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- […]

Congratulations Nate

When Nate Whitley began working at the Modern Hotel and Bar he arrived with a smile and a kind “hey”. Nate’s the opposite of the stereotypical chef. Humble and friendly, he’s a sort of anti-Gordon Ramsay. He continues to impress us with his ability to create great food with local ingredients.   We are happy […]

MA is Around the Corner

Modern Art 2014 is now only two weeks and two days away and the artists and their ‘artners are busy working on their projects for this year’s event.  Artists have now been assigned to all the rooms and outside spaces and we will post a map of the space assignments soon.  As we promised last […]

New Year's Eve Menu 2013

New Year’s Eve 2013 Menu 4 Courses Menu $55/pers with a complimentary cocktail Reservation Only 5pm and 8pm (Price does not include gratuity) Belgium Endive Salad Shaved fennel, citrus, vinaigrette Cotechino & Lentils Served warm, leeks, carrots, onions ~ Pork Shoulder Tonnato Chilled, aioli, oil poached tuna, capers, parsley Steelhead Crudo Chilled, lightly cured, celery, […]

Modern Art rules of engagement! May 2nd, 5-10pm

While over 60 Modern Artists are putting finishing touches on their innovative creations for Modern Art we at The Modern are gearing up with great anticipation for the Sixth annual creative blitz this Thursday May 2nd. Check in time for the artists is 3:00 when they will begin a 2 hour mad dash to complete […]


Artist Troy Passey was recently interviewed by Charlie Woodruff on Radio Boise 89.9 FM. Click on the link below to hear Charlie and Troy talk about Art, Leonard Cohen and Butterfly Nets, not in that order! It is a funny and insightful conversation. Troy has been creating work for Modern Art since its inception and […]

Document Your Love – Stay the Night – February 14

Valentine’s Day! It can be a challenge. You love your sweetie madly; but how to show it on a day so loaded with romantic expectation? A bundle of flowers can’t express just how much you appreciate it when she organizes your stuffed animal collection. A box of chocolates won’t thank her enough for all the […]

Modern Resolutions

The Modern would like to thank all the Modern Resolutionists who participated in the Modern Resolutions event in December. The fire dancers, personal trainers, Radio Boise, and the Record Exchange all made this an evening to remember And I must say, Edward’s Greenhouse knocked our socks off with their bed of flowers. The Boise Sesqui-Shop, […]

Sweet Valley and the Modern Hotel

Are you a locavore? The Modern is! It is our goal to use local producers whenever possible. Local producers help us create a seasonally inspired menu, which is fresh and just plain tasty. Today Sweet Valley Organics   delivered a beautiful batch of mushrooms, so I thought I would share them with you. The Modern will […]