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Looking ahead to Lake Tahoe food, drink trends this summer

Maggi Vandenburg
Special to the Bonanza
This year at Diamond Peak, IVGID increased its selection of craft beers for patrons and skiers to enjoy.
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Curry Chicken Salad in an Avocado

Ingredients:

• Shredded chicken

• Diced dried apricots

• Diced celery

• Diced apples

• Raisins

• Curry Powder

• Mayonnaise

Directions: Mix all ingredients. Season to taste. Lightly dress green leaf lettuce as the base layer for your avocado- a citrus vinaigrette would be perfect. Half an avocado and remove the pit. Stuff the avocado with the chicken salad and place on the bed of dressed greens and enjoy.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Although winter is still knocking on the doorstep, we are preparing for spring and summer events at The Chateau and Aspen Grove.

Here are a few trends we are seeing in the food, wedding and event arena for the future seasons that may inspire you for your upcoming events and celebration.

The colors that will be seen most frequently this year at events as reported by Pantone are Rose Quartz and a periwinkle blue called Serenity.

Among colors used at weddings and large scale events, blue consistently rates as the top color not just in Tahoe, but across the United States. Blue is a natural choice in Tahoe because it reflects both the lake and the sky.

Beverage trends for the upcoming season are particularly focused on beer. This year at Diamond Peak’s Loft Bar, we increased our draught beer selection to 12 taps. The expanded selection was focused on craft beers that would peak the interests of our local skiers and be familiar to our clients from the Bay area.

We had a great response to Founders All Day IPA, Mammoth Double Nut Brown and Crispin Cider. We will continue to offer an exciting selection of beer at The Grille at The Chateau and special events this summer.

For food trends, our wedding clients and Grille guests are looking for delicious food that has been thoughtfully prepared with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

One of the recipes we may offer for special events, and one you are welcome to try out at home, is a Curry Chicken Salad served in an avocado. This recipe was inspired from a recent brunch with family at Buttery Bakery in Santa Cruz.

Happy planning for all your upcoming celebrations and please contact us if you’re interested in booking one of our beautiful venues including The Chateau and Aspen Grove!

Maggi Vandenburg is Sales & Event Coordinator for IVGID. Visit InclineFacilties.com or call 775-832-1303 for information on booking at The Chateau, Aspen Grove or other IVGID facilities.