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  • Six Peaks Grille: A hidden gem

    By Priya Hutner on December 17, 2014
    Elegant, delicious and fabulous are the three words that come to mind after dining at the Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The sparkling white twinkle lights illuminated in the dining room created a magical ambience. Our server, Andrea Papaleo, suggested we try the Drunken Crantini prepared by Tamaneaka “Tam” French, the Grille’s Liquid Chef and creator […]
  • Holiday gift wines

    By Lou Phillips on December 17, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  A rare, 1 liter of 2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Elisa Chapman at Uncorked in Tahoe City with the NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne. It is gift-giving season. The time when wine writers are supposed to wax poetically about new gadgets for removing corks, or the newest edition of this or that wine bible. Poppycock, what your […]
  • Sugar Cookies

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on December 17, 2014
    by Chef David “Smitty” Smith · I knew that this article is for the Christmas edition, so I wanted to write about some kind of Christmassy food. The problem was that as I went down the list, I couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy (probably more than once), mashed potatoes, green bean […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on December 17, 2014
    Chef Kristi · Courtesy West Shore Café    West Shore welcomes new chef West Shore café and inn announces the arrival of the restaurant’s new Executive Chef, Kristi Ritchey, from the Los Angeles area. Ritchey comes to the Tahoe area with a passion for living and eating healthy that is sure to resonate with the West Shore’s clientele. Ritchey’s culinary quest […]
  • Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

    By Priya Hutner on December 3, 2014
    By Priya Hutner · Owners Drew & Cassidy ·  Coffee is the elixir of life and I’m a Javasana kind of girl. I French press my coffee upon waking, and hit the yoga mat before starting the day. I favor strong, dark rich roasts. I went to sample the coffee at the recently opened Dark Horse Coffee Roasters located in […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on December 3, 2014
    Lisa Nigon | West Shore Café ·    Enter Bartender Competition The West Shore café and inn will be hosting a local bartender competition on Feb. 15. The event is open and free for all local Lake Tahoe bartenders to enter. The competitors will be judged in three categories: batch cocktail, warm mix and a cold beverage. Bartender contestants may […]
  • Bordeaux by the numbers

    By Lou Phillips on December 3, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  A 1982 Chateau Patache d’Aux from Cru Bourgeois ·  One region in France has been considered the crown jewel of the wine world for centuries. Two river banks, the left (west) bank is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, and the right (east) bank is ideal for Merlot. Two also is the number of varietals in almost every […]
  • Pork Tenderloin

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on December 3, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” ·  There I was, trying to relax a little, trying to keep my face with a somewhat neutral state, showing smiles that just may have been slightly forced. I was sitting there, leg trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey while the electric pulse zapped the knee under the heating pad. My face was in deep concentration, […]
  • Crystal Bay’s Steak & Lobster House

    By Priya Hutner on November 19, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Captains Louis Ramos and James Hull with the Maine Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon ·  Sometimes fabulous dining experiences manifest in unexpected ways. This is what occurred when I had dinner at the Steak & Lobster House at the Crystal Bay Club. My good friend Marni Bistany of FiveMinuteMeals.net fame joined me for this dining adventure. […]
  • Non-traditional pairings for Thanksgiving

    By Lou Phillips on November 19, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Courtesy Airfield Estates Winery ·    Turkey, football, pumpkin blessed pie, yes, yes, yes. The usual suspect wines – no, no, no. For Plymouth Rock’s sake, let’s try something different this year, a new wine direction that may change the way you see holidays, and wine-food pairings forever. So, come along on this Magical Mystery Tour. […]