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Foodie news | Some delicious dining opportunities await

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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.Do it Dockside for the holidaysDockside 700 Wine Bar andamp; Grill offers spectacular events lakefront at the Tahoe City Marina. They specialize in events, focusing on guestsandamp;#8217; enjoyment of each otherandamp;#8217;s company. The stage is set with amazing food and a picturesque venue. The restaurantandamp;#8217;s boathouse room is a perfect size for a meeting, corporate dinner, holiday party, celebration, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch for up to 40 people. For weddings and larger events groups of up to 120 can be accommodated.Order your Christmas to go dinner by Dec. 21, your New Year dinner by Dec. 28 at 530-581-0303. Visit dockside.com or drop by 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.Dragonfly December special supports local businessesandamp;#8216;Tis the season of giving! After your holiday shopping at any of the wonderful shops in downtown Truckee, an excellent discounted meal awaits you at Dragonfly. Simply present a receipt showing an expenditure of $25 or more at a local business establishment, and 25 percent will be taken off an entire tableandamp;#8217;s lunch or dinner bill for the food items (not valid on alcohol purchases). Dragonfly Restaurant wants to encourage visitors and locals to support the downtown Truckee merchants with this holiday special, valid Dec. 1-20.Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, right in the heart of downtown Truckee. Reservations for dinner are recommended at 530-587-0557. The Sushi Bar is first come, first served. Check out Dragonfly at http://www.dragonflycuisine.com or andamp;#8220;likeandamp;#8221; on Facebook.The Ritz-Carlton offers festive seasonHall andamp; Roessler Cellars Winemakerandamp;#8217;s Dinner in Manzanita. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu designed by Chef de Cuisine, Jacob Ramos, paired with wine selections from Hall andamp; Roessler Cellars, Dec. 22 – 7:30 p.m., $175 per person.Christmas Dinner in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Dec. 25. Seatings 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Celebrate a traditional Christmas Night Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe over an extravagant buffet of seasonal, culinary delights with sumptuous favorites for the entire family. Adults $95, children 4-10 $35, children under 4 complimentary.New Yearandamp;#8217;s Eve Dining in Manzanita, early seating, Dec. 31, 5-6:30 p.m. Enjoy the seasonal specialties of Chef de Cuisine, Jacob Ramos, on his featured a la carte menu.New Yearandamp;#8217;s Eve Celebration in Manzanita, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ring in the New Year on this magical night with a four-course prix fixe tasting menu with a champagne toast, music, dancing, and party favors. Cost is $200 per guest.New Yearandamp;#8217;s Eve Dinner Buffet in the Pines Ballroom, Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate the impending arrival of 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe over a sumptuous buffet of seasonal, culinary delights with favorites for the entire family. Adults $70, children 5-12 $20, children under 5 complimentary.For reservations and more information call 530-562-3000 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe.All prices exclusive of applicable tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.