There’s something new on the menu in Boise’s North End.
The Hyde House opened in early June at 1607 N. 13th St., across from Sun Ray Cafe in the historic Hyde Park district.
The neighborhood eatery and watering hole is the brainchild of Dillon Monteith, who owns and operates the business with his family.
The Victorian-era house is a highly recognizable spot in Hyde Park — remembered by many as the former location of Trip Taylor Bookseller.
Chef Raylene Ward, formerly of Cristina’s Restaurant in Ketchum, puts out a small yet inventive menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées.
Starters include pistachio-laced guacamole with kettle chips ($7), fresh spring rolls with shrimp and sweet chili sauce ($9) and a pillow of puff pastry filled with chicken-apple sausage, apricot preserves and jalapeno ($9).
Expect to find larger plates such as a yellowfin tuna nicoise salad ($15), beef and kurobuta ham meatloaf ($12), sesame soba noodles ($13) and roasted kurobuta pork shoulder bathed in tangy barbecue sauce, dished up with macaroni and cheese ($13).
The restaurant serves a breakfast menu all day Sundays.
As for libations, don’t be surprised to find six taps of local handcrafted brews, three of which spotlight a rotating selection of Salmon River Brewery beers from McCall. You also can score big bottles and cans of Boise-area beers and ciders, as well as select regional wines.
The Hyde House is open 11 a.m. to around 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to around 8 p.m. Sunday.
Eagle Triple Tap adds patio
Eagle Triple Tap, a neighborhood pub that opened in December at 1580 E. State St. near downtown Eagle, recently debuted a new sidewalk patio, and a light pub menu is in the works.
Owner Pat Weber and his son, Brandon, who manages the taproom, maintain a 40-tap system that pours a bevy of local and regional craft brews and hard ciders. They have also added wines on tap (poured from a different system) from Walla Walla Valley’s Proletariat Wine Co.
Expect to find street tacos, big pretzels and other brew-friendly grub when the pub unveils its menu later this summer. Weber hopes to start serving food no later than August.
Eagle Triple Tap is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Rupert’s Brass Quintet dinner
Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, 1101 N. 3rd St., is teaming up with Brundage Mountain Resort for a McCall SummerFest dinner and classical concert on July 20.
The three-course dinner ($79 per person, including the concert) will be held at Rupert’s at 5 p.m., proceeded by the Brass Quintet concert (starts at 7:30 p.m.) at River Ranch McCall, 105 River Ranch Road, near the McCall Municipal Airport.
Chef Gary Kucy’s menu will start things off with a mixed greens salad with tart apple, blue cheese crumbles and cranberry vinaigrette, followed by a choice of pan-roasted salmon with saffron rice pilaf and roasted tomato coulis or bacon-wrapped beef shoulder tender with smoked cheddar mashed potatoes and roasted garlic reduction.
For dessert, diners can choose either chocolate mousse or seasonal fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream.
For tickets and more information, call the Brundage Adventure Center at (208) 634-5021 or go to brundage.com.
Jug Mountain Ranch winemaker’s dinner
Speaking of the McCall area, Rupert’s sister restaurant at Jug Mountain Ranch, 13834 Farm to Market Road in nearby Lake Fork, is hosting a winemaker’s dinner ($55 per person) at 6:30 p.m. July 10.
Chef Jordan Boutry will be preparing a four-course menu (yet to be determined) at the Clubhouse Restaurant that will work in concert with wines from Colter’s Creek Winery in Juliaetta. Assistant winemaker Jon Harding will be on hand to explain the nuances of her wines and offer insight about the burgeoning Lewis-Clark Valley wine country near Lewiston.
Earlier in the day, starting at 9:30 a.m., join Harding and Rupert’s chef Gary Kucy for a mountain bike ride along Jug Mountain Ranch’s trails.
Reservations are required. Call (208) 634-5072.
Tamarack tapas boat cruise
Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive near Donnelly, is offering Evening Tapas Cruises on Lake Cascade on select Friday nights during summer.
The pontoon boat cruises ($45 adults, $30 kids 12 and under) run from 6 to 8 p.m., and they are scheduled for July 15, July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug.19.
Enjoy an assortment of small noshes and sangria while cruising the scenic lake.
Each cruise has a limit of 10 people. Make reservations at (208) 325-1030.
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