‘BBQ Weekend’ slated for Aug. 19-21 Resort at Squaw Creek | SierraSun.com

‘BBQ Weekend’ slated for Aug. 19-21 Resort at Squaw Creek

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212;-The popular BBQ Weekend returns to Resort at Squaw Creek Aug. 19-21 with cooking demonstrations, culinary and beverage tastings, and a no holds barred gourmet barbecue. Creative cuisine and beverages galore await attendees, including menu items and cooking demonstrations geared towards children. A BBQ Weekend package is available for two adults starting at $299 per Deluxe Guestroom, per night, based on a two-night minimum. Children 12-and-under can be added to the BBQ for $20 per night. Additional adults can be added for $50 per night. All access passes to all events are included in the package.

The weekend festivities kickoff Aug. 19 with a sushi and cocktail party on the Six Peaks Grille Deck. The offerings will feature a number of items from the sea including freshly-shucked Fanny Bay oysters, citrus ponzu marinated ahi tuna (Marshall Islands) makizushi with ripe avocado, strips of carrot, cucumber and sweet soy emulsion rolled in toasted nori, pan-seared spicy scallop makizushi, as well as several other rolls, including a vegetarian creation.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, mimosas and Bellinis will be served on the Six Peaks Deck 8-11 a.m. From noon-2 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek Executive Chef Jason Friendy will put his talents front and center with an interactive cooking demonstration and Spanish-themed lunch featuring several types of paella, including a tasty lobster version, paired with sangria. Children will be entertained by Chef Adrian Frutos, showing how to make homemade pizza dough. Youths participating in the BBQ Weekend will then create and eat their very own pizzas. Afterward, Chef Frutos will make his famous gourmet ice cream to share with the little ones.

The signature event of the weekend takes place Saturday evening, when the Chefand#8217;s-Style Gourmet BBQ is unveiled. A cold buffet rolls out with items such as a Sunshine Salad comprised of fresh grapefruit, watermelon, pineapple, strawberries and grapes, a bleu cheese and tomato salad with beefsteak tomatoes, scallions and Maytag bleu cheese, and a dish made of fire-roasted vegetables with oven-seared summer squash, bell peppers, red onions, roasted garlic, and grilled asparagus, headline chilled offerings. Guests will also find New York strip steak with caramelized cipollini onions served at the grill station, with other and#8220;Grand BBQand#8221; items such as mesquite-rubbed bone-in chicken, grilled tequila lime marinated shrimp, and house-smoked baby back pork ribs. An array of side dishes will complement the gourmet grilled cuisine.

Sunday morning wraps up with 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.