Such a great Idaho afternoon with great Idaho pizza and some great Idaho wines from Houston Winery in Caldwell, Idaho – it was their Merlot release party. Superb Merlot was released today and it is well worth buying some. It went very well with the Fire Pie Pizza made by Jamie and Kitty Martin of Hagerman, ID. (See their link in the sidebar.) If you are looking for a treat at your next party, be it family or work, try Firepiepizza! Fresh made. Local products – and you know how I am with Buying Local – cooked in a fire oven. They will make any kind of pizza that you want, providing they have the supplies on hand. Enjoy these photos of the afternoon. Cheers!
I just received this from Cristi and Tommy at The Buzz here in Boise. We will be at the monthly dinners – they are fantastic and loads of fun! – and I hope we see you there, too! Remember, to participate in some of these events (Monthly dinner and Quarterly Dinners), you will need to make reservations!
Buzz Coffee & Wine Events
Hello. Hope everyone is enjoying the rollercoaster weather that we call Spring here in Boise. We have some fun events coming up and would love to see you at any or all of them.
Thanks to everyone’s support during our families loss last month. We appreciate the prayers and well wishes, and are terriby sorry for having to cancel the wine dinner with such short notice. Again thanks for understanding.
Cristi and Tom Takeda
Buzz Coffee and Wine
Wine Club Dinner: We will be discussing Herbs and Spices.
Join us at 6:30 on May 13 or 14 for a Five Course Dinner, Wine – pared with the food and included in the dinner price -, and a discussion of herbs and spices. Only $20 a person. Reservations required email@example.com or 344-4321.
Music in May
May 9th Carter Freeman
May 16th Jean Cardena
May 23rd Blaze and Kelly
May 30th Pat Foulkner
Music from 7-9 with free wine tasting, dinner and dessert specials. Come join us. No reservations needed
On December 28, the Boise Foodie Meet-Up group – see their link in the sidebar – visited Bodovino Wine Bar (an excellent website!) and the experience was a good one. Good food, really good service and a unique venue. You purchase a “card” with some dollar amount, and then you can visit up to 144 different wines (see photos below) and get whatever wine you desire and whatever amount you wish, 1oz, 3oz or 5oz. Each wine and each amount has a different price and they range from $1.00 to $12.00 (the highest I found).
The tapas that we had was very good. A nice selection of cheese, pasta (pizza) and antipasti. They have a full selection of menu items, including salads and sliders, and all seem to be reasonably priced. Overall – a good experience. I will rate them 4-Stars out of 5-Stars. The room that we were in, there are several, was very noisy and loud. Otherwise, good. We will probably return. Please enjoy these photos. You will get some idea of the ambiance and of the tapas. Cheers!!
Two of the Boise Wine Meet-up Groups met this past Wednesday. The first group met at Tastings Wine Bar in Boise with Trey Busch, pictured here, of Slight of Hand Winery from Walla Robin and I took these with her phone. Walla, Washington doing the presentation of his wines. As I did not have my camera with me, Robin and I took these photos with her phone. Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged. There should be no small photos – except for the one above of Trey – so you may need to “Refresh” your screen. Cheers!
Then after this tasting, we went to the 13th Street Pub and Grill for the second tasting and some substantial food.
They had the interior of the pub all decorated out for the Holiday Season. It was nice sitting around the fire that was situated in the center of the room and seating on all four sides. Definitely warm! In order to keep the wine cool, we placed a glass of ice water between the wine and the fire. The two glasses were touching. Yes, it does work! Enjoy these photos, even though some of them are a little “artsy”. Cheers!
Such a good wine dinner tonight. Somewhat different. A good change. Comparing Old World wines with New World wines. Just to let everyone know, the monthly coupons are now on sale at the Buzz. These are prepaid coupons so you pay for 5 dinners and get one free. Robin and I always get some. And, Cristi told us all that she must raise the price starting in January. It will go from $15 a plate, to $20 a plate. Wine amounts and dinner courses will be the same. And in January? Asian food and wines that go with that style of cooking and food. Who is the Chef? Why our very own Chef Tommy Takeda! Yea! Let’s all get out and support Tommy in this endeavor, but I know he will do a great job. Here is what we had at this dinner. Enjoy!
