Located in Buhl, Idaho, just east of Twin Falls, this facility sees anywhere from five to ten million pounds of trout swimming at any given time. They raise 24 - 26 million pounds of fresh water Rainbow Trout annually which accounts for up to 75% of Idaho's trout production.
I haven't been on a ski lift in decades and I've never ridden one on a mountain without snow. We gathered at the Roundhouse Express to take the lift to Roundhouse Restaurant at the base of Mt. Baldy for the Festival's Martini and Caviar party.
Idaho law prohibited us sampling his spirits, like Pear Brandy and Huckleberry Vodka, but we did taste through his fine wines, among them Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Syrah and Sangiovese. Koenig is a true family operation and well worth a visit. There was one last stop on this magnificent day.
I was looking forward to dinner at Chandlers not only because they have a reputation for exceptional food, but also because I had been hearing about the legendary 10 Minute Martini they serve. Curious, several of us ordered them and waited dutifully.