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We always enjoy our short vacations in Sun Valley where we find some fun and interesting things to do, as well as excellent shopping and dining. A great excuse to go in October is The Trailing of the Sheep with events in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. We didn’t stay to see the sheep being herded through town on Sunday (we saw it on YouTube) but we did attend the “For the Love of Lamb” tasting on Friday evening in Ketchum. Nine restaurants offered free bites of lamb dishes and Sawtooth Winery added to the fun with free tastes of their wines.

Enoteca Idaho Trout

Enoteca Idaho Trout

The most popular spot was Cristina’s Restaurant where the lines were around the block! We didn’t want to cut in line but snuck in to get a quick photo of Cristina who was smiling while scurrying around to please her guests. We heard that her Lamb Chili was outstanding! Our favorite taste was Rominna’s Restaurant’s Lamb Meatballs with spicy Marinara sauce. Other standouts were Town Square Tavern’s Moroccan Lamb Tagine which won the Most Flavorful Award and Sawtooth Club’s All American Lamb Sandwich.

Chef Cristina Ceccatelli Cook

Chef Cristina Ceccatelli Cook

While in town we also enjoyed Despo’s Mexican with Altitude’s Carne Asada, Enoteca’s Idaho Trout, Cristina’s Fabulous Eggs Benedict Brunch, Konditorei’s Blueberry Crepes and The Sun Valley Inn’s Fish & Chips.

The mild fall weather was fabulous and the trees changing colors added to our excellent weekend. We look forward to returning to see the snow!

By Carol & Joe Davis

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