sagardotegi 2014

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: Doors open at 6pm, first "txotx" at 6:30, dinner soon after
Where: Basque Center (601 Grove Street)
Price: $50 per guest (or 2 for $90) - Includes dinner, cider, and entertainment.
Online reservations open Saturday, July 26th. Reservations will be limited to 200 guests.

Join the Oinkari Basque Dancers for a night of feasting, music and dancing, when we turn downtown Boise's Basque Center into a traditional Basque sagardotegi (ciderhouse.) Ciderhouse fare is traditionally a menu of cod sautéed with onions, peppers and garlic and a cod revuelto (omelet), thick-cut steaks as the main course, and bread, walnuts and Basque cheese.

The highlight of the night, of course, will be the Basque hard cider, sagardoa, which will run freely from big wooden barrels, with periodic toasts of the cidermaster yelling "txotx!" to signal guests to refill their glasses. This year, Bereziartua Cider, of Astigarraga in the Basque region of Spain has generously sponsored our cider supply to help our fundraising efforts.

Sagardotegi 2014 is a fundraiser to help Oinkari Basque Dancers raise money to perform at the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, WA, where they will showcase ancient Basque culture by sharing their dances with thousands of festival attendees (each year, the festival attracts an average of over 230,000 people). Proceeds from your ticket will go towards transportation costs and lodging for Oinkari to travel to Seattle.
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Ticket type:

  • Single ticket, $50: One ticket for dinner, including sagardoa and raffle tickets.
  • Pair of 2 tickets, $90: Two tickets for dinner, including sagardoa and raffle tickets.
  • Table Sponsorship, $200: Company name will be displayed on table centerpiece, and any decorations/coupons/promo materials will be displayed at your table. (sponsorship does not include seats)

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Mail your check to Oinkari Basque Dancers, PO Box 1011, Boise, ID 83702 Indicate the type of tickets and quantities of each. Single tickets are $50 each, pairs of tickets are $90 each. Please include your email address, mailing address and phone number so we can send you a reservation confirmation. Your cancelled check is your receipt, and Oinkari will call you after your purchase to confirm your reservation.


sagardotegi is similar to a winery in that it is the establishment that makes sagardoa, the very dry, Basque style of hard apple cider. Sagardotegiak (plural) are found throughout Euskadi and are very popular places for groups to go for a fun evening. In addition to making the sagardoasagardotegiak also serve an amazing dinner of steak, cod cooked two different ways, bread, cheese and walnuts, and of course all of the sagardoa a person can drink. You’re given a fork and glass, and food is brought out family-style. Between the courses, the owners yell out “TXOTX!” and everyone goes to barrels to fill their glasses.

This year, the cidermaker Bereziartua, one of the most well-known sagardoa brands in the Basque Country, has generously agreed to sponsor the cider supply for the event.  Eskerrik Asko Bereziartua!

tortilla de bacalao (cod)
bacalao al pil pil (cod with garlic and peppers)
txuleton (steak)
intxaurrak eta gazta (walnuts and Basque cheese)
your fill of sagardoa Bereziartua (Bereziartua brand Basque hard cider)