When the team at The Coeur d’Alene Resort plans a party, they do it in style. The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s award-winning Food and Wine Festival is back this year and is set to be better than ever. To give you an idea of what you can expect, the memories I have from the last two years of attending are filled with laughter, learning and unforgettable moments with friends old and new. From the opportunities to try a huge variety of gourmet foods to the absolutely stunning accommodations, no detail was overlooked. This year, it is going to be from February 7-9th, and is filled with so many amazing activities that it may be hard for you to pick which ones you want to attend!
If you’re coming to these events, don’t forget to make your room reservations early (I’d recommend now to get the best selection of rooms – last year we waited too long and couldn’t get the view we wanted)! You don’t want to limit your fun and relaxation to just the event while you stay at the hotel. We spent the evening dining at Beverly’s and then relaxing by the fire, and then the morning enjoying room service on our deck wrapped up in blankets, and the afternoon in the hotel’s pool and Spa. It was an indulgent way to relish in every single moment we had with the lake.
After recently attending the Whiskey Barrel Weekend at The Resort, we are even more enthusiastic to see them announce the lineup of vendors and activities for Food and Wine Fest 2020, which is sure to be packed with luxurious experiences. This was the Inland Northwest’s largest whiskey event, and there wasn’t a single moment of the celebration that was not filled with laughter, elegant appetizers, and luxurious sips of the world’s best whiskeys. As a newbie to sophisticated and whiskey tasting, I gleefully spent the weekend learning so much about this treasured American spirit, and having a great time while I diligently worked to understand its nuances.
Over this two-day celebration, our team tasted more than 50 whiskeys and dozens of delicious appetizers that were uniquely paired to give the richest culinary experience possible for the hundreds of attendees in the largely sold-out event. After venturing to Kentucky in May for a private distillery tour and creating a custom blend of the spirit for The Resort’s beverage services, everyone has been waiting patiently for the release party of this specialty liquor. You can still purchase this exceptional whiskey at local liquor stores, so you can experience the excitement of this event on a smaller scale at home.
With their ever-expanding repertoire of beautifully imagined and executed events, you won’t want to miss checking out their calendar featuring upcoming events at The Resort. From cruises and light shows to feasts and yoga, you’ll find something for everyone in Coeur d’Alene, whether you are a local or an honored guest.
For event information, room packages, and tickets: CDA Food & Wine Fest