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Tahoe Food & Wine

  • The art of the craft cocktail

    By Priya Hutner on February 8, 2017
    Ryan Dierks, co-owner of the Truckee Tavern & Grill, has a reputation. If you want a cocktail in Truckee, he is one of the masters of the art of craft cocktails. The bar features all manner of unique bottles of spirits and Dierks knows his stuff. Watch the video on how Truckee Tavern makes ice cubes with a chain saw […]
  • Winery takeovers

    By The Weekly on February 8, 2017
    Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge presents Ox’s Picks Winemaker’s Dinners that include the expertise of a winery representative in house, as well as a specialty paired entrée with a glass of wine from the featured winery of the week. Prices range from $30 to $35. Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Vineyards on Feb. 23, Mauritson Wines/Rockpile Wines on March 9, St. […]
  • Cooking when the power is out

    By Priya Hutner on January 25, 2017
    Story by Priya Hutner  ·   The recent series of winter storms that dumped a ton of snow on Tahoe found many residents with downed trees, power outages and an enormous amount of shoveling to undertake. After three years of living here, I deem this my first real Tahoe winter. Those with gas stoves or fireplaces might not have found […]
  • Fresh mountain dining

    By The Weekly on January 25, 2017
    The Mountain Table Dinner Series 2017 offers a dining experience in Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge. Each dinner will feature a winery or brewery complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sourced produce and proteins prepared by Zephyr Lodge executive chef Aramis Torres. Seating for all dinners will be family style. Chris Bartowski | Northstar California Northstar will support Tahoe Food Hub […]
  • Wine film company finds a home in Tahoe

    By Kayla Anderson on January 12, 2017
    International filmmaker Colin West came to North Lake Tahoe in the winter of 2014 to shoot a wine-focused adventure TV episode and fell in love with the mountains prompting him to move his filmmaking business to Tahoe. Rupert Critchley, left, and Colin West, right, flying a drone in Piedmonte, Northern Italy. West has had to travel across the world and […]
  • Architecture of alcohol

    By The Weekly on January 12, 2017
    Craft cocktail enthusiasts and those who want to become one are invited to participate in Truckee Tavern and Grill’s new Blueprint of the Cocktail class on Saturdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 14 through the end of February. Participants will learn a simple, executable formula to easily craft cocktails at home and how to become confidant and discerning when ordering at a bar. The experience will include conversation […]
  • Feed your cravings | Locals launch restaurant app

    By Priya Hutner on December 28, 2016
    By Priya Hutner ·  How many times have you found yourself at the end of a long day, your stomach growling, looking for a restaurant? You search Google, but your kids are whining, tugging on your hand and you can’t quite find a restaurant to satisfy everyone. The kids want burgers, you would rather have Italian and your husband wants […]
  • Explore a world of wines

    By The Weekly on December 28, 2016
    Dive into the cellar at PlumpJack Bar & Cafe and learn about wine varietals, regions and discover new worldly wines to love. Each Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Wine Voyage will showcase different wine regions from around the globe. Courtesy PlumpJack Participants can enjoy a taste of three wines and wine fact cards. January features Rhone Varietals, February […]
  • Cookies for the holidays

    By Priya Hutner on December 14, 2016
    They are biscuits in England and Australia, galletas in Spain, biscotti in Italy and in Germany keks or plätzchen. In the USA, they are cookies. Derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning small cake, the earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th Century Persia A.D. (one of the first countries to cultivate sugar). The bakers added sugar […]
  • Ritzy offerings

    By The Weekly on December 14, 2016
    Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers many memorable dining adventures. Winter Vintner Dinner Series is a delectable four-course meal featuring different Northern California wineries and fresh, local ingredients. The series is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9, 2017. This winter guests are invited to enjoy the Marshmology program, which takes place nightly at the fire pit from […]