Aromas of savory traditional Basque dishes wafting down the block, robust red wines flowing freely, cold hard cider splashing into glasses, musicians’ fingers flying wildly along accordion buttons emitting tunes that can only inspire happiness in your soul, graceful and athletic dancers displaying their strength and agility in a joyful celebration of life…these are a few of our favorite things.


If you have ever been a part of a Boise Basque festival – you already know how fun it is to eat, drink, dance, and be Basque, and we enthusiastically invite you to join us again.


If you read this and thought to yourself “man I wish I knew about this before!”, we invite you to join us for a summer warm-up event!


Just one week before we kick off our annual San Inazio festival we will be hosting a Basque Block Party with food, drinks, and dantza.


THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.

paella table

Basque Block Party Ticket


Ticket to this event includes, pintxos, paella dinner catered by The Basque Market, a performance with the Oinkari Basque Dancers (Boise, Idaho) and Goizaldi Dantza Taldea (San Sebastian, Basque Country), and an after dinner street dance!

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Don’t miss out on the exclusive Basque Cider on tap and frozen sangria!

Block Opens at 6:00




Grab a pintxo (appetizer) and enjoy live trikitixa (Basque accordion and tambourine) music performed by strolling musicians


Paella will be prepared live – watch as The Basque Market artfully prepares your dinner outdoors on the block




Treat yourself to an icy glass of The Basque Market’s famous frozen sangria, or try the Basque hard cider at the new mobile cider tap (alcoholic beverages are not included in the dinner ticket and must be purchased separately)




Dinner will be served when the paella is ready – bread, salad, and lemonade/iced tea/water are included.




Enjoy live performances by the visiting Goizaldi Dantza Taldea and the local Oinkari Basque Dancers.


Dust off your dancing shoes and stay for a while – live musicians will ignite the evening with traditional Basque dance music. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished dancer we invite every guest to join us for a sunset street dance – we will go until they kick us out!


To purchase your tickets before they sell out visit the Oinkari Basque Dancers website here.


Sheepherder’s Breakfast



Reservations reccommended. Seatings at 10 am, 11:15 am and 12:30 pm.

Please call 208-433-1208 to make a reservation.

Join us for a traditional, family style basque breakfast!

All you can eat menu includes: Sheepherders Bread, Chorizos, Basque Potatoes, Egg Piperrade, Churros, Coffee and Orange Juice! Add to your meal bottomless Basque bloody marys ($5) or bottomless Sangria Blanco ($5)!

San Inazio Festival 2018

San Inazio Festival 2018


Friday, July 27th Events


Aitxitxa’s Dream Dinner
5-8 pm or sold out


In the desert with 2,000 sheep, a donkey and two dogs, I’m sure my Aitxitxa (grandfather) dreamed of a chef cruising by and giving him a boxed gift. He would open it slowly and be overwhelmed with emotions as the smells of home and this new land bring back memories.


We have reproduced this dream…


~ Cod with Pimientos
~ Braised Lamb
~ Idiazabal Cheese Potatoes
~ Fresh Baked Baguette Roll


All in a box to enjoy inside or out on the Basque Block.


$15/box dinner, $20 with a glass of featured wine to make the meal complete.


Live Music Starting at 5pm
During dinner you can relax on the Basque Block and tap your foot along with fabulous Accordion Player, Mercedes Mendive*, as her traditional tunes energize the Basque Block and truly get the festivities started.


*Mercedes Mendive, originally from Elko, Nevada, began learning the piano accordion from the late Bernardo Yanci at the age of 10. His mentoring, musical technique and musical style is what has given her a unique interpretation of Basque music, which over the years she has elaborated upon with her own modern element. This interpretive style has become an important musical compass for her, particularly when performing and writing original music.


Mercedes has recently returned to her Basque roots in Elko after spending 11 years in Miami with her husband, recently retired professional jai alai player Fernando Lejardi, and their daughter Nekane. Next on Mercedes’ list, mastering the Trikitixa.

Saturday, July 28

Basque Market opens at 10 am. Pintxos will be available for purchase starting at 11:30 am. We will be selling Frozen Sangria Blanco, Sidra, Beers and wines.

*Any alcohol purchased from The Basque Market must stay in the building. You cannot take it out into the street.



Saturday Paellas will be served at:

11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 6 pm and 9 pm



Sunday Paella will be served at:

8 pm