The history of ski racing in Sun Valley is as rich and as impressive as anyplace in the country. And the future is looking pretty bright, too. It is as if the slopes of Baldy and Dollar were blessed by the ski gods, Ullr and Skadi, to groom the fastest and strongest skiers and snowboarders to ever ride on snow. Sun Valley has been home to the best in the alpine sports scene since shortly after inventing the world’s first chairlift back in the 1930s. It’s a tradition that’s staying strong and is proudly on display as Sun Valley hosts events like last weekend...
There has been only one complaint about the extremely popular Beer Tasting Dinners at the Konditorei: They’re too big.
As Matt Robison, the manager of the Konditorei says about the seasonal, suds-accompanied meals, “They’re really fun and interactive events. We haven’t had a single person walk out hungry or unsatisfied.”
But since so many people have been waddling out, rather than comfortably walking, Matt and the talented team at the Konditorei in the Sun Valley Village have decided to make some minor tweaks this season.
The beer paired-meals have been cut down from 9 courses to 8, with the goal of having diners leave full, but not engorged.
“We heard the feedback so we’re making some adaptations. This winter we’ll have a little different format, a little more fine dining-sized courses. We want people to leave happy and not too stuffed,” Matt said.
Held approximately 8 times per year, 4 times each in the winter and summer months, the Beer Dinners have been popular with visitors and locals alike and usually sell out. And if you like great food and beer that complement one another perfectly, there isn’t much to not like about the dinners.
The Friday night meals are all-inclusive and the price ($65/person) even includes the tip, meaning all guests have to do is show up ready to eat, drink and be merry.
The theme for the first Beer Tasting Dinner of 2017, this Friday, January 27th at 6pm, is “Idahome” and will feature local favorites Sawtooth Brewery and lots of regionally produced ingredients.
While dinners enjoy the festive, Austrian-inspired atmosphere, nestled in the midst of Sun Valley’s mountain village, the brewmasters and chefs will share the secrets behind each offering.
The menu for the Idahome meal starts with an amuse of potato croquets with bacon and onion jam and then includes dishes like seared scallop and clam focaccia crostinis, wild venison, a cheese plate featuring Ballard Farms, and chocolate secrets for dessert.
Each course will be paired with local, handcrafted brew like Last Chair Stout, Flow Trail Pale Ale and Idahome IPA. It is certain to be a meal you’ll long remember.
“It’s one not to be missed, from the food to the dessert to the beers, it’s a great community event, “Matt said.
To reserve one of the 70 seats available for the Konditorei’s Beer Dinners, or for more questions, please call (208) 622-2235.
If you can’t make the Idahome Tasting on January 27, or if it’s already sold out, please plan to attend the last two of the winter season: February 24th and March 31st.
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