Something Old, Something New: New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Modern

It used to be that, near midnight on New Year’s Eve, people would leave their warm parlors, their supper parties and dances, and gather in the church square so they could mark the earliest arrival of the new year together. The snowy streets filled with merrymakers as they made their way to welcome the coming […]

The Modern, In Long Form

We are pleased to announce the opening of our most modern creation yet, four newly-built, furnished apartments in studio, 1 and 2-bedroom options. You’ll have more room to unwind and all the amenities to make your visit feel more like home—if your home looked like the Modern, that is. Our extended-stay units are located just […]

Global Taste, Locally Sourced: Refugee Restaurant Week at The Modern

From October 10th to the 15th, in a handful of professional kitchens in Boise, amateur chefs from around the world will bring an extra dash of global flavor to Boise’s dining scene. Refugee Restaurant Week will feature cuisine from far-flung regions of the world, planned and prepared by those who know it best: the people […]

Campfire Stories 2017

Campfire Stories at the Modern is excited to offer, again, so much wonderful storytelling, and in so many forms. This year we come at you every second Monday of the month, from June to September, with fiction writers, poets, journalists, refugee storytellers, and memoirists. As well, each night of Campfire Stories this season, Chef Nate […]

Local Artist Misses Memo. Will Do Modern Art Alone.

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept”-Bill Watterson “Hope is the denial of reality”-Margaret Weis “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”-Mark Twain Local artist Troy Passey, after participating in every Modern Art since its inception, missed the announcement that last year would be the final year of the event. Mr. […]

Supporting Local Farmers for Burning Lamb

With the fast approach of Treefort, we turn our focus to some of the people involved in making Burning Lamb a reality. Purple Sage Farms is a family owned and operated organic farm in Middleton, Idaho. Since 1988 they have been growing fresh herbs, greens, and specialty produce in greenhouses and also raising grass-fed, hormone- […]

Burning Lamb 2017

One of Treefort’s most popular events showcases Boise’s unique culture and highlights its rich Basque history; “Burning Lamb.” This traditionally inspired Basque celebration is a food event like no other, offering whole lamb on the spit, grilled chorizo, solomo and of course, campsite cocktails. Dan Ansotegui, the architect of the event along with Elizabeth Tullis […]