fbpx

Scoop: New restaurant slated for Bouquet space

Don L. Day
BoiseDev.com

For a long time, the Bouquet at 1010 Main St. was Boise’s oldest continually operating bar. That title no longer applies, as the bar has been mostly closed over this decade.

That might be about to change.

Work is underway to clear out and clean up the large, 5700 square foot space. The filings with the city note that the future use will be a restaurant – but further details are scarce.

I checked in with the owner listed on the permits who is not yet ready to comment on his plans — but that owner has quite the pedigree.

 Elliott, via Institute of Cullinary Education Elliott, via Institute of Cullinary Education

Calvert Elliott is a Boise native who went on to the culinary big time in New York City. He was executive chef at an acclaimed NYC eatery that earned the coveted Michelin Star. He moved on to his own venture – Rye. That fine dining establishment has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and VICE TV, and has been on Michelin’s “bib gourmet” list since it opened. The New York Times wrote up Elliott’s “Bar Below Rye” which gives an interesting primer on his approach to his venture in New York.

Elliott was tight-lipped on what he has planned, other than to confirm he is clearing out the Bouquet space. It should be interesting to see what comes next to downtown.

Support our journalism: Sign up for BoiseDev FIRST and get a daily newsletter filled with news & scoops.

Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

A stadium in Boise’s west downtown? A Deep Dive into the land needs for the project

BOISEDEV MEMBER PREVIEW STORY What will it take to build a stadium in Boise's West End. Aside from funding,...

Updated NW Boise subdivision looks for approval again; neighbors still concerned

The battle for the future of Northwest Boise is about to heat up again in Boise's city hall and Garden City's ACHD...

Latest