Our Valentine to you—Mati Young, iPhoneographer
Join us for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Stay the night. Then drop in for a complimentary photo between the hours of 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in room 118.
The photographer is Mati Young, and she almost looks like a valentine—cute, nice smile, engaging, creative and open to life’s beautiful visual surprises. If you’re not familiar with her work here’s the scoop, she just taught a successful class on iPhoneography. Yes, that’s right, taking pictures with your iPhone. Mati finds it less meddlesome, which puts people at ease. She specializes indocumentary and also photographs musicians, bands and buskers.
Mati Young’s iPhoneography is a flexible art form, one that is honest and fun. Check out her work at: http://www.matiyoung.com
Again this year we are blessed with the Treefort Music Festival. Great bands migrate north from the warmth of Austin, Texas and will breeze into town to warm up our city March 20-24.
If you didn’t go last year, I’ll offer some words of wisdom–or what I’m proclaiming to be wisdom. Go to Treefort, indulge yourself. Attending Treefort is like being the first one down the mountain after a fresh snowfall. It’s like being the first water skier on a glassy lake, carving beautiful rooster tails. It is primo. The indie music festival South by Southwest is an aging monster, now in its twenty seventh year. Boise’s own Treefort is your chance to catch a festival in its youth. My advice: be at Treefort when it’s young, instead of looking back and wishing you were there at the beginning. The Modern Hotel still has a few rooms in the belly of the beast, the heart of the action, the hub, baby! Call the Modern Hotel for details.
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
Chilled, lightly cured, celery, green olives, olive oil
Red & gold beets, arugula, parmesan, Banyuls wine vinegar
Braised Beef Cheeks
Cauliflower & rutabaga gratin, braised greens
Chinese black bean sauce, wild mushrooms, brussel sprouts
Socca, raoted cauliflower, olive tapenade
Dark Chocolate Tart
Pear Almond Tart
Cloverleaf Ice Cream
Cotechino (koh-TEH-kee-noh) is an italian stuffed sausage in which a pig’s gut is stuffed with a mixture of lean pork, fat, rind, spices and aromatic herbs. Eaten with lentils, it traditionally brings luck. It could be considered the cured meat par excellence and it is certainly one of the great traditional foods of Modena Italy.
Crudo means “raw” in both Italian and Spanish and generally refers to raw fish, sliced and lightly dressed with oil and with hints of acid or spice (for example: olive oil, salt and lemon)
Tonnato is a well-known Italian (from Piedmont) dish of cold, sliced pork covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavored with tuna, anchovies, cayenne pepper, lemon juice. It is served chilled.
Contact: Michal Lloyd
39 Rooms Film Festival Call for Short Film Entries
Idaho, November 25, 2013 – The Modern Hotel in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, is pleased to issue a Call For Entries to filmmakers for our First Annual 39 Rooms Film Exhibition.
The exhibition gives filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their films in each of the 39 rooms of the Modern Hotel for up to a year. The short film program will run on a continuous loop on a dedicated channel in each of the 39 rooms.
In the spirit of other annual events like Modern Art, Treefort and the Modern Courtyard Music Series, 39 Rooms expands our mission to provide a creative venue for artists, musicians and filmmakers. 39 Rooms exhibition encourages artists to show their work, offering greater exposure for filmmakers in a public sphere.
Hotel guests can enjoy the films at their leisure when staying at the Hotel. Interested guests can comment on the films, choose their favorites and contact the filmmakers for copies. The Modern Hotel will inform our guests about the films playing in the rooms and provide information on the films and filmmakers.
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