Barbecue weekend to heat up Resort at Squaw Creek | SierraSun.com

Barbecue weekend to heat up Resort at Squaw Creek

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OLYMPIC VALLEY andamp;#8212; Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Resort at Squaw Creek popular andamp;#8220;BBQ Weekendandamp;#8221; returns Aug. 24-26 with cooking demonstrations, culinary and beverage tastings, and an elaborate gourmet barbecue that includes a spit-roasted pig. Fresh, innovative cuisine and beverages await attendees, including menu items and cooking demonstrations geared toward children. A BBQ Weekend package is available for two adults starting at $279 per deluxe guestroom, per night, based on a two-night minimum. Children 12-and-under can be added to the barbecue for $20 per night. Additional adults can be added for $50 per night. The weekend festivities kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24 with an appetizer and cocktail reception on the Six Peaks Grille Deck. A number of items will be featured including mini pulled pork sliders with chipotle aioli, barbecue maple-rubbed bacon-wrapped shrimp, brazed beef tostadas with lime-cured cabbage and cumin seed crme, along with other gourmet treats.On Saturday, Aug. 25, a continental breakfast with mimosas and Bellinis will be served on the Six Peaks Deck from 8-11 a.m. From noon-2 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek Executive Chef Jason Friendy will lead a barbecue sauce competition, with attendees forming teams to create prize-worthy sauces, which will be utilized during andamp;#8220;The Pig is Bigandamp;#8221; evening. During the contest, children will have the opportunity to make fresh pizzas with Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s Chef Adrian Frutos. From 2-3 p.m., the MargaBall offers a friendly pool volleyball tournament and margaritas. The signature event of the weekend takes place on Saturday evening, when the pig roast and chefandamp;#8217;s-style gourmet barbecue takes place. The roasted pork will be served with the resortandamp;#8217;s two-time award-winning BBQ sauce and the sauce-making competition creation. Leafy salads, Red Bliss potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, vegetarian baked beans, grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, chicken, Pacific swordfish with spicy mango salsa are among the choices. House-made ice cream and a rock candy fruit salad will be served for dessert. Sunday morning wraps up with breakfast and a Bloody Mary bar on the Six Peaks Grille Deck. For a complete list of events and menus, visit the calendar section at http://www.visitsquawcreek.com.To make a reservation, visit http://www.visitsquawcreek.com and utilize promo code BBQRSC, or call 800-401-9501. About the Resort at Squaw CreekResort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels andamp; Resorts-managed property, is a Cond Nast Traveler andamp;#8220;Top 50 Ski Hotelandamp;#8221; in North America, and andamp;#8220;Top 150 U.S. Mainland Resort.andamp;#8221; The 405-room and suite Resort at Squaw Creek is situated at the base of Squaw Valley, five miles from Lake Tahoe. The property features a full-service spa and a year-round pool complex with seasonal waterslide. During the summer months, guest can enjoy on-property golf, a fly fishing center, guided hikes, river rafting on the nearby Truckee River, miles of bike trails and variety of water activities at Lake Tahoe.