Robin and I went down to the Basque Block in Boise at noon to eat at Bar Gernika and to see the well that was found at the Basque Hotel. We had a wonderful meal of

Lamb Dip
tender slices of roasted leg of lamb on a fresh roll with a light lamb sauce for dipping

Lamb Stew
tender cubes of leg of lamb with potatoes, onions and green peppers in sauce

Basque Style Rice Pudding
sweet rice pudding served chilled with a sprinkle of cinnamon

Kalimotxo (Cal-ee-mo-cho)
half cola and half red wine served over ice

Union Jack IPA

Thank you Jeff for being the perfect host and “guide” through the menu. Your suggestions were superb.

Beer guide

A wonderful lamb stew!!

At the Basque Hotel in Boise, they were repairing and replacing the old porch. When they removed the wood planking, an old well was found. Time to excavate. Here are some of the artifacts that have been found so far.

This is the well that they found. They have already excavated six feet in depth. It is great that the public is allowed and encouraged to go and see the process. The Basque Hotel is located in the Basque Block in Boise. And, Boise has the largest Basque population in the United States.

Here are some artifacts they located.

More artifacts.