Truckee Tahoe dining news: Stone soup, Aloha Tuesdays, Avec Wine and Food Pairing and more |

Truckee Tahoe dining news: Stone soup, Aloha Tuesdays, Avec Wine and Food Pairing and more

Few things bring a community together better than food and music. Stone Soup, a weekly soup night in Truckee, melds this powerful combination into a special treat of homemade soup, friends, family, conversation, music, and most importantly community. On every Sunday, through March 27, a different volunteer group will chop, dice, and saut, then cook a huge pot of soup to share with anyone who walks in the door at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., 5-7 p.m. Call Kaili Sanchez, 530-582-4079,

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday night through March 29 at Jake’s on The Lake for a Hawaiian-themed aprs ski party. Happy Hour until 6:30 p.m., and specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pus until 8 p.m., in addition to weekly charity raffles for great prizes. Jakeandamp;#8217;s has teamed up with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, and other local businesses to co-sponsor this event. Each Mountain Aloha Tuesday night presents several opportunities to win lift tickets and gear. Raffle proceeds benefit local charity. Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake, Boatworks Mall, N. Lake Blvd., call 530-583-0188.

Avec Wine + Food, Truckeeandamp;#8217;s newest wine shop and market-caf, will be hosting a California-Italian wine and food pairing featuring wines by award-winning Santa Barbara winery, Palmina, Thursday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. Patrons are invited to enjoy a selection of flights of Palmina wine, paired with andamp;#8220;Cal-Italandamp;#8221; inspired bites for just $10. In addition to offering a wide range of wines available in tasting flights, by the glass or by the bottle, Avec is also the perfect go-to spot for Italian style deli sandwiches as well as nightly tapas and food specials. Located next to FiftyFifty Brewing Co. at The Rock multi-use center, 11209 Brockway Road, 101C, Truckee. Call 530-582-1903 or visit

An equal opportunity hot beverage purveyor and educator, Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s House of Coffee andamp; Good Eats will offer a free tea tasting class Thursday, March 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Truckee. The cafandamp;#8217;s featured tea provider is Red Blossom, a family-owned tea shop in San Franciscoandamp;#8217;s Chinatown. According to its web site, Red Blossom is a direct importer of fine teas and travels thousands of miles in search of rare varieties. The company specializes in traditionally crafted loose-leaf teas.Similar to last monthandamp;#8217;s coffee class, Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s will bust some myths about the tea culture. The casual gathering will cover loose-leaf basics, the differences between loose leaf and bagged tea and the history of the fascinating Red Blossom tea shop.andamp;#8220;Most people donandamp;#8217;t know all teas andamp;#8212; be it black, green, white or oolong andamp;#8212; come from the same plant; itandamp;#8217;s actually just the processing that is different,andamp;#8221; explains Katie Clifford, Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s general manager and resident tea drinking advocate.She adds herbal tea isnandamp;#8217;t technically andamp;#8220;teaandamp;#8221; because it comes from a different plant all together. Clifford developed a true passion for loose-leaf tea while visiting Nantou County in Taiwan, which is famous for its high-mountain oolong teas. andamp;#8220;I visited a oolong plantation where I had an opportunity to observe every step of the tea-making process,andamp;#8221; she recalls. andamp;#8220;I fell in love with these ancient teas and the experience that surrounded them.andamp;#8221;Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s is located at 10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, in the historic Loading Dock building. Open for breakfast and lunch featuring a full selection of handcrafted coffee, espresso drinks and fine teas. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 530-582-1040.

Howdy partner! You are cordially invited to save the date for Cabernet andamp; Cowboy Boots. By popular demand, InnerRhythms is resurrecting its infamous signature fundraising event andamp;#8220;Appetizers for the Artsandamp;#8221; with a twist or in this case a two-step on Thursday evening, March 24, 6-9 p.m.The theme this year features Old Town Truckee in its hay day. Enjoy the culinary arts and talents of your favorite local restaurateurs, sumptuous regional wineries, beer guzzling breweries, line dancing lessons, and of course a high-stepping performance by the InnerRhythms Dance Theatre.This event is historically the talk of the town. Please join InnerRhythms and belly up to the bar. For more information please call 530-550-8464.

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