Foodie news | Appetizers for the Arts, Wine & Restaurant Faire, West Shore cocktail contest slated |

Foodie news | Appetizers for the Arts, Wine & Restaurant Faire, West Shore cocktail contest slated

Editor’s note: Email your dining news to, subject: Dining news. Recipes, kitchen tips, gluten-free news, events all welcome. Attach images as high-resolution jpegs with identification, description and photo credit.InnerRhythms Appetizers for the Arts May 10InnerRhythms’ signature fundraising event “Appetizers for the Arts – Cabernet & Cowboy Boots Revisited” celebrates its 10th anniversary this year – a decade of dance.Showcasing the culinary arts and talents of the area’s favorite local restaurateurs Dragonfly, Moody’s, Taco Station, Cottonwood, Whip It Up Catering Chef/Owner Carey Krasensky, Best Pies, Diego’s, Amy’s Runway Deli and more. Plus, sumptuous regional wineries such as Truckee River Winery, Vina Castellano, Boot Hill Vineyards, Watts Winery, wines from Larkspur Truckee Hotel and breweries will pour.Performances by InnerRhythms Dance Theatre will also be featured. Go on down to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport Event Center in your best western wear on Thursday, May 10, 6-9 p.m.Get yer tickets at $55 per person, or stake yer claim for a $400 posse of 10 form an InnerRhythms student, parents or board members, or call 530-550-8464 for credit card purchase.This celebration is sponsored by the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, EventMasters, Sierra Sun and Eco Print & Imaging. Visit, email or call 530-550-8464.May food and wine pairingThursday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. taste four wines poured by featured winemaker Michael Keenan Winery paired with four courses of gourmet cuisine created by Executive Chef Scott Yorkey at Jake’s On The Lake. Cost is $38 per person age 21+. Space is limited, guaranteed reservations required. This is the last of Jake’s Winter/Spring wine pairing series. Call 530-583-0188 to reserve your spot. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. Visit out your Dining for Schools card and put it to useDig out your Dining for Schools card and enjoy one of your favorite local restaurants. Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s Dining for Schools cards, which give diners a discount at select Tahoe Truckee area restaurants, are valid at all participating restaurants, Sunday-Thursday, through June 15. Dining for Schools cards are valid for 50 percent off entrees at participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants. Cards cost $45 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use during the specified program dates. The cards are available at Porters Sport locations (Tahoe City and Truckee), Save Mart and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at Wine & Restaurant FaireAs one of the oldest and most successful events in the Truckee-Tahoe Region, Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner ramps up for the Wine & Restaurant Faire to mark the 38th year, Saturday, June 2, 5-7:30 p.m. at Coyote Moon, 10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.The event supports the Truckee-Donner community by contributing funds to Truckee High School scholarships, youth education programs, families and children in need and senior programs. Last year SITD raised more than $20,000 dedicating 100 percent of all proceeds to supporting these and many other critical programs. The SITD Wine & Restaurant Faire is an evening filled with leading wines from across California as well as a diverse offering of culinary favorites to inspire the ultimate experience. Topping off the evening is both a silent and live auction with gifts, services and prizes promised to pique many interests. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door available at Dickson Realty, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Physical Therapy and at the door. Contact Sandy Horn at 530-414-0449.West Shore cocktail contestThe West Shore Caf is pleased to announce their second annual cocktail contest where participants are challenged to submit and help select the best recipe for the West Shore Caf’s new signature Moonlight Mojito cocktail. Recipe submissions for the cocktail contest are now live on the website where participants are welcome to submit their favorite mojito recipes for consideration until Tuesday, June 5. The top 10 recipe submissions will be tasted, sipped, and scrutinized by attendees at the cocktail contest held at the West Shore Caf. Guests will purchase a voting and drink ticket ballot which will allow them to cast their vote for their favorite mojito entry. The winning recipe will be declared the West Shore Caf & Inn’s signature summer mojito, or the “Moonlight Mojito.” In addition to bragging rights, the Moonlight Mojito Cocktail Contest winner will receive a 2012/2013 season pass to Homewood Mountain Resort, as well as a two-night stay and $100 dining credit at the West Shore Caf & Inn. Saturday, June 9, 2-5 p.m., 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, call 530-525-5200 or email info@westshorecafe.comEach ballot is $20 and contains 10 mojito sampling tickets and an official voting ballot.

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