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Celebrate Thanksgiving With Idaho Wine

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Idaho Wine

Whether you are planning a solo holiday weekend or looking for a unique way to show off Idaho to family and friends, Thanksgiving wine-related events are always a great way to experience this thriving industry. From special blends to barrel tastings, many Idaho wineries have something unique going on over the holiday weekend.

Below is a list of some of the wineries that will be open over Thanksgiving Weekend, as well as specials they have to offer. For more winery information and directions, please click on the individual winery links below.
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Chandlers Prime Steaks & Seafood: World Class Dining in Boise

We always enjoy going out to dinner on Sunday Night as it is generally not as crowded, gives you something to look forward to and lengthens your weekend. We had heard that Chandlers Prime Steaks & Seafood in Downtown Boise was offering a Prix Fixe three course Prime Rib Dinner for only $27.00 and knew we’d better check it out.

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Chandlers celebrates Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2014

Chandlers Celebrates Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”

Chandlers Restaurant today announced that for the second consecutive year the downtown Boise fine dining destination has been awarded the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Company founder Rex Chandler said Chandlers is honored to be the only restaurant in the state of Idaho to receive this prestigious award not only once, but twice. Read More

Chandlers Donation to the WCA

Chandlers’ Mother’s Day Event Raise Awareness and Dollars for WCA

Chandlers Restaurant this week made its 4th annual donation to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) and strengthened its mission to promote safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

In 2007, Rex Chandler, owner of Chandlers Restaurant, had the idea to create a Mother’s Day tradition in which donations made to the WCA by patrons celebrating Mother’s Day at Chandlers would be matched or exceeded by Chandlers. Since then, Chandlers has become a WCA Corporate Pillar at the Freedom Level. Read More

Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner

Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner

Monday, June 23rd, was a special evening at Chandlers, with owner & winemaker David O’Reilly of Owen Roe Winery. For this Winemaker Dinner, Keith Otter joined Chef Luis Flores as guest chef. Chef Otter was the executive chef at Chandlers in Sun Valley for ten years and returned for this one night only. Read More

Owen Roe

Idaho Chefs Vie to Become ‘Culinary King of the Mountain’

The knives have been sharpened and the stage is set. The quest to become ‘Culinary King of the Mountain’ is on. On April 5, Idaho chefs will compete for what is sure to become the Gem State’s most sought-after title. The cooking competition, which will operate much like Food Network’s hit show “Chopped,” will be hosted at McCall’s Shore Lodge as part of the resort’s inaugural Spring Culinary Festival, April 4-6.

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ByLanderSea Travel Tales – The Best in Boise: Chandler’s Ten Minute Martini

I’d never been to Idaho before and after receiving a guidebook from the state’s office of Tourism, I was downright excited. I flew into Boise, the state capital, arriving in the afternoon. I found the land surprisingly flat, but with wonderful foothills in the distance.

My tour would start with a kick-off dinner for members of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writes Association at Chandlers, a favorite local restaurant known for their steaks and Idaho-sourced ingredients. Chandler’s was also the recipient of a 2013 Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ for their impressive wine list.

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The Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival

The Most Beautiful Time Of The Year

Don’t Miss Genuine Hospitality, Culinary Delights In Idaho

Looking for the personal touch? Then you have come to the right place. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of a September tour through the Snake River Valley in Idaho. Set in picturesque Sun Valley, the annual Harvest Festival has become the signature food and wine event of the region. Read More

Idahoans appreciate their wine

Idahoans Appreciate Their Wine

If you’ve lived in Idaho long, you know the state is gung-ho on promoting local goods and services. Campaigns like Buy Idaho, Idaho Preferred and Think Boise First remind us frequently that, population-wise, we may be small potatoes, but potatoes aren’t all we have to offer.

So it came as a bit of a shock to me when I read in the coverage of the Idaho Business Review Breakfast Series on Idaho wines that local wines make up just 5 percent of Idaho’s wine market. With all the “buy local” organizations in this state, we only buy 5 percent of our wine locally? How the heck does that work?

As it turns out, Idahoans have a thirst for wine that Idaho’s wine producers come nowhere near quenching.

“People drink a lot of wine in Idaho,” says Moya Shatz Dolsby, executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission. “We don’t make enough wine, even if Idahoans want to drink it all.” Read More

Idaho RubyTrout “a la Gravlax” at Chandler’s in Boise

Incredible Idaho and the 10 Minute Martini

I was looking forward to dinner at Chandlers not only because they have a reputation for exceptional food, but also because I had been hearing about the legendary 10 Minute Martini they serve. Curious, several of us ordered them and waited dutifully. At the end of the evening, bartender Pat Carden joined us table side and told us the history of the drink. We feasted on true Idaho fare: Ruby Trout a la “Gravlax” as the starter, pan-roasted Snake River Sturgeon with a jade rice risotto, Lava Lake Lamb Loin with a polenta soufflé, American Kobe Beef with roasted garlic potatoes and baby carrots all topped off with a lemon curd tartlet with huckleberry sauce. Read More

2013 Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’

Chandlers Garners Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”

Chandlers is a recipient of a 2013 Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ for their impressive wine list, placing them among the top restaurants worldwide and the highest ranked in the state of Idaho. The award was announced on the international magazine’s web site and will be in its August 31 issue that hits newsstands July 24. Wine Spectator has been honoring the world’s best wine lists annually since 1981. The awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Read More

