Candle in the Woods
10-12 course small prix fixe dining experience, each course paired with wine from our award wining cellar.
Recipient of the prestigious North Idaho Life 5 Star Dining experience award (only 2nd ever presented)
Recipient of Spokane Culinary Guild "Best Private Dining" award
Winner People's Choice Chef's Battle Northwest
Winner Judge's Choice and People's Choice award - North Idaho Culinary Competition
Enjoy time in our Game room or near the firepits in our outside patio in between courses - we welcome you to what has been described as one of the best dining experiences in the world.
This was an amazing experience. Chef David and his team are so delightful and talented. The food is the best I've ever tasted and enjoyed learning about each of the pairings for the 13 courses.
This was my second time visiting Candle in the woods and it was absolutely amazing. Wonderful food, paired beautifully with wine. The thought that goes into putting this dinner together it’s really impressive.
Well worth the price! It's more of an evening of good food, good wine, and good entertainment!
Such a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to have a special night out.
The food and wine pairing is spot on. The food combinations are a palette pleaser
We loved the experience! A great ambience and the service/food was incredible.
Phenomenal! Second time there and my guest absolutely loved the experience as well! So much fun!
We loved everything about our experience at Candle!The staff was wonderful and I appreciate the caution and extra effort they took to ensure my daughter who has celiac disease enjoyed the same dining experience gluten free. Can’t wait for Chef’s cookbook coming soon.
It is definitely a place to experience if given the opportunity!
As someone who does not usually drink wine and has never experienced fine dining, this was the best food I have ever eaten. Paired with really good wine. What an experience! The chef is funny and it felt like a family atmosphere. My husband and I went for our 15th Anniversary and we will definitely be back but most likely, it will be with an Uber driver or maybe the limo service if its back up and running. Although the restaurant is right by the tracks, I only recall hearing the train once when we first got there. Really impressed and the serf and turf... I have never had steak just dissolve in my mouth it was so tender. Can't express enough just how good the food was and how much I enjoyed the experience. My husband and I have decided that this is a once a year experience from now on.
A unique experience we won’t soon forget.
We came here for our anniversary and couldn’t be more happy with our choice.
Beyond amazing! We celebrated our wedding anniversary and they made the whole four hour evening incredible. The food is out of this world and not something you'll find anywhere around the Spokane/CdA area. Their service is on point, the staff is truly epic and we LOVE Chef Dave! We'll be back for more incredible food and memories!
For a memorable food and wine experience Candle in the Woods is amazing. Dave has so much energy and desire to please. 10+ courses with wine for $140. Love it!
Absolutely phenomenal experience! The variety of food and wine is amazing. My wife and I joined a party of six and made new friends. We all had so much fun and decided to return again in a few months!
No menu. No choice. Not dinner. A true dining experience! Take the limo and be hungry. One of the best food experiences of your life awaits you at Candle in the Woods.
Was amazing experience, lots of laughs(: food was AWESOME,learning experience i enjoyed(:
And cant forget the wine!(:!
Absolutely incredible 5 star food and dining experience!
Autumn, thank you so much! It was great having you and Mike join us... what a fun evening! Looking forward to the next time, and thank you for your support!
We had the most amazing experience! From the time the limo picked us up to the game room, the wine pairings with the steak s’more, the Smokey scallop, jalapeño adult pop tart , and all the commentary in between.... it was a night we will remember forever! We can’t wait to bring our friends back so they can take part in what we just did!
Thank you SO much for joining us! We truly appreciate your feedback and your support!
If you are looking for an amazing food experience where you are truly entertained by the plate in front of you as well as the staff who prepare it for you, you are in for a treat. The wine was amazing, along with the wine experts who are pouring. This place is absolutely incredible!
Thank you, Lindsey! It was such a pleasure having you join us Looking forward to the next time!
Best full meal that I have ever had! The tastings were a work of art and I loved the story of the food and the wines that went along with them. Would highly recommend!
Tyrone, it was such a pleasure having you and Kacie join us for Valentines day, and look forward to the next time! Blessings!
The food was OUTSTANDING! All 13 courses were delicious and beautiful, and the wines were amazing. This is not just dinner is an experience.
I will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and family
Amazing, amazing. Top of the top. Absolutely the best dining experience I have ever had!
although i had to bring a best friend with me, we both had a great experience!
The food was amazing to say the least, the experience was awesome!
Of it all the people were friendly, environment was tasteful and fun.
Definitely will try again!
Absolutely perfect. An amazing journey. A masterpiece of food, arts, and humanity
Absolutely phenomenal dishes!! Each is delicious, creative, and beautiful in its presentation. We will definitely be back!
The nicest and greatest staff we have ever had. They were very accommodating and made our dinner and anniversary so amazing. We're already planning on returning on our next anniversary. Thank you guys for such an amazing experience
One of the best dinner experiences I have had, the food was incredible and the hospitality was above and beyond. Definitely going to go back.
Amazing experience! I wanted something special for my husband's 70th birthday and Candle in the Woods did not disappoint! The food, seasonings and flavor combinations were quite surprising but, honestly, incredible! The wines paired with the foods were awesome! Chef Dave and his team are beyond talented! The location has both ambience and intimacy! The evening clearly exceeded our expectations! Thank you for a very memorable evening!
Fantastic experience! Personal service with the chef who explains all the 13 courses in detail. Food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Setting was cozy and tasteful. We will be back.
A great food adventure, highly recommended for a most interesting evening. Nice people too.
Absolutely amazing experience. Every bite of food was like a party in my mouth and utterly surprising. Making sweet savory and savory sweet, Chef Dave is a food magician. His team is second to none and the service was so personal. I highly recommend the limo service so you can thoroughly enjoy your evening without the stress of driving home. A North Idaho must experience and every Foodie's dream come true!
We have received a notice that we had posted a one star review. Not so. We totally enjoyed your food, staff, and restaurant and would recommend it to everyone. We have reposted a 5 star review as we did originally. Thanks again for a special evening. Posting of this message is Friday, Sept 6, 2019.
We had an absolutely incredible dinning experience at Candle in the Wood last night. Every bite was perfect and the company couldn’t beat.
Outstanding food and wonderful people. You are greeted at the door by name, treated like family and fed like royalty
This was the best dining experience we have ever had.
We also had lots of fun and got to meet new people. The food was so good that we want to go back for more.
Absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to go again with a big party of my own. Limo service is the only way to go.
While the food and wine were adequate, the worst part of the whole dinner was feeling rushed. We were almost never allowed to finish our courses before the next one came along and worse yet, found ourselves gulping down our wine in order to prepare for the next wine event. There was little spacing in between courses. It felt very rushed, not relaxing, and would probably had been better for us to stay at the table and finish the course or wine in a relaxing fashion rather than taking our wine glasses down to the basement as we were rushed off. Dave, the chef, took a great deal of time talking about himself and his life and skills rather than taking an interesting in the guests, or at least making it a little more 50/50. While his life story is interesting, it would have evoked some interesting conversations had he asked a little more about us guests and our life experiences and why we came to this meal. Dave is a good chef but a little ego-centric. Would probably never do this again, nor refer it to any one else.