Buy tickets now for the Eagle Food and Wine Festival, slated for Saturday, Sept. 23, at Banbury Golf Course, 2626 S. Marypost Place, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This year’s event will spotlight nearly 15 Eagle-area restaurants, caterers and specialty food stores, who will be pairing their culinary creations to a gamut of Idaho wines. The lineup includes Grit American Cuisine, On a Roll, Barrel 55, Bella Aquila, Porterhouse Market, Kanak Attack Katering and Oak Barrel of Eagle, to drop a few names.
Representatives from about a dozen local wineries will be on site pouring the best of what they have to offer. Expect to taste varietal and blended wines from Split Rail Winery, Vizcaya Winery, Cold Springs Winery, Cellar 616, Potter Wines, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards and more. 10 Barrel Brewing has been tasked with providing craft-made beers for the festivalgoers.
Tickets for the event cost $45, and you will get a commemorative wine glass and access to all the food and wine available. For tickets, visit eaglefoodandwine.com.
Hells Canyon wine release dinner
Make reservations if you plan on attending Hells Canyon Winery’s LAVA/100 wine release dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1. It will take place at the winery, 18835 Symms Road, in the Sunnyslope area of Caldwell. The dinner is expected to sell out.
The night will kick off at 5 with a pre-dinner wine tasting and small bites. This is when head winemaker Steve Robertson will be offering blind tastings of four vintages from various regions around the world and four wines from Hells Canyon Winery, an estate winery that was founded by Robertson and his family in 1981. This event will be held in the winery’s new LAVA/100 tasting room. Seating is limited (25 people) and it costs $30 per person.
The multicourse dinner ($100 per person, including gratuity but not tax) will run from 6-9 on the patio and front lawn. Chef Jered Couch from Thomas Cuisine has come up with a menu of seasonal appetizers and entrées that pair well with the new LAVA/100 wines and other vintages from the winery. About 50 seats are available for the wine dinner.
Featured wines include limited-production LAVA/100 Black (a fruit-forward blend of cab franc and merlot aged in select barrels) and LAVA/100 Gold, a classic barrel-fermented chardonnay.
The winery tasting room will be closed that day for regular business. To reserve a spot for either of these events, go to eventbrite.com/e/lava100-wine-release-dinner-party-tickets-37385951387.
Happy Teriyaki recently opened its first eatery in Boise. The popular fast-casual restaurant has earned a loyal following over the years at its Eagle, Meridian and Nampa stores, and now diners can enjoy flame-kissed teriyaki meats and more in East Boise in the former Thai House Express spot, 6580 S. Federal Way, near Micron Technology.
Besides an array of grilled teriyaki items (chicken, beef, pork and shrimp), the eatery also offers fried rice, tempura, rice bowls, crispy chicken katsu, gyoza dumplings (think pot stickers) and assorted bubble teas.
Happy Teriyaki is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Got a hankering for Basque food?
The Triangle Inn in Sweet, 8770 N. Idaho 52, will be hosting another installment of its popular Sunday Basque Dinner on Sept. 17 from 4 to 9 p.m.
The longtime eatery near Emmett puts on Basque-themed dinners ($18.95 per person) the first and third Sundays each month on a year-round basis. The all-inclusive menu typically includes seafood paella, marinated beef, red bean and chorizo soup, oven-roasted veggies, garlic bread, salad and dessert.
Reservations are required. Call (208) 584-3246.