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Chandlers re-opens, celebrates 10 year anniversary

Chandlers re-opens, celebrates 10 year anniversary

The 10th anniversary celebration event for Chandlers Steakhouse, which included a ribbon-cutting and re-grand opening, was held on May 25 at the restaurant at 9th and Grove streets. More than 200 people attended the event and a donation was made to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

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Things will look a bit different when diners visit Chandlers, which recently updated its look and completely overhauled its kitchen. Kyle Green Statesman file photo

Fine dining restaurant Chandlers® Steakhouse is preparing to reopen

If you’re craving a juicy rib-eye at Chandlers Steakhouse on Valentine’s Day, you’re out of luck.

They’re booked full — “and then some,” owner Rex Chandler jokes.

But if you’re jonesing for a Chandlers fix sooner than that, all you have to do is make a reservation. Boise’s top fine-dining restaurant, which closed Jan. 1 to remodel, plans to officially reopen Monday, Feb. 6.

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The new roof is getting built over the lounge and bar at Chandlers Steakhouse. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Chandlers® Steakhouse renovations will create late-night jazz club

Rex Chandler is renovating his Chandlers Steakhouse because he says the 38-year-old structure needs it. But while he’s at it, Chandler plans to create a late-night jazz club/supper club in the lounge area with supper service from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Chandlers at downtown Boise’s Hotel 43 shut down at the end of the year for a near $1 million renovation that fully remodels the bar, lounge, entrance and kitchen and “subtly” improves the dining area. Chandler expects to reopen in the first week of February.

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Chandlers Advanced Sommelier awarded by the Court of Master Sommeliers

Chandlers® Steakhouse Wine Director Achieves Advanced Sommelier Status

We’re excited to announce that the Chandlers Steakhouse Wine Director, Ryan Robinson, recently became an Advanced Sommelier awarded by the Court of Master Sommeliers, making him one of only 1200 in the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, and the first from the state of Idaho to do so. The esteemed accomplishment is yet another example of our commitment to industry excellence.

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Chandlers Serves The World’s Best Beef

Chef David Knickrehm in Idaho’s Sysco Kitchen talks with Rex Chandler and Chef Luis Flores about Chandlers using the world’s best beef. Chandlers restaurant is known for their prime steaks, and sources their beef from four main sources; USDA Prime (considered to be the benchmark in the US grading system), American Kobe (combination of Wagyu and Black Angus, which is richly marbled), Japanese Wagyu (directly imported from Japan, and it is the most marbled steak available – absolutely the prime), and also a natural, organic grass-fed beef from Eastern Oregon.

Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Dinner With A Side Of I Do’s: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

If you work in a restaurant, marriage proposals are good for business. Happy couples lift the mood in the entire dining room and often turn into lifelong customers. That once-in-a-lifetime experience for them is pretty routine for restaurateurs.

High-end restaurants with nice decor can count on someone popping the question every week or two.

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The Hawaiian Connection

The Hawaiian Connection

It’s 5:30 in the morning, but Rex Chandler is already up and waiting in line at Honolulu’s public fish market, and he’s as excited as a kid about to be admitted to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The sounds and smells of the open sea and fishing boats unloading their catch assault his senses, bringing back memories of his 20-plus year run as the king of seafood at his Waikiki restaurant, Nick’s Fish Market, which began his 40 year career in fine dining.

That career extended through Newport Beach, where The Rex Restaurant was rated the best seafood restaurant in southern California 11 years running. When he moved to Sun Valley in 1993, where Chandler’s became a fine dining icon for over 15 years, he had to forego his passion for seafood because it was all but impossible to get fresh, prime fish to Idaho. Still, he harbored dreams of one day being able to share his love of Hawaiian seafood with his new-found home.

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

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

Chandlers Restaurant today announced that for the third 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 three times.

“We think this third recognition, being so challenging to achieve at all, let alone in back-to-back competitions, places Chandlers among the world’s outstanding fine dining experiences,” Chandler said.

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‘Culinary King of the Mountain’ Returns With New Lineup of Top Idaho Chefs

The kitchen is heating up once again as Idaho’s top chefs prepare to battle it out for one of the Gem State’s most sought-after titles, Culinary King of the Mountain. On April 11, McCall’s Shore Lodge will host the cooking competition as part of the resort’s second consecutive Spring Culinary Festival, April 10-12. Joining the iconic resort’s own Executive Chef Steven Topple will be Chris Kastner of CK’s Real Food in Hailey, Idaho; Wiley Earl of Àlavita and Fork restaurants in Boise and Aaron Wermerskirchen of Juniper on 8th, also in Boise.

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5 Things Forbes Loves About Idaho

Start your meal off at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant with Pacific oysters (choose from Kumamoto and Shigoku) on the half shell before indulging in items like the surf and turf (Aussie tail and a petit filet mignon with asparagus hollandaise and pommes frites) or pan-seared Atlantic sea scallops served atop truffled potato cakes with shiitake mushrooms marinated in a buttery citrus sauce. Salivating yet?

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Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey – Best of Boise, Among Other Things…

The restaurants and bars in the City of Trees — Boise, Idaho, that is — boast appropriately beautiful woodwork, rambunctious yet overly courteous staffs, and craft cocktails which speak to the town’s once rough-and-tumble Western ways as much as they speak to the posh, cosmopolitan environs which infrastructure of industry and economy have brought to the place. After spending some time there, I found the best way to experience the town’s sprawling night life was to walk from place to place, watering hole to watering hole, before laying your head to rest for the night.

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Ben Burdick Trio with Amy Rose

Jazz, soul, RnB and more with one of the Northwest’s finest jazz guitarists, Ben Burdick, and his talented trio, along with the smooth vocals of Amy Rose singing a delightfully fresh selection of songs in a sultry jazz style.

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The John Jones Trio

John Jones is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets– a stellar guitarist with an absolutely golden voice, a huge repertoire of tunes from classic jazz to funk, soul, R’n’B, and a perfect trio to match his versatility, with Mike Seifrit on bass and Jon Hyneman on drums.

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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

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