I guess you can see that I do favor the Old World wines. They are the second wines listed below each entree item. Hope to see you at the next Wine Dinner. Cheers!!
Take a hard look at this. A great opportunity. I just received this from Jerri Nelson, Owner of the Idaho Hotel in Silver City, Idaho. If you have never been to Silver, this is a great opportunity. Contact Jerri directly if you are interested. Cheers! The photo here is of the outside of the Idaho Hotel in Silver City, Idaho.
Bob – I know this is extremely short notice, but thought I’d send it anyway. We had several cancellations so I still have room, if you know anyone who might be interested in joining us this Saturday. Here’s the info…
Idaho Hotel – Wine Dinner July 20, 2013 $35.00
A midsummer night’s feast…
Culinary delights matched with wonderful wines.
Enjoy the simple moments of life…
Course 1: Aperitif Wine: Zonin Prosecco – Italy (14.70)
Melon wrapped with prosciutto
Beet humus and chips
Course 2: Wine: Domaine Bila-Haut Rose – France (17.70)
Chilled Red Bell Pepper Shooter
Pistachio Salad with feta, dried cherries, beets raspberry vinaigrette
Bread basket with compound butter cheese
Course 3: Palette refresher – Lemon-basil sorbet
Course 4 – Main Course:
Walldeaux Smithie NV – Forgeron Winery – Walla Walla, WA (19.50) Marinated Flank Steak
Roasted rosemary smashed parsnips
Fresh garlic green beans
Course 5 – Dessert: Wine: Quinta do Noval Ruby Port – Portugal (17.70)
Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Tart with Raspberries
Special thanks to:
Tim Smith, wine educator and Kathy Dutt for presenting and pouring wines!
The best staff – Michelle, Richard, Tanya, Christina, Kirstin, Jan and Roger!
ph.208.375.8240 Ext. 1013
I hope everyone had a happy holiday weekend giving thanks to those that gave their all for us. There are some great opportunities coming up to enjoy food, wine, and fun. June is Idaho wine month. Each weekend we will have an Idaho wine with our weekly wine tasting. Join us on Friday or Saturday for wine tasting, our weekly dinner special focusing on “slow food”. There will be dessert specials and appetizer specials as well.
Whip Nights – We Help Inspire People. This is a casual evening at the Buzz. Each month we will have a member of the community with great passion and knowledge related to a hobby or pastime. May 30th we invited Bob Young to answer our questions about digital photography. Come down enjoy a flight of wine (featuring female wine makers) and our small bite specials for the night. No reservations needed, just stop by between 5 and 8 on May 30 and bring your questions.
Wine Club – We will continue our journey through the world of wine by learning about the wines of Australia and New Zealand at our wine club this month. 6:30 PM on June 11 or June 12 . The cost is $15.00 per person including dinner and wine tasting. All wines will be on sale 10% off after dinner. Reservations are required. Buzzwine@cableone.net or 344-4321.
Music in June
Many talented muscians will be entertaining us in June, at the Buzz. May 31 Dr Todd Palmer
June 1 Jean Cardena
June 7 Wayne White
June 14 Jack Brown/Jean Cardena
June 15 Classical Jam Session
June 21 Dr Todd Palmer
June 28 John Cazzan
Music from 7-9 except classical jam night from 6-8. (This event is sooooo much fun!
Quarterly Dinner/Special Bottle Sunday – June 23 Quarterly Dinner. This is an amazing 5 course meal with each course paired with 2 different wines. This is a great way to learn about wine pairing. Come learn about wine pairing. Cost is $30.00 per person with all wines being 10% off the day of the event. Dinner starts at 6:30 with reservations required. firstname.lastname@example.org or 344-4321. Special Bottle Sunday is inspired by the by the Wall Street Journal columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher’s who wrote Open That Special Bottle Night, Special Bottle Sunday- is just what it sounds like: an evening to invite over your friends to share special wines you’ve been saving. The wines will be fun bottles to share and the food will be based on recipes from the newspaper.
We anticipate everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer and hope to see you all soon for one of the great summer events we have planned at the Buzz. Watch for menu changes over the next few weeks.
