27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival announces results from Sept. 9 event
TAHOE/TRUCKEE – Best Food and Wine Pairings:Gold: Granlibakken Lodge – Mushroom stuffed with Red Lentil Hash, Chevre, Duck and Red Currant, Morgan 2010 Pinot NoirSilver: Jake’s On the Lake – Seared Scallop, Wente 2010 ChardonnayBronze: North Tahoe Catering – Chile-Smoked Beef Tender, Roasted Peach Truffle Sauce/Beet/Yukon Chip, Renwood 2010 Old Vine ZinfandelBest Pairing Food and Beverages (other than wine):Gold: Hard Rock Caf, Lake Tahoe – Bayou Shrimp Burger with BBQ Coleslaw, Charbay Artisan Distillery, Blood Orange Vodka NegroniBest White Wine:Gold: Wither Hills 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough New Zealand)Silver: Wente 2010 Chardonnay (Monterey)Bronze: ZD Winery 2010 Chardonnay (Napa Valley)Best Red Wine:Gold: Frank Family 2010 Pinot Noir (Napa Valley)Silver: Morgan 2010 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia 12 Clones)Bronze: Renwood 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador)Best Food:Gold: Jake’s On the Lake – Seared ScallopSilver: Six Peaks Grille – Roasted Beet Salad, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Shallots, Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette.Bronze: Hawk’s Restaurant – House-Smoked Duroc Pork Belly, Sweet Corn Pudding, Mariposa Plums2012 Blazing Pans Champion:Elsa Corrigan – Mamasake2012 People’s Choice Awards:Best Food and Wine Pairings: The Chocolate Bar – Turkey En Crepinette with Sweet Potato Gaufrette, Francis Coppola 2009 Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)Best Food: The Chocolate Bar – Turkey En Crepinette with Sweet Potato GaufretteBest Red Wine: Stanger Vineyards 2006 Syrah Library Reserve (Westside Paso Robles)Best White Wine: ZD Winery 2010 Chardonnay (Napa Valley)Best Pairing Food and Beverages (other than wine):Hard Rock Caf, Lake Tahoe – Bayou Shrimp Burger with BBQ ColeslawCharbay Artisan Distillery – Blood Orange Vodka NegroniBest Table Presentation: Northstar California Resort
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