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A few years back, Jason and I had the good fortune to sample the wines from Ketchum-based Frenchman’s Gulch Winery, and last year we visited their facility to chat with winemaker Charles Smasne (and to check the winery out as a possible locale for a Dent-related gathering.) As you can see from the photo, it’s really a neat little spot, and the wines are terrific. For the past year we’ve had the place bookmarked in our mind as a potential location for an intimate gathering.
When our partners at the social impact company GOOD asked about possible locations for their dinner on 3/23, they indicated a desire to do something different and that they hoped for a location that was truly unique. Frenchman’s came immediately to mind.
This location was further reinforced when GOOD asked us about food truck options. Coincidentally, denter Leigh Barer had just mentioned to us that she had sampled the offerings from the local food truck “The Haven” and was much impressed. Frenchman’s does not serve food, and The Haven has no wine, so like peanut butter and chocolate, it was a marriage made in heaven (“haven?). The icing on the cake is that the truck’s home base is literally a stone’s throw from the winery!
The Ketchum Keystone describes The Haven as offering “good, thoughtful food with no limitations. Vegetarian sandwiches with Portobello mushrooms, goat cheese and arugula, meatball sliders with provolone and parmesan, herb chicken and bacon salad, Verde pork and black bean tacos, mac and cheese, brown rice caprese and so much more are all made fresh daily.”