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Feb
2017
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Dining

(Dining) Around Sun Valley in Seven Days

It’s Tuesday, so it must be the perfect time to save on a ladies lunch at the Sun Valley Club! Now, through the end of the season, Sun Valley is offering seven days of specials to enjoy. As if winter 2016 – 17 wasn’t amazing enough – it just keeps getting better.

After you’ve worked up an appetite in this winter wonderland (another huge storm just came through bringing a few more feet of pow to the mountains), treat yourself and explore some of Sun Valley’s world-class cuisine.

On Monday nights, do something you normally might not do on a Monday night and head to the Duchin Lounge at the Sun Valley Lodge to indulge in tapas treats. From 3 p.m. to close, relax into one of the deep, comfortable couches, gather your friends, and catch up over Italian-inspired tapas as you people watch, sip a hand-crafted cocktail and enjoy the beautiful room.


The Duchin Lounge is the perfect place to gather with friends, relax over a drink, and on Monday nights through the end of the season, to enjoy some amazing Italian tapas

On Tuesday, of course, ladies, grab your girlfriends and head over the Sun Valley Club. There, you will all enjoy 20 percent off entrees that run from the light and healthy to savory and comfort food. Before you indulge, be sure to rent some cross country gear, snowshoes, or a fat bike at the Nordic Center and explore some of the endless kilometers of perfectly groomed trails that begin and end at the Center. You might even want to take a lesson in classic or skate skiing. Then tuck into Chef Wendy Little’s chicken potpie or Cajun salmon sandwich. You earned it!


There is no better way to work up an appetite than by getting outside with your friends! On Tuesdays, the perfect way to do this is to cross country ski or fat bike before enjoying a ladies lunch at the Sun Valley Club

There is no experience more special than enjoying dinner at the historic, rustic Trail Creek Cabin. Nestled on the banks of Trail Creek east of the Sun Valley Lodge, this log cabin is warmed by roaring fires and is a must-experience dinner for anyone in Sun Valley. Still need enticement? Head to Trail Creek Cabin on Wednesdays and enjoy one complimentary appetizer or one dessert  
with the purchase of two entrees. The food is as warm and satisfying as the environs and you will definitely have a night to remember! On Wednesday nights, the sleigh ride option is not available to Trail Creek and the menu is a la carte. Please call 208-622-2800 for reservations and more information.

There are few dining experiences that even come close to a cozy, firelit dinner at the historic and rustic Trail Creek Cabin. It’s the place to be on Wednesday nights

Feeling the need for a little romance? Hire a babysitter this Thursday and head over to Gretchen’s, the Sun Valley Lodge flagship restaurant, for a date night. Chef Derek Gallegos weaves his gastronomic genius nightly at Gretchen’s, carefully preparing innovative meals with the freshest, most-regionally sourced, seasonal ingredients. If you haven’t experienced the new Gretchen’s, now is the time to do so because on Thursdays, a three-course dinner menu is being offered for $59 per couple. Choose among specialties like handmade potato gnocchi with sage and walnut pesto, pecorino-romano, and crispy pancetta or seared rare tuna tataki for appetizers. Move onto entrée choices including Idaho ruby red trout piccata or 44 Farms Angus flatiron steak, and wrap things up on a sweet note with Chef Derek’s famous icebox chocolate cake and other treats. Please call 208-622-2144 for reservations and more information.

That brings us to a weekend where the fun never stops. On Friday nights, head to the lovely Ram Bistro in the Sun Valley Village for a real indulgence – specialty martinis and oysters. This sophisticated combination is the perfect way to start your weekend off right and will be served 4 p.m. to close.


The bartenders at the Ram Bistro handcraft some pretty fantastic specialty martinis. On Friday nights, start the weekend off right with one of your favorites paired with oysters. Sublime!

On Saturday, the party moves to the mountain with live music at River Run Lodge starting at 2:30 p.m. This is the premier spot for après ski. Enjoy some of the best skiing and riding anywhere on Bald Mountain, with more than 160 inches of snowfall this season and 97 trails open to take you down groomers, through glades, over bumps, and into lots of deep pockets of powder. It really is unbelievable up there! Ski or ride ‘til you can ski or ride no more and then head down to River Run for a cocktail or beer at “Mahogany Ridge”, the best bar in town, and enjoy some great bands. On Saturday, February 11, Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons will provide the soundtrack to the perfect ending to a perfect day on the hill.  Cheers!

Wind up with the week with the family. On Sunday, Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta at the Sun Valley Village will offer large pizzas (dine-in only) for the incredible price of $10. Bald Mountain Pizza is a casual eatery, perfect for groups and families. In addition to delicious pizzas, other popular items on the menu include hot and tasty pastas, favorite appetizers like mozzarella sticks and crispy wings, and a children’s menu. Before the busy week starts up again, enjoy some relaxing time with the people who matter most! For more information, please call 208-622-2143.


Bald Mountain Pizza & Pasta makes some seriously tasty pies and on Sunday nights, your family can enjoy a large pizza at a really great price

Please call Sun valley dining: 208-622-2135 with any questions. Make sure you keep the fun of this amazing winter going by enjoying great food, drinks, and experiences in Sun Valley, every night of the week!


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