North Tahoe Booster Club Fundraiser | Elegant Affair a tasteful event

Vicki Kahn
Special to the Sun
Wolfdale's chef/owner Douglas Dale puts the finishing touches on a delectable smoked trout, poached pear and edamame hors d'oeuvre.

TAHOE CITY and#8212; Despite the fact that the Reno fires were raging, everyone at the Boatworks Mall was stoked to get his and her party on Friday, Nov. 18 at the annual Elegant Affair held at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. A longtime November tradition, the Elegant Affair was started more than 25 years ago by the North Tahoe Soroptimist organization, which has since become defunct. Luckily, the North Tahoe Boosters Club came along and continued this holiday season kick-off event, which always brings the locals out of the woodwork!

Everyone arrived at the shopping complex in sartorial elegance. Thirty top-tier wineries poured to everyone’s delight with 20 food purveyors serving up some of the tastiest tidbits this side of the state line. Two breweries and one coffee tasting rounded out the event’s offerings. Some of the delicious standouts included River Grill’s seared sea scallops served with gingered sweet potatoes and a mango-lime beurre blanc and the restaurant’s duck raviolis served with mushroom and Madeira sauce. Organizers including Lisa Adams, Jeff and#8220;Oxand#8221; Oxandaboure, Cindy Robyns, Marina Jacks and Stacy Goodwin did a great job of pulling off the big event without a hitch. No figures on the monies raised were in at press time, but about 325 guests helped support the boosters’ worthwhile cause.

and#8220;Since we took over the Elegant Affair in 2004 we have funneled more than $400,000 into the North Tahoe High School and Middle School athletic programs,and#8221; said Deanna Myers, president of the North Tahoe Boosters Club. and#8220;We’re a bunch of dedicated parents who want to keep sports alive in our local schools.and#8221;

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