Downtown Boise fine dining fundraiser moves indoors due to rainy weather

Posted at 7:08 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 21:08:45-04

BOISE, Idaho — A Treasure Valley tradition had to make some major adjustments Sunday night, thanks to mother nature.

The "Capitol Dining Table" fundraiser is a four-course fine dining experience benefiting the local non-profit Create Common Good.

Usually, the dining table for 200 guests is stationed right in the center of Capitol Boulevard, but thanks to wet weather, crews had to move the party inside participating restaurants.

The event features a hand-crafted menu from chefs of six downtown Boise restaurants: Alavita, Trillium, Brickyard, Capitol Cellars, Juniper and KIN.

"The chefs know they have a very unique audience," Lynn Hightower with the Downtown Boise Association said. "This is an audience of foodies. This is an audience of people that loves food and they want to experiment with Idaho food products."

Each course was paired with a local Idaho wine.

Tickets were $150 per person, raising funds for Create Common Good - an organization providing food service training to individuals facing barriers to employment.