September 7th, 2016
Hello locals! Tourist season is ending which means you probably have a little time off…Woo! Just in time too, because the Autumn Food and Wine Festival in Truckee, CA is taking place this weekend. This 3 day celebration features a ton of great events like the Art of Mixology, Back Yard BBQ’s, and Farm-to-Tahoe Dinners. It is set at the Northstar and the Ritz Carlton Resorts, which means relaxing lodging and beautiful views to make for a deliciously relaxing treat for having worked so hard during the summer season. I’ve gone through and highlighted some of the events I’m most excited for below. Click here for a complete list of events and ticket options.
The Art of Mixology
4 to 5pm – Backyard Bar & BBQ, the Ritz Carlton – Learn how to create 3 unique cocktails complete with appetizer pairings!
Backyard Barbeque Family Cook Out
5 to 8pm – Backyard Bar & BBQ, the Ritz Carlton – Sample some of the best traditional barbeque North Tahoe and Truckee have to offer with live entertainment.
Farm to Tahoe Dinner
6 to 9pm – At the Zephyr Lodge, Northstar Mountain Resort – Take a gondola ride to try some amazing dishes made with sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.
8 to 11pm – The Living Room, The Ritz Carlton – Enjoy a Live DJ while trying some specially crafted cocktails.
Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair
11am to 5pm – The Village at Northstar – Take this chance to get your hands on some of the awesome food and ingredients used in the dishes at this festival.
BBQ & Brews Luncheon
11am to 1pm – Overlook, The Village at Northstar – Watch Chef Jason Gronlund perform culinary wonders and learn how to incorporate beer into your own prize winning BBQ creations.
Take a Hike! Progressive Picnic
11am to 2pm – Northstar Mountain – Meander through the beautiful Tahoe Forest lands while sampling local brews and foods on this guided hike.
Sips & Salutations
11:30am to 1:15 pm – Tahoe Yoga & Wellness, The Village at Northstar – Enjoy a flow-based yoga class followed by a wine tasting!
Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off
4:45 to 6pm – Village Stage, The Village at Northstar – Watch two renowned local chefs compete in this high energy event.
Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner
6 to 9pm – The Manzanita Terrace, The Ritz Carlton – Sit with your fellow foodies at a long family style table and enjoy a harvest feast with the best local food the sierras have to offer.
Tahoe Star Tour & Tin Barn Vineyards Wine Tasting
8:15 to 10pm – Northstar Cosmoarium, Castle Peak Parking Lot – Finish off the night with an impressive view of the night sky from the Northstar resort and taste a great variety of wines from the Tin Barn Vineyard.
Grand Tasting and Culinary Competition
1 to 4pm – The Village at Northstar and The Overlook – Sample food, wine, spirits, and beers made and paired by over 25 of the area’s best chefs.
Grand Marketplace Vendor Fair
11am to 4pm – The Village at Northstar – This will be your last chance to get your hands on some of the great ingredients used in the dishes you’ve sampled over the weekend. So make a list!
This is the 31st Annual Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, and it promises to be a comprehensive celebration of Northstar’s beauty and delights.