Experience Coeur d’Alene… one bite at a time during Inlander Restaurant Week
From downtown to midtown to north of the freeway, Coeur d’Alene has a slew of participants in this year’s INLANDER RESTAURANT WEEK, a three-course, fixed price menu offering which runs Feb. 21-March 2, so plenty of time to have a culinary adventure, or two, or more!
Discover SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT & TAP HOUSE for upscale comfort food that offers you three choices for every course. Start with fried calamari, do the bison ribs and celebrate the sweet life with a skillet chocolate chip cookie topped with real vanilla ice cream.
Of course, if you’re needing to walk off a bit of that dessert, you’ll find room to stroll and lots to look at in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Have a cocktail at HONEY EATERY or SEASONS — and see what these Inlander Restaurant Week participants have on their menu — or browse the shops and art galleries that make every trip feel like a special occasion.
Fly up to BLUEBIRD – A MIDTOWN EATERY where your entrée choices include down-home shrimp and grits, Chilean sea bass or crispy fried chicken with a honey-miso glaze. Like all participants, Bluebird is featuring a local drink special, this one from Radio Brewing in Kellogg.
Keep heading north to THAI BAMBOO and view their version of the northern lights — the unique light display on the ceiling of their spacious dining room. Start your meal with crab and cream cheese wontons, Filipino pork lumpia or Thai spring rolls.
Head to the west side of town where ANTHONY’S AT COEUR D’ALENE is serving up seafood six ways, including their award-winning clam chowder. How about fresh Columbia River steelhead or chargrilled prawns with cilantro pesto? Yum.
From the west side of town, head south around the lake to CEDARS FLOATING RESTAURANT where the view is lovely and the food is divine. Good luck narrowing down your choices; everything looks good, including dessert, which is a choice of Oreo cookie “mud pie,” chocolate mousse or their delightful huckleberry ice cream sundae.
Haven’t driven south along the lake in awhile? Winter is a wonderful time to do so, taking an easy cruise down Highway 95 to the Coeur d’Alene Casino’s CHINOOK STEAK, PASTA & SPIRITS. Will it be pork tenderloin, local trout topped with lemon dill sour cream or halibut risotto? All good!
And, since you’re already there, why not turn your culinary adventure into an overnighter? Visit cdacasino.com for the live entertainment schedule, as well as nightly room specials and information about the COEUR D’ALENE CASINO’s wonderful spa facilities.
Hike for Community
Toss in with Slate Creek Brewing Company’s monthly hiking group as they snowshoe or cross-country ski the Twisted Klister trail. This four-mile loop leads to Geoff’s Chalet warming hut, so pack a beverage or snack for a midday break. Free; 10 am-2 pm; see visitcda.org for directions to the meetup location.
Come support these amazing athletes as they compete in skiing events at Silver Mountain Resort. The parade of athletes starts at 9:30 am and competition starts at 11 am.