Truckee Tahoe dining snippets
Editorandamp;#8217;s note: E-mail your dining news to email@example.com, subject: dining news. Recipes, kitchen tips, gluten-free news, events all welcome. Attach images as high-resolution jpegs with identification, description and photo credit.May is Locals Appreciation Month at DragonflyDragonfly is rolling out its popular half priced dinner menu available seven evenings a week throughout the month of May. Locally-owned Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is the perfect place to shake off the winter doldrums and celebrate spring with friends and family while taking advantage of the best off-season deal in town. Locals may recall that Monday is typically the night when a great deal can be found at Dragonfly with its tempting half-priced menu. Now, dinner menu items including a brand new sushi menu, all appetizers and all entrees are half priced, continuing through the month of May! Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Rd., right in the heart of downtown Truckee. Dinner is served 5-9:30 p.m. Reservations for dinner are recommended. The Sushi Bar is first come, first served. Check out Dragonfly at http://www.dragonflycuisine.com, find on Faceboook or call 530-587-0557.Best of Tahoe ChefsTahoe Forest Health Systemandamp;#8217;s 12th annual Best of Tahoe Chefs andamp;#8220;Denim and Diamondsandamp;#8221; fundraiser welcomes guests to the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe, Sunday, May 22, to sport their jeans, add a bit of sparkle and prepare for a rip-roaring good time andamp;#8212; all while raising money for Tahoe Forest Cancer Center Programs. At the 12th annual Best of Tahoe Chefs, guests will be treated to favorite culinary creations from 20 North Lake Tahoe and Truckee top chefs.The signature sponsor for the 12th annual Best of Tahoe Chefs is Northstar-at-Tahoe in conjunction with Vail Resortsandamp;#8217; Echo Program.The evening will also include a Rodeo Roper, wine tastings from seven wineries including Constellation, Gold Note, Jessup Cellars, Lone Buffalo, Truckee River Winery, Uncorked and Wente Winery along with a silent and live auction, video presentation sponsored by Squaw Valley USA and special surprise entertainment.Tahoe Forest Health Systemsandamp;#8217; 2011 Best of Tahoe Chefs is proud to continue its giving, andamp;#8220;Straight from the Heart.andamp;#8221; Unlike a normal silent auction in which individuals bid on items or services and the highest bid wins the item, the Straight from the Heart program provides an opportunity for all participants to andamp;#8220;winandamp;#8221; by making purchases that will directly benefit local cancer patients. Tickets are $175 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10 people. Purchase online at http://www.bestoftahoechefs.org or call 530-582-6271.A limited number of discounted room rates at $150 are available at the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe for May 22. Call to make a reservation for Best of Tahoe Chefs rate at 800-514-4685.Calling all bartenders:Spirit of the West Shore cocktail competitionCalling all bartenders and elixir aficionados – Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn will kick off summer 2011 with the Spirit of the West Shore cocktail competition Saturday, May 28. Those who have a must-try drink thatandamp;#8217;s perfect for sipping on warm summer days are invited to submit their recipes for consideration by Friday, May 13. The top ten recipe submitters will be invited to the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn Saturday, May 28 to prepare their delicious thirst-quenchers for a panel of taste-testing judges. The judgesandamp;#8217; favorite will be deemed West Shore Caf andamp; Innandamp;#8217;s signature cocktail. The winner receives bragging rights and a 2011/2012 season pass to Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain resorts. Recipe submissions may be entered at WestShoreCafe.com.In addition to the Spirit of the West Shore cocktail contest, guests are invited to enjoy the entire Memorial Day holiday weekend at the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn.For additional information about the Spirit of the West Shore cocktail competition, Memorial Day weekend, or to make a restaurant or lodging reservation, visit WestShoreCafe.com or call 530-525-5200. The West Shore Caf andamp; Inn is located at 5160 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood.Tahoe City Wine Walk 2011Discover Wines with a View and Downtown Tahoe City , June 18, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine. Sip shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels fromacclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Tickets are on sale now at the following Tahoe City locations: Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s, The Store, Uncorked in the Cobblestone Center, James Harold Galleries at the Boatworks Mall, North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center. Tickets $30 before June 18, $40 day of the event, cash only.Soroptimist seeks sponsors and donationsSoroptimist International of Truckee Donner is busy with preparations for their 37th Annual Wine and Restaurant Faire. This yearandamp;#8217;s event will be held Saturday, June 4 at Coyote Moon Golf Course, 5-7:30 p.m. The generous support from sponsors, Wells Fargo Bank, ODL, Coldwell Banker and the Sierra Sun, as well as many silent auction donations from the community will guarantee this yearandamp;#8217;s event will be a huge success. If you would like information on how you can support Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner by sponsoring this event or donating a silent auction prize, please contact Nancy Davis at 530-550-1433. All proceeds from this event benefit Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner who works to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the local community and the world.