Chandlers Man Brunch

Chandlers Supports WCA Through Father’s Day Man Brunch

Chandlers served 300 eggs and five prime ribs June 16 at its Father’s Day Man Brunch, proceeds from which benefited the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

In an email, WCA communications manager Chris Campbell said live music was provided by Ben Burdick, Mike Rosenthal and the duo of Chuck Smith and Bill Courtial, who were joined by a special guest, state Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb. Food vendors donated much of the food that was served, Campbell said, and employees of Chandlers donated their time to prepare and serve the meal. Read More

3 Horse Ranch Winemaker Dinner at Chandlers

3 Horse Ranch Winemaker Dinner at Chandlers

On Tuesday, June 11th, 3 Horse Ranch came to Chandlers to help celebrate Idaho Wine Month with a fantastic five-course Wine Pairing Dinner. We had a great time with Gary and Martha Cunningham discussing food, wine, pairings and life in general. Read More

Chandlers Hosts Father's Day Man Brunch To Benefit The WCA

Chandlers Hosts Father’s Day Man Brunch To Benefit The WCA

Photos from last year’s Man Brunch »

Boise, ID – Treasure Valley dads can enjoy a mouth-watering Father’s Day meal and show their support for healthy relationships at the 4th Annual Man Brunch.

Along with a delicious brunch, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event go to the WCA. Vendors donate much of the food, and Chandlers’ staff donates time to prepare and serve the meal. Jazz artists Bill Courtial and Chuck Smith will be providing live music. Read More

Shakespeare Festival

Hotel 43, Chandlers and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival have joined to offer you an amazing package

Chandlers has teamed up with Hotel 43 and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival to offer you an amazing package.

Package Includes…

  • One night stay in a luxurious Boutique room
  • Two tickets to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  • Hotel 43 Insulated Picnic Tote (yours to keep)
  • Assorted fruit and cheese platter, sliced baguette, proscuitto wrapped prawns and baby mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, plus a Trio of Chocolate Tortes provided by Chandlers Steakhouse.
  • Choice of Estancia Chardonnay or Mac Murray Pinot Noir (please indicate your wine choice in the comment section when making your reservation)
  • Valet Parking Fee for one vehicle

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Spring Wine Tasting & Sale

Spring Wine Tasting & Sale

Join us for the Spring Wine Tasting & Sale on Thursday, May 16th, from 5:00 – 7:30pm.
Wine tasting and appetizers, $20 per person (deducted from purchase)

Chandlers Recognizes Local Administrative Professionals

Chandlers Recognizes Local Administrative Professionals

For the month of April, Chandlers Facebook pages were sprinkled with at least 22 nominations for the “Stellar Administrative Professional”. Our deserving gift was a special “Getaway” with us at Hotel 43 and dinner for 2!

We are pleased to share with you that while several individuals stood out to us, these folks were ultimately stars in our eyes as well as their fellow colleagues.

Our top recipient was nominated by four people, all separately, so that says a lot to us right there.
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Annual Recognition Luncheon at Chandlers, presented by Womens and Children's Alliance

Annual Recognition Luncheon at Chandlers, presented by Womens and Children’s Alliance

Karen Ballard, Administrator, Tourism Division, Idaho Department of Commerce

Karen Ballard was promoted to administrator of Idaho State Tourism in November 2007. Her duties involve development and implementation of Idaho’s $3.5 million travel promotion and marketing program, as well as oversight of the $3 million regional grant program for non-profit tourism organizations.

Travelers contribute over $3.5 billion to Idaho’s economy, which is about 6 percent of the state GDP. Market share growth occurs ideally when marketing campaigns succeed. Karen and Her colleagues were honored to receive the 2012 U.S. Travel Association Mercury Award for Vitamin ID as the best overall marketing campaign in the nation.
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Valentine's at Chandlers Steakhouse, Celebrating February 13-16

Valentine’s at Chandlers Steakhouse, Celebrating February 13-16

We know it’s hard to fit all the romance into just one day so that’s why our celebration lasts four days! Enjoy our special prix fixe menu starting Wednesday, February 13th through Saturday, February 16th.

And not only do we have a great menu lined up but as always, there’s live jazz seven nights a week and complimentary valet parking.
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Facebook Fan of the Month: December 2012

Congratulations to DaNay Martin-Salas who won a dinner for two at Chandlers, plus a night at the Hotel 43.

Here is her story: She was nominated by Amber Williams, a friend on our Facebook page…
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Rex Chandler named one of 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy

Rex Chandler named one of 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy

National Philanthropy Day ® (NPD) is a special day set aside in November to recognize and celebrate the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 125 AFP Chapters held NPD events across North America. Rex Chandler, owner of Chandlers Steakhouse, was recognized for “Outstanding Public Service” and honored as one of this year’s 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy.
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Walla Walla Wineries at Chandlers

Walla Walla Wineries Visit Chandlers

On Wednesday, November 14th, winemakers Jean-Francois Pellet from Pepper Bridge & Amavi Cellars, and Trey Busch from Sleight of Hand Cellars, came to Chandlers for another memorable Winemaker Dinner. Read More

Wine Makers November 14, 2012

Winemaker Dinner: Wednesday, November 14

Please join us for special evening with: WALLA WALLA WINERIES

Winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet will join us from Pepper Bridge & Amavi Cellars as well as Trey Busch from Sleight of Hand Cellars Read More

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