Foodie news | Dining events abound around town
West Shore Caf family barbecueGuests are invited to celebrate Independence Day at the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn, 5160 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood with a family fun barbecue on the lawn from noon-4 p.m. For those looking to enjoy the evening at the West Shore Caf, the Lakeside Lounge, a chic outdoor bar, is a great place for guests to relax with a lake view and open fire pits, while enjoying the barandamp;#8217;s signature Moonlight Mojito Cocktail. The West Shore Caf also offers 30 complimentary buoys for boaters as well as boat valets available until 10 p.m. Visit WestShoreCafe.com for information.Fourth of July festivities at Dragonfly Kick off this yearandamp;#8217;s Independence Day with a little Americana at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Chef Billy McCullough invites guests to enjoy a parade viewing party, complete with mimosas on July 4 starting at 10 a.m. and a classic Lobster Bake on July 6.Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar hosts Lobster Night every first Friday. The three-course meal is priced at $42 and begins with New England clam chowder.Second course is the main event, a one and a half pound Maine lobster with all the fixings, followed by a revitalizing fresh fruit sorbet for dessert. Lobster is available a la carte for $37 without fixings.Call 530-587-0557 to reserve your spot by July 3 for Lobster Night, and as soon as possible for July 4 seating. 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 andamp;#8212; 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.The TCDA partners with the Tahoe City Public Utility District to ensure that key events and programs like Farmerandamp;#8217;s Market, Concerts at Commons Beach, and the Fourth of July Fireworks Show are sustainable and continue to enhance the quality of life in Tahoe City.Visit http://www.visittahoecity.org or andamp;#8220;likeandamp;#8221; the Tahoe City Downtown Associationandamp;#8217;s Facebook page.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.Mountain Area Preservationandamp;#8217;s25th Anniversary and Sierra Forage DinnerMountain Area Preservation will host its 4th annual Sierra Forage Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, 5:30-10 p.m. at Stella Restaurant at the Cedar House in Truckee. As part of their 25th anniversary celebration Mountain Area Preservation will feature a locally sourced farm-fresh meal served family style. There will be a no-host bar, live music, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are $125 each and all proceeds will help Mountain Area Preservation continue working to preserve the local environment and community character. To buy your tickets go to http://www.mapf.orgFor information contact Alexis at 530-582-6571 or email Alexis@mapf.org Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoeandamp;#8220;Grand Dining Adventureandamp;#8221; RaffleThe Humane Society has joined forces with area restaurants to create an adventure in dining.For the ticket price of $10, youandamp;#8217;ll have the opportunity to win 10 $100 gift certificates to the finest restaurants in Truckee/Tahoe. Second and third place prizes will have you enjoying dinners too.The lucky winner will receive $100 gift certificates to the following restaurants: Campo in Reno, Nev. Chocolate Bar at Northstar; Grahamandamp;#8217;s; Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake; Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; Mikuni at Northstar; Pianetta; River Grille; Tahoe Mountain Brewing; and Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s.Additional Grand Dining Adventure Prizes supplied by: Soule Domain, Moodyandamp;#8217;s, Zia Lina, Fat Cat Caf, Auld Dubliner, Lakeside Pizza, Bridgetender, Hacienda Del Lago, Thai Kitchen, Hawaiian Grill and more.The winning ticket will be drawn at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoeandamp;#8217;s featured nonprofit night at Truckee Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Score six tickets for $50 and 12 tickets for $100.Call HSTT at 530-587-5948 to purchase tickets today.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. Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn offers dining 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.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.
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