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Foodie news | Serving a smorgasbord of dining events

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Editorandamp;#8217;s note: E-mail your dining news to aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject: Dining news. Recipes, kitchen tips, gluten-free news, events all welcome. Attach images as high-resolution jpegs with identification, description and photo credit.Food and beer pairings at Northstar CaliforniaOn the last Thursdays of each month through March, The Northstar Brew Master Dinner Series will take place at 6 p.m. in Northstarandamp;#8217;s TCandamp;#8217;s Pub. Each month a different brewery will join forces with Northstarandamp;#8217;s own TCandamp;#8217;s Pub and Banquets Executive Chef Debbie Finn to create a mouth-watering five-course interactive meal paired with classic and seasonal ales. The menu will be comprised of fresh, seasonal ingredients to excite and delight all while partnering with a variety of beers to enhance the flavors. In addition to the food and beer there will be prizes and giveaways. The event is for ages 21+ and tickets are $55 per person in advance. If space is available, tickets will be on sale the evening of the event at the door for $65 per person. Brewmaster schedule: March 29, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company. For more information visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/brew-master-series.asp, or call 1-800-GO-NORTH for more details. Dragonflyandamp;#8217;s Guest Chef to raise funds for Humane SocietyNot only does Tanya Rose Bordner position local yoga aficionados into 26 postures to help heal the mind, body and soul, she also has a knack for whipping up tasty whole-food dishes. Make plans to meet your friends and enjoy a (partially!) raw-inspired meal prepared by guest chef Tanya Rose Bordner, director of Bikram Yoga Sierra on Friday, March 30 at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee. This fun event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will also serve as a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Tonya Rose Bordner has provided inspiring yoga classes to the Truckee community since 2003. Bordner started practicing yoga diligently after experiencing health related issues, and she became hooked on the emotional, spiritual and physical therapeutic aspects of the practice. She absolutely loves to share her passion for Bikram Yoga with the community. Both Dragonfly chef and owner Billy McCullough and Bordner are proud supporters of the local Humane Society.andamp;#8220;I am excited to team up with my favorite restaurant in town and host Humane Society supporters to an evening of fantastic dishes that are also good for you,andamp;#8221; said Bordner. andamp;#8220;Eating well, being kind to your body (and your pet!), while having fun is a great concept!andamp;#8221;The menuCoconut-lime soup with watermelon and Diakon radishes, carrot, cilantro, and bean sprouts; arugula-endive salad with three beets: ruby red, chioggia, and yellow, fennel, gorgonzola crumble, toasted hazelnuts, and braggs-citrus vinaigrette; truffled Brussel sprout andamp;#8220;fondue;andamp;#8221; lemongrass-Panko crusted California white sea bass with gingered mash potatoes, Asia slaw of carrots, Napa cabbage, jicama, cilantro, mint, red onion, and sesame dressing; Tanyaandamp;#8217;s Raw Triple Nut Chocolate Tart with hazelnuts, almonds, and pecans, and California strawberries. Feast on the full prix-fixed menu for $50. All of the guest chef menu items will be offered a la carte and the full Dragonfly menu will also be available.Attendees will also have the chance to win free yoga passes to one of Bordnerandamp;#8217;s classes and gift certificates to Dragonfly.Reservations are strongly recommended at 530-587-0557.Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Visit http://www.dragonflycuisine.com or like us on Facebook.Yurt Dinner with Douglas Dale and speaker Mark McLaughlinGuest chef Douglas Dale of Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s and guest speaker Mark McLaughlin, Yurt Dinner Fundraiser, Saturday, March 31, 6-8:30 p.m. Reservations are now being taken at 530-583-5475, cost is $85 per person and tickets are limited.This is a mountain dining experience you wonandamp;#8217;t soon forget. Your evening starts with a short presentation by Tahoe weather historian Mark McLaughlin. He will talk about this winterandamp;#8217;s wild and wacky weather and where it stands historically. He will also sell and autograph his two ski books, the double award-winning andamp;#8220;Longboards to Olympics: A Century of Tahoe Winter Sportsandamp;#8221; and his newly released andamp;#8220;Skiing at Lake Tahoe.andamp;#8221; Both books will be discounted to $20 each including tax, payable by cash or check. After the presentation chef Douglas Dale will delight the crowd with a three course meal. Ticket price includes your meal, a beverage and the presentation. This is an evening out for adults. All money raised benefits Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association. Reservations can be made at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City and 530-583-5475.This event is not tax-deductible. The per person fee includes tax.Jakeandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;Mountain Aloha Tuesdaysandamp;#8221; through April 3Doors open at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday night through April 3 at Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake for a Hawaiian themed apres ski party. Happy Hour until 6:30 p.m., and specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pus until 8 p.m., in addition to weekly charity raffles for lift tickets, gear and prizes. Need not be present to win. Raffle proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far Westandamp;#8217;s adaptive ski program. Co-sponsors include Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, Mountain Lotus Yoga, Tahoe City Chocolates, Big Truck Hats, Noble Hats, SnoHoe, Gravity Shop, Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s, Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City Martial Arts, Tubbs, Toiyabe Adventure Outfitters, Mountain Hard Wear, Elan Skis, N.U.T.S. New andamp; Used Tahoe Sports, Trilogy Spa, Clearwater Day Spa, and Tahoe City Marine Supply. Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. Call 530-583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.Save the Date for InnerRhythms Appetizers for the Arts!Save the Date for InnerRhythms signature event Appetizers for the Arts andamp;#8212; andamp;#8220;Cabernet and Cowboy Boots!andamp;#8221; on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. The Tahoe-Truckee Airport will again host this evening of culinary and performance excellence. Regional restaurants and wineries will be featured along with a performance by InnerRhythms Dance Theatre.For more information, please call InnerRhythms at 530-550-8464 or stop by the dance studios located at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Until they all come home… This past holiday season, in lieu of a Christmas tree at Truckee dining icon Wagon Train, owners Brian and Siobhan Smart encouraged families of our actively serving military to send in pictures of their loved ones oversees to hang in their coffee shop. The response was so overwhelming, with pictures arriving from veterans who had served in World Wars as well as those on active duty, the Smarts decided to keep hanging the photographs until andamp;#8220;all our troops come home.andamp;#8221; Show your respect and love for your hero and stop by Wagon Train, 11080 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee, across from the Depot) with a photograph of your hero to add to the tribute. Said Siobahn Smart, andamp;#8220;It doesnandamp;#8217;t matter if there are 10,000 or 100,000 will hang them up, with pride.andamp;#8221; You can also email your photographs to smartwagontrain@yahoo.com.Friday Night Martinis andamp; OystersEnjoy freshly shucked oysters (raw, shooters, or Rockefeller) and $5 specialty martinis from Jakeandamp;#8217;s new martini menu every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to close through March. Closing time may vary, please feel free to call 530-583-0188. Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake, Boatworks Mall, North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.