In the Fall, Idaho is a spectacular venue for not only dramatic fall foliage, but also a plethora of diverse food and libations. Forty-three wineries, nineteen commercial craft brewers, five distilleries and 140 different crops change Idaho’s pristine landscape into an endless edible banquet.
This year brings the first annual Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time. Beginning August 29, the events run through November 6. The calendar below will introduce you to upcoming food events, activities and chefs – so that you can experience Idaho’s exceptional harvest season. Follow the events on Twitter.
August 28 – September 2: Wine & Whitewater on the Main Salmon River
A very exclusive week on the Main Salmon River, where guest hosts, Pug Ostling and Lisa Whisnant, will teach you to mix, match and “marry” your food and wine like a pro. Enjoy six days of vintages and victuals that say “I do”. Whether you’re a gourmet or a gourmand, give your knowledge a boost and your taste buds a treat, in this pristine setting of world-class whitewater and unspoiled wilderness.
August 31-September 4: Cooking Adventure – Culinary Whitewater Series with Row Adventures
Five-day Scotch and (white) Water™ adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon.
September 1 & 3, from 3 – 4 pm: Wheels & Wine Historical Tour in Sun Valley .
Enjoy a leisurely historical bicycle tour through Sun Valley… with the perfect ending… a hosted wine tasting.
September 3 from 6 – 10 pm: Harvest Moon Dinner at the Grove Plaza, in downtown Boise. A celebration of local food and wine presented by the Capital City Public Market. Prepared by local chefs, the meal is $100 for six courses and dessert.
September 2 – 4: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch September Wine Weekend
Meet John Alonge, The Wine Heretic, and learn the art of “Pairing Wine and Food” and “How to Blend Your Own Wine”. The holiday weekend will exercise your five senses and please your palate. http://www.visitidaho.org/vacation-package/idaho-rocky-mountain-ranch-september-wine-weekend/6516/
September 3 – 4 : Schweitzer Mountain Resort Fall Fest Celebration
Schweitzer’s 19th annual outdoor microbrew and music festival offers tasting tents featuring regional microbrews, wine and soda. http://www.schweitzer.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/fall-fest-feat-northwest-microbrews/
September 5: Day of Idaho Food
Celebrating Idaho’s rich agricultural heritage and abundance in the Treasure Valley. Whet your appetite and explore the variety of Day of Idaho Food menus at local restaurants a list of participating restaurants is available at http://www.nwfoodnews.com
September 4-7: Cooking Adventure – Culinary Whitewater Series with Row Adventures
Four-days on Idaho’s Salmon River Canyons (River of No Return). Combines hands-on learning of campfire and Dutch Oven cooking focused on Northwest Regional Fare. Participants will be taught by ROW Adventures’ talented guide staff as well as a skilled chef to learn how to prepare gourmet meals in the wilderness. A moderate class III whitewater rafting trip featuring camps on huge white sand beaches.
Culinary Event Calendar August 29 – September 5
Culinary Event Calendar September 6 – 11
Culinary Event Calendar September 12 – 17
Culinary Event Calendar September 18 – 25
Culinary Event Calendar September 26 – October 2
Culinary Event Calendar October 3 – 9
Culinary Event Calendar October 10 – 16
Culinary Event Calendar October 17 – 23
Culinary Event Calendar October 24 – 30
Culinary Event Calendar October 31 – November 6