Looking to add a little taste of the islands to your next event? One of downtown Boise, Idaho’s newest restaurants, Paddles Up Poké, also offers catering for events. Poke (pronounced POH-kay) means “to section, slice or cut” and is a classic Hawaiian casual meal of raw marinated seafood. Paddle Up Poké serves it in its special house Piranha sauce over a bed of brown or white rice, “zoodles” (noodles made of zucchini) or mixed greens, and mixed with ingredients such as avocado, ginger, cucumbers, green onions and sesame seeds. Each catering package is custom designed for the event and can include hors d’oeuvres, buffets or menus of select items. 

When meeting planners start getting together for fam trips, it’s a sign that things are beginning to get back to normal. That’s what happened in late July when about a dozen planners from across the country—Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Southern California, New York, Chicago and Nashville—gathered in Boise to check out what the city has to offer. The answer, in a nutshell: quite a lot. By the end of the three-day visit, several planners were already committed to hosting events in the Boise area. We’ll have a lot more to say about the city in an upcoming issue.

 

This jewel of the Inland Northwest is full of charm. 

 

Looking for a secluded getaway for a business retreat or private event? We found five for you.