Make reservations now if you plan to attend Boise Farmers Market’s Harvest Moon Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 2.
This year’s farm-to-table dinner ($125 per person, tax and gratuity included) will be held in Richard’s second-floor banquet room at the Inn at 500 Capitol, 500 S. Capitol Blvd. The annual event features three James Beard Award-nominated chefs and other local culinarians who will be on hand using impeccably fresh foodstuffs from Boise Farmer Market’s agricultural vendors.
Participating chefs for the five-course dinner include State & Lemp’s Kris Komori, The Modern Hotel and Bar’s Nate Whitley, Juniper’s Aaron Wermerskirchen, Red Feather Lounge’s Michael Ridder and, of course, Richard Langston from Richard’s. Komori, Whitley and Langston were semi-finalists for past James Beard Awards in the Best Chef: Northwest category.
Each course will be paired with a select wine from Idaho’s Snake River Valley. The cocktail hour is slated to kick off at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m.
For reservations, visit eventbrite.com/e/harvest-moon-dinner-tickets-36464312741.
Sawtooth Winery’s last farm-to-table dinner of the year
Secure a spot at the table for Sawtooth Estate Winery’s final Farm to Fork dinner of the season, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15 at the winery in Nampa, 13750 Surrey Lane. The dinner will run from 6 to 9 p.m.
The six-course dinner ($75 per person, not including tax and gratuity) will take place outside under a big shade tree, unless the weather turns inclement. In which case, it will be moved to the cozy confines of the wine cellar area.
Chef Gretchen Talbert from 3 Girls Catering in Eagle will create a seasonal menu that sources lots of local food from Idaho’s Bounty and Global Gardens. Each course will be paired to a wine made by Sawtooth Winery’s Meredith Smith. Live music will be provided by local strummer Johnny Butler.
For tickets, stop by the winery’s tasting room or go to universe.com/sawtoothfarmtofork17.
Habanero pizza time at Flying Pie
Listen up fans of the fiery habanero pepper. Flying Pie Pizzaria is now dishing up its infamous Habanero Pizza through Sept. 10. For 24 years now the popular Treasure Valley pizza joint has scorched the palates of its customers by offering this piquant pie for a limited time each summer.
In case you haven’t tried one before, the Habanero Pizza (offered in three spice levels) gets topped with aromatic red sauce, chicken, olives, mozzarella and heaps of habanero peppers. For the same price, the meatless crowd can swap out the chicken for an additional veggie topping. The pizzas cost $11 to $20.50 (depending on the size), and you will have to sign a release form in order to sink your teeth into one of these dangerous pies.
It’s available at all four Treasure Valley locations: 6508 W. Fairview Ave. and 4320 W. State St. in Boise; 601 S. Main St. in Meridian; and at the newly rebranded Flying Pie Pizzaria & Bistro, 1326 S. Broadway Ave, in East Boise.
Chandlers lands prestigious award
It’s been a good year for Chandlers at Hotel 43, 981 W. Grove St. Not only did the popular steak and seafood restaurant just celebrate 10 years in Downtown Boise, it also underwent a major renovation earlier this year.
And for the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae? Chandlers recently won a Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award (DiRoNA) in the Achievement of Distinction category.
Chandlers, owned by Rex Chandler, was chosen for this prestigious national award due to its continued excellence in fine dining over the years.
“Chandlers is a welcome addition to the renowned DiRoNA list of awarded restaurants. The restaurant has the perfect combination of steak and seafood that you would come to expect from a fine-dining establishment,” DiRoNA executive director Scott Breard said.
“It also provides patrons much more than exceptional food and wine with nightly jazz in its exciting lounge.”
The New York-based DiRoNA organization, founded in 1990, promotes the fine-dining industry throughout North America. Besides the annual awards, it also offers networking, marketing benefits and educational resources for high-end restaurants.
To make reservations at Chandlers, go to chandlersboise.com or call (208) 383-4300.