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Delicious dishes served up Labor Day at Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Pettite GilweeSpecial to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Forget planning a Labor Day menu. Escape to Lake Tahoe, where all the preparation for one of the countryandamp;#8217;s most favorite food holidays is arranged for you at the first-ever Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week.Take a hearty hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail, mountain bike the famed Flume Trail or spend the day kayaking Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s picturesque waters, then head to one of the 30 restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe menus andamp;#8212; all at exceptional values andamp;#8212; as part of the seven-day celebration, Sept. 5-12. Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week attendees also save on lodging, up to 35 percent off, simply by booking at participating properties.It canandamp;#8217;t get any easier as there are no passes, tickets or coupons needed to take part in Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week. Instead guests simply visit their favorite Lake Tahoe eatery, historic bistro or charming resort, all of which are offering three-course, prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person (tax and gratuity not included) to indulge in the regionandamp;#8217;s most delicious offerings. Reservations, however, are recommended.Lake Tahoe chefs wonandamp;#8217;t disappoint, with many employing local, seasonal and organic ingredients for the freshest of dishes. In South Lake Tahoe, 19 Kitchen andamp; Bar has lobster corn chowder and beef medallions fromage, with Fresh Ketch providing a stuffed halibut with shrimp, lobster, scallops, Brie, dill and lemon beurre blanc. For authentic Mexican, Latin Soul has lamb steak with goat cheese crust and caramel flan with seasonal berries. Donandamp;#8217;t miss the maple leaf duck breast at Edgewood Restaurant. Itandamp;#8217;s served up with an apple ginger sauce and sweet potato gnocchi, and can be paired with a 2006 BR Cohn, Silver Label, Cabernet.North Lake Tahoe restaurants are also pulling out all the stops and Cottonwood Restaurant is offering a pine nut crusted Asian Basa with a tomato and dill beurre blanc and roasted autumn vegetables. River Grill has green chard raviolis with Sonoma goat cheese and portabella mushrooms, while Six Peaks Grille is providing a pan seared Bristol Bay salmon (with $2 of every $30 three-course dinner going to the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center). Right on the lake, Lone Eagle Grille has a mesquite grilled New York steak over watercress and red cabbage salad.The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce are Lake Tahoe Restaurant Weekandamp;#8217;s presenting sponsors.Media partners are Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, Lake Tahoe Traveler Touch Tour, Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine, Sierra Heritage Magazine, the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Chow, Lake Tahoe Action, the Tahoe Daily Tribune and Tahoe TV.The Tahoe City Downtown Association, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the Squaw Valley Institute are event Community Partners.To learn more about Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, a list of participating dining establishments and their downloadable prix-fixe menus, lodging discounts and how to take part, visit http://www.TahoeRestaurantWeek.com or call Pettit Gilwee Public Relations at (530) 583-2138.andamp;#8212; Submitted to the Sun via aedgett@sierrasun.com