Boise is great place to eat. Local farms provide food for many restaurants in the city, and diners are hyper aware of health and quality. That raises the bar for everyone. Fall is that special time of year when the harvests come in, and everyone seems to be having a harvest food bonanza somewhere. Many of these events are benefits with auctions and other fundraising hooks. Here are some highlights:
Harvest Moon Dinner: September 3, The Grove plaza. Local food and wines. $100 per person.
Salmon and Steelhead Days Barbeque: September 8, Idaho Fish and Game. $10 per person.
Celebrate the Bounty: September 11, St. Chapelle Winery. $10 per person. Wine tasting included.
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: September 15, Barber Park. $100 per person. Benefits Terry Reilly health services.
Salvation Army Harvest Gala: September 15, Boise Hotel and Conference Center. $25 per person.
An Evening on the Bayou: September 16, Snyder Winery. $45 per person. New wines featured.
Oktoberfest: September 17, Qwest Arena. $30 for bottomless beer.
Lobsterfest: September 17, Expo Idaho. $50 per person.
Dinner in the Hollow: September 23, Trailhead of Harrison Hollow. $50 per person. Call 208-345-1452 for details and tickets.
A Chef’s Affaire: September 29, Boise Centre. Benefits the Idaho Foodbank. $100-150 per person.
Sun Valley Harvest Festival: September 22-25, Sun Valley. $185 pass for three days.