Boise is quickly becoming a hot spot for fine diners and foodies across the Northwest. Idaho’s culinary scene has been one of its best-kept secrets for the past ten years, but is starting to get national recognition from publications like Thrillist, People Magazine, and more. The fine dining Boise scene is exceptionally high ranking, from steakhouses to breweries and more.


But what if you’re looking for a step up from traditional fine dining? Sommeliers are a key element that can take a dining experience from high-quality to memorable. What’s a sommelier? They are a wine professional with formal training in all aspects of wine and food pairings, service, and wine storage.

It’s a very difficult ranking to achieve in the restaurant industry because of the requirement for extensive knowledge and management background. A modern sommelier may also manage the restaurant staff, enhancing your dining experience from beginning to end. But what’s most important is their in-depth knowledge of wine, and sometimes beer and spirits too.

A sommelier can improve your dining experience by suggesting the perfect pairing for your meal. If you’re set on a particular dish, they can recommend a complementing wine that enhances the flavor. Or, vice-versa, if you are interested in trying a specific wine, they can pair it with a dish depending on your food preferences. While sommeliers are often known for their vast knowledge of wines, they also have a profound understanding of food.

From corkage services to cultivating multiple course meals with wine pairings, sommeliers greatly affect the fine dining experience. Chandlers Steakhouse takes advantage of sommelier services by providing Winemakers Dinners at their sophisticated downtown location every quarter.

In August, they’re hosting an exclusive evening with Aaron Underwood to explore French Wines from Kermit Lynch. Chandlers’ own Chef Luis creates a special five-course dinner to pair with and compliment these special wines. Afterward, experience some of the greatest live music Boise entertainers at their sophisticated bar. A local favorite and award-winning restaurant, experience the best of Boise’s wine and culinary scene by visiting Chandlers Steakhouse downtown.

About Chandlers

Chandlers is a Boise steakhouse restaurant. It offers guests world-class service, the most delicious steaks and seafood Boise has to offer, and ambiance second-to-none. The extensive menu at Chandlers features seafood flown fresh to Boise on a daily basis and handpicked locally sourced ingredients.

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