boasts a New York deli-style menu that includes hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, quarter-pound kosher hot dogs, hummus and a bagel bar loaded with lox, cream cheese and other toppings. Side dishes include potato knishes (brought in from the Bronx), spud salad, coleslaw, garlic sour pickles and zesty Israeli salad with tomato, onion, cucumber, parsley and lemon.
On the sweeter side, you can score real-deal cheesecake, apple strudel, rugelach and hamentaschen (buttery, triangle-shaped cookies). Wash everything down with a local beer or a glass of wine.
Food and beverage items can be purchased using tickets ($2 for one ticket, $10 for six tickets and $20 for 13 tickets), which are available at the front gate. Online: cabi-boise.org/deli-days.
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