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Dining | What’s happening out and about

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Editorandamp;#8217;s note: Submit your dining news to aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject, dining. You may include health tips, events, gluten-free recipes, whatever fires you up. Please include the 5ws: who, what, when, where and contact information. Submissions printed news space permitting.Tahoe City Wine WalkEnjoy andamp;#8220;Wines With A Viewandamp;#8221; and all the charms of Downtown Tahoe City, at the sixth annual Tahoe City Wine Walk, Saturday, June 23, noon-4 p.m.Promised to be andamp;#8220;the most fun you can have in Tahoe City in one afternoonandamp;#8221; the Tahoe City Wine Walk features 30 tasting locations at shops and businesses along the sidewalk and lakeside in Tahoe City. Premium wines will be paired with tasty morsels provided by area restaurants and caterers. Live music will be performed at three downtown locations.Tickets are available online at http://www.TahoeCityWineWalk.com. The cost $35 in advance or $45 if purchased on Wine Walk day. Your ticket gets you admission, wine tastes and treats, a commemorative wine glass and a andamp;#8220;gift bagandamp;#8221; of coupons and gifts from sponsors.Tahoe City Wine Walk is the Tahoe City Downtown Associationandamp;#8217;s Annual Solstice Festival highlight. Visit http://www.TahoeCityWineWalk.com.Announcing the new Sawtooth Ridge CafeSawtooth Ridge Cafe in Tahoe City is the new spot for entertainment on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Throughout the summer the Caf will host an ongoing music series featuring such names as The Shotgun Wedding Sting Quintet, Mojo Green Project, I Digress and A Thief at Heart.To accompany the music patrons can enjoy a signature libations, a wine list created by a master sommelier and a host of micro brews by the bottle and a standard bar. The Cafeandamp;#8217;s bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday nights from 5 p.m., with special events nightly. Tuesdays will feature any three micro brews for $10. Mix it up Wednesdays will showcase an artist, guest speaker or adventure film. On Thursdays, the Caf will host a martinis and jazz night. Putting a wrap on the week will be live entertainment or DJs, appearing on the 240 square foot stage, on Friday and Saturday nights. For a complete schedule visit facebook.com/Sawtooth Ridge Cafe.On June 22, the Cafe will begin serving a tapas bar menu featuring small bits on a southern flare with a California twist. Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is located 877 North Lake Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-583-2880 or email hillarytalbot@gmail.com.Farm to Table Dinner Event at Commons BeachThe Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA) announced reservations are now open for the Farm to Table Dinner, July 10 at Commons Beach. Only a limited number of tickets are available so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets to ensure availability.The Farm to Table Dinner offers a memorable lakeside dining experience prepared by four guest Chefs: Douglas Dale of Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s, Scott Yorkey of Jakeandamp;#8217;s, Elsa Corrigan of Mamasake and Lee Kresy of Sunnyside. The event begins lakeside at 6 p.m. where guests are treated to passed hors dandamp;#8217;oeuvres and wine from the Foothill Wineries, followed by a four-course meal. The evening is rounded out with desserts by Allison Sayles of Sugar Pine Cakery and live music by George Souza.The Farm to Table Dinner is a fundraising event for TCDA and 100 percent of the proceeds go to costs associated with sustaining the Foothill Farmers Market. Tickets are $125 per person at http://www.visittahoecity.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s in downtown Tahoe City or at Sugar Pine Cakery located in Lake Forest.Stella andamp;#8212; Farmerandamp;#8217;s market eventsFarmerandamp;#8217;s markets are one of the best resources for chefs and foodies alike to purchase produce and artisan ingredients the season and community have to offer. If youandamp;#8217;ve ever felt overwhelmed by the selection and shear number of items available, youandamp;#8217;re not alone. To get the most out of a farmerandamp;#8217;s market, you must approach the selection process with an open mind, letting the ingredients dictate what you will be cooking, not a singular recipe. In this class, The Cedar House and Stella Restaurant Executive Chef Jacob Burton will lead a guided tour through the Truckee Farmerandamp;#8217;s Market, discussing strategies for picking the freshest produce at the peak of its season. Once the produce is selected, accompany Chef Jacob back to the Stella kitchen where youandamp;#8217;ll take part in designing and preparing a unique lunch menu, which you will then sit down and enjoy. July 17 and Aug. 21, 9 a.m., $85 per person plus tax, limited class size. Meet at Stella, visit Farmers Market. Return to Stella for group cooking class. Estimated finish time is 1 p.m. For reservations call 530-582-565 or visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com.Farm Fresh Dinner at PlumpJack CafeWith the mountains as your backdrop and the creek by your side, join PlumpJack Cafe and a local farmer for a memorable farm-to-table outdoor dining experience.Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms to hand-select and then prepare the freshest ingredients for a multi-course meal paired with our favorite summer wines, Sept. 13, cost is $85, tax and gratuity not included.Space is limited, reservations must be made seven days in advance. Visit plumpjackcafe.com to make a reservation through OpenTable, or call 530-583-1578.Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn offersdining cruises aboard Wild Goose IIExperience lakefront dining and Tahoe’s rich boating heritage in one package. Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn invites guests to experience the gilded era of Lake Tahoe aboard the Wild Goose II and a lakefront lunch or dinner at the caf. The new Wild Goose package includes a scenic cruise around Lake Tahoe with a stop at West Shore Caf andamp; Innandamp;#8217;s expansive, lakefront patio for lunch or dinner. The Wild Goose II is a celebrated 36-foot Grand Craft Woody hand-crafted of Tahitian mahogany replicating the original Wild Goose runabout which shuttled passengers to popular locations around Lake Tahoe circa 1920.Reserve a Wild Goose II cruise to the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn at WestShoreCafe.com or by calling 530-525-5200.Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner seriesreturns benefiting nonprofitsSugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s popular Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series returns to Donner Summit featuring Chef Alan Davisandamp;#8217; French-inspired California cuisine, served in a stunning lakeside setting below a Palisades backdrop. Dining will be offered most Saturday and Sunday evenings July 22 through Sept. 16, with seating offered 5:30-9 p.m. In addition, each Sunday evening will showcase a different nonprofit partner from the Truckee/Tahoe community, with a portion of the eveningandamp;#8217;s proceeds benefiting their cause. This summerandamp;#8217;s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series dates, including special Sunday night non-profit partner evenings:July 22, Benefiting Donner Summit Historical SocietyJuly 29, Benefiting Young LifeAug. 12, Benefiting Truckee Trails FoundationAug. 19, Benefiting the Tahoe Institute for Natural ScienceAug. 25, TBAAug. 26, Benefiting the Truckee Donner Land TrustSept. 2, Benefiting Donner Summit Area Association)Sept. 16, Benefiting the Tahoe Forest Health System FoundationEvery evening is open to the public and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 530-426-7002. Visit http://www.sugarbowl.com/lake-mary-dinners for more information.Resort at Squaw Creek offer Nine andamp; Dine golf and dinner dealWith the return of the andamp;#8220;Nine andamp; Dine,andamp;#8221; golfers once again have an affordable option to play nine holes on the scenic Squaw Valley-located golf course in late afternoon and follow the time on the links with a prix fixe three-course dinner in Six Peaks Grille at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley. The andamp;#8220;Nine andamp; Dineandamp;#8221; is offered for $59 per person, inclusive of tax, but excluding a gratuity and is available Thursdays through summer and fall with a round of golf beginning 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner in Six Peaks Grille is served until 10 p.m.For andamp;#8220;Nine andamp; Dineandamp;#8221; reservations, call 530-581-6637. The offer is subject to availability, and may not be combined with any other offer.


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