Stunning views of Lake Coeur d’Alene are just the beginning: This spot has more than 2,000 labels, making its list one of the largest in the state. Take the daily cellar tour before sitting down to duck in a cherry-Port reduction with Idaho-grown wild rice, or huckleberry soufflé.
From The Sommelier: “It’s exciting to see what excites the wine-drinking public as the years progress. Younger customers in particular are demonstrating a willingness toward risk-taking. I may suggest a Portuguese Douro, a Sicilian white blend, or a Merlot from Margaret River—and it will often be chosen after I briefly describe it. This is very exhilarating for a Sommelier, and I’ve been in this profession for longer than I care to admit. OK, 24 years, but who’s counting? To give a specific example of an appellation whose popularity has soared: Piedmont, Italy. Lately, Barberas, Dolcettos, Barolos and Barbarescos have been gracing our tables. It makes me happy to see our guests broadening their horizons so thoroughly, and to see them so very glad they did.” —Trevor Treller, Beverly’s
Dish We Loved: Braised short-rib ragu with housemade pappardelle pasta and foraged mushrooms