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Tahoe Donner earns wedding, Diners’ Choice awards

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Donner recently earned a Best of Weddings 2015 award by The Knot, a multimedia company headquartered in New York City that publishes content for couples planning weddings.

The Knot is well-known in the wedding industry for highlighting the best wedding vendors, deals, gowns, photographers and more to their soon-to-be brides and grooms, according to a press release from Tahoe Donner.

In announcement letter addressed to Tahoe Donner, Knot spokesperson Elise Kneram said the association is "considered the best of the best in the Sacramento/Lake Tahoe/Reno wedding market by our brides."

To determine winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost 1 million reviews across various categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers in 2014.

"Every wedding is carefully planned and executed with the utmost care, headed by Event Manager Jeff Jack and his banquet team," said Jeanne Kirschner, Tahoe Donner's group sales coordinator, in the press release.

Tahoe Donner provides wedding services, scenic ceremonies, private receptions and extensive catering options for up to 200 guests. To learn more, visit tahoedonner.com/weddings or call 530-582-9643.

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THE LODGE EARNS DINERS' CHOICE AWARD

For the second consecutive year, OpenTable has recognized Tahoe Donner's The Lodge Restaurant & Pub as a 2015 Diners' Choice winner for best service, ambience and food.

OpenTable, an online restaurant review and reservation service, offers real-time restaurant reservations for approximately 32,000 restaurants and determines awards based on diner response following said reservations.

"The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is one of the highest ranked restaurants in the area and we hope to continue to impress our guests with innovative, culinary cuisine," Mike Peters, director of food and beverage at Tahoe Donner, said in a press release announcing the award.

To date, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub has been reviewed nearly 450 times and maintains a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5.0.

At The Lodge, Executive Chef Lew Orlady crafts dishes ranging from sharp white cheddar and chèvre gratin mac and cheese, to roasted baby beet and Macintosh apple salad, and grilled braised Angus beef short rib with truffled whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus and a port wine demi.

To learn more, visit tahoedonner.com/the-lodge or call 530-587-9455.