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Tastes

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • Dorinda’s: Where not all chocolate is created equal

    By Priya Hutner on October 29, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  For some, chocolate and passion are synonymous. So, when given the opportunity to write about Dorinda’s Chocolate, I jumped. Dark chocolate is a weakness. The shop makes handcrafted chocolates that tempt the sensations. Whether your pleasure is dark, milk or white, Dorinda Vance, the self-proclaimed Duchess of Chocolate prevails. She recently opened a new storefront in […]
  • Delicious food, drinks at Cottonwood

    By Priya Hutner on October 15, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  When I venture out to eat, I want my food to be an experience. I want to be seduced by my meal from the first sip of wine, to the appetizer, main course and all that accompanies my foodie journey here in Tahoe. Cottonwood Bar & Restaurant is one of my favorite food haunts. The atmosphere […]
  • Truckee Tavern and Grill

    By Priya Hutner on October 1, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Owner Chris St. Martin with Chef Donovan Webb and co-owner Ryan Dierks. I sat down with owners Ryan Dierks and Chris St. Martin of the newly opened Truckee Tavern and Grill to share a meal recently. The ambience is warm, woody and super cozy. Classic rock music gives the restaurant a nostalgic aura. Pasta with fresh […]
  • Fat Cat Bar & Grill

    By Priya Hutner on September 24, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Fat Cat Café in Tahoe City ·  Thai Lettuce Wrap with tofu It’s nearly fall in Tahoe City and the streets and shops buzz with activity. I breeze into Fat Cat Bar & Grill to check out the food. I arrive after a busy lunch hour and before the dinner hour starts. There are a few […]
  • Spindleshanks delights at new location

    By Priya Hutner on September 17, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Grand Reopening Sept. 28 | 3 p.m. $25 | $10 kids Spindleshanks American Bistro and Bar has recently relocated from its former Tahoe Vista locale to its new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course. I arrived at the large log cabin building to sample the food on the cusp of breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is […]
  • Tasty pizza at Steamers

    By Priya Hutner on September 10, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Cheese pizza .  I am on the search for pizza again. It is an unusually rainy day when I drive to Kings Beach. My first choice of pizza places is closed, so I drive down the road to Steamers on the Beach, known for its hand-thrown pizza and calzones. I slide into a booth. The restaurant […]
  • Eclectic world cuisine at 22 Bistro

    By Priya Hutner on September 3, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Alaskan Halibut, one of 22 Bistro’s signature dishes The 22 Bistro is clearly unique. The atmosphere is casual and elegant, but the food is anything but casual. Chef Scott Taucher chats about food: “I love spicy, eclectic world cuisine.” “We use local sustainable products whenever possible,” he explains. The restaurant purchases from The Tahoe Food Hub […]