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Bardenay Restaurant Review: Bardenay has a light, airy atmosphere, and though that same airiness creates quite a bit of noise, it doesn't change that this is one of Boise's mainstays. Crowds flood the restaurant-distillery through to the witching hour. Center stage is the two-story brass distillery creating the venue’s very own house vodka and gin, which means tasting the house gin martini with a pop of Lillet and garnish of Tomolives is a must. There's also covered patio seating for fresh air fans; heaters do the trick during colder months. The weekend brunch menu features the usual fare, but with an added spicy demeanor. Since the restaurant is located on the Basque block, one should consider ordering the chorizo scramble or the chicken bacon eggs Benedict. This new, hip menu is in keeping with a sort-of overall revamp of Bardenay's food offerings. In addition to the cider-brined pork chop, there is a satay menu with Eastern-Western fusion dishes.