Dining Farm to Table

By Priya Hutner · 

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Farm to table dinners have gained enormous popularity in the area and summer into fall there are many fabulous dinners to choose from with local chefs focusing on quality, organic, farm-grown, fresh ingredients.

Farm to Table | Squaw Valley presents its Farm to Table Series featuring creative gourmet menus from Chef Tiffany Swan, who creates a mouthwatering, sustainably sourced dinner and wine pairing preparing the meal in Squaw Valley’s Mountain Roots Food Truck. Dinner is served in an intimate outdoor garden. Chef Swan sources much of her food from the Tahoe Food Hub, a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting small farms within 100 miles of North Lake Tahoe to small restaurants and markets in the Tahoe area.
Dinners are offered on Aug. 14, 21 and 28. | squawalpine.com

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Farm to Peak | Enjoy a fabulous Farm to Peak five-course meal complete with wine and beer pairing at Homewood Mountain Resort’s Farm to Peak dinners on Aug. 15 and Sept. 6. Guests are transported to the top of the mountain with a glass of wine to enjoy mountaintop dining with a spectacular view. For the chefs, Tiffany Swan and Kristi Ritchey use fresh, local seasonal products to create an exquisite farm to table meal.
“I want to focus on fresh, local, seasonal products that we combine to exceed our guests’ expectations for flavor and presentation,” says West Shore cafe Executive Chef Kristi Ritchey who will be featured at the Sept. 6 dinner. | skihomewood.com

One-night only | There will be two farm to table dinners offered on Aug. 27 as fundraisers for local nonprofits. The Squaw Valley Institute hosts its dinner at the Poulsen Estate in Olympic Valley featuring local chefs, with the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation offering the Sierra Forage Dinner with Martis Camp. | squawvalleyinstitute.org or mapf.org

Farm to Table | The Resort at Squaw Creek hosts its Farm to Peak dinner on Sept. 6 offering an incredible four-course meal featuring a menu created with Tahoe Food Hub ingredients and cocktails highlighting Hanger One Vodka. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 with community-style seating. | squawcreek.com

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Long Table Harvest Dinner | The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, hosts the Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. featuring creations by Executive Chef Stanley Miller in a family style dinner that incorporates the freshest, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. This farm-to-table dinner will seat guests together at a long table on the Manzanita Terrace to enjoy six courses with wine pairings. | ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

Dinner in the Barn | At Sierra Valley Farms, Gary Romano brings in a different chef for each of his Dinner in the Barn Series serving a four-course meal with wine beginning at 4:30 p.m. featuring a delicious organic meal in a historic barn on a third-generation family farm. The next in the series is on Sept. 12 featuring Chef Michael Plapp. A portion of the proceeds from the dinners support Slow Food Lake Tahoe. | sierravalleyfarms.com

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Priya Hutner
Priya is a writer, personal chef and meditation teacher. Having moved to the mountains from Sebastian, Fla., she embraces the Tahoe lifestyle and loves to ski, hike, paddle and swim. Priya is the owner of The Seasoned Sage, a business that prepares organic meals and facilitates workshops that promote a health-conscious lifestyle. Priya writes feature articles about music, art, food and recreation. She loves to immerse in story. Whether jumping from a plane, eating obscure foods or hitting the Tahoe-Reno music scene, she is always up for adventure and experience. She is currently writing a memoir about her experience living on an ashram and working on a series of cookbooks.