Cristi and Tom Takeda
Buzz Coffee and Wine
344-4321 or email@example.com -116.214093
March is quickly moving into Boise and with the March winds, comes some fantastic programs from Cristi and Tommy at The Buzz. Here is the March schedule. Call for reservations because these events sell out quickly!! There is a link in the sidebar. See you there. Cheers!
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful time of the year, as we get ready to try to move from winter to spring and all the excitement that mother nature has in store for us. We have some awesome activities planned at the Buzz so join us, reservations may be made at 344-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know of any diet restrictions with your reservation. Hope everyone has a great March, lets hope it comes and goes like a lamb and we avoid the whole lion thing this year.
March 3 at 6:30 PM $30.00 per person
An amazing 5 course meal; each course paired with 2 wines. This is your chance to determine which wine goes better with the food. Reservations required.
We will feature Italy at this month’s wine club. March 12 or 13 at 6:30. $15.00 per person. Reservations required.
Music for March
Join us for music from 7-9. No Reservations required.
Wine tasting each night.
Feb 22 Wendy Mattson
March 1 Blaze and Kelly
March 2 Classical Jam Night
March 8 Johnny Shoes
15th Tomorrow Never Knows
March 16 Leta Neustaedter
March 22 John Cazaan
March 29 Pat Folkner
Grabyourgroceries.com is up and going; grab an extra hour or two a week by letting us do the shopping for you, feel free to email with any questions about this service.
We look forward to seeing everyone this month. February 22 and 23 we will have an Oscar contest pair the wine with the movie and receive a small prize both nights beginning at 5 PM.
Thanks for your patronage and we will see you soon. Stay safe.
Cristi and Tom Takeda
Buzz Coffee and Wine
Save 25% – Order any case of wine now through the end of March and we will take 25% off the case order. This can be a full case of wine or mix and match. Most orders take 24 hours to fill. Let us know what you are in the mood for and we will help you find it.
Offer Expires: March 31, 2013
Here is some information from Joe Dewey about what looks to be an exciting evening at the 36th Street Bistro in Boise. Cheers!
I’m proud to announce my partnership with 36th Street Bistro for an October Wine Dinner featuring culinary delights from Chef Joe Leseberg and a line-up of outstanding wines from Kestrel Winery in Prosser WA. I will be there to pour and talk about these small lot, hand crafted, highly rated wines so please make a reservation and join us for an evening of great pairings Wednesday October 20th anytime from 5:30 pm until the restaurant closes – the cost is an unbelievable $40.00 per person. Call now (208) 433-5108 to reserve your table – seating is limited. Looking forward to seeing you then Joe Dewey, Idaho Distributing Company.
Please view the links below to preview the menu and wine selections.
5213 Morris Hill Road
Boise ID 83706
I think July will prove to be an inventive month for Tom and Cristi at the Buzz. Here is their latest bulletin. Enjoy and see you at the Buzz! Notice and Bistro below!
Well, we have made it into the summer and now the fun truly begins. We hope that everyone who is heading out of town this weekend is safe and sane (or at least safe).
But if you are hanging out in Boise do we have a great month planned for everyone. At the Buzz on July 2 and July 3rd we will enjoy the music of Wendy Mattson and the Dynamite Wines of California. We will also be starting with some of our new dinner menu items, as the weekend passes we will be introducing more and more of our new menu. The big opening night for our new menu is July 5th at 4PM. For our regular customers and their friends see the attached coupon for an extra added value these first few days of the new and improved Buzz Bistro.
Also, do not forget the wine club this month is July 13 or 14 at 6:30 P.M. Reservations required. July will focus on Semillion and Grenache.
We are continuing to “work” our way through the clues in the Murder by Malbec mystery series, it is not too late to join, call or stop in with any questions.
Last but not least Forgeron Cellars will be joining us at the Buzz on July 25th for a BBQ and Wine Dinner. Further information will be coming next week regarding the Forgeron dinner. For reservations or questions contact us at 344-4321 or email@example.com.
Again we wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. Thanks for everything
Cristi and Tom Takeda
Buzz Coffee and Wine
2999 N Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, Idaho 83703
See you at the Buzz – Coffee and Wine and Bistro!