The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Four-Star resort, will welcome foodies from around the world to their property September 11-13, 2015 during the 30th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival. The resort will host special events over the course of the weekend including Art of Mixology, a Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner and the Wine Inspired Painted Vine Event. Stanley Miller, executive chef at the resort, says, “Every year, the Autumn Food & Wine Festival signals the start of one of the best times of year to be in Lake Tahoe. The fall colors, flavors and special culinary events make it the perfect time to be in the region. We look forward to welcoming guests to the resort to participate in the new and returning events we have planned for this year’s event weekend.” Highlights of the festival include:
Art of Mixology
On Friday, Sept. 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, participants will learn how to use infused liquor to create summer cocktails paired with freshly prepared herbs from the chef’s garden. The event will take place at The Backyard Bar & BBQ at The Ritz-Carlton and will feature three cocktails paired with appetizers. Cost is $40 USD per person and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Wine Inspired Painted Vine Event
In partnership with The Painted Vine, a local business based in Truckee, Calif. the festival will offer an evening of wine tasting and painting on Friday, Sept. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m in Cafe Blue. The night will include a painting class for two, cheese and dessert stations, wine and beverages. Cost is $100 USD per person. 48-hour advance reservations are required.
Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner
On Saturday, Sept. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. guests are invited to the Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner featuring a family-style dinner presentation of a special harvest menu prepared by Stanley Miller, executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu incorporates fresh, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Guests will be seated together at a long table on the Manzanita Terrace to enjoy six courses with wine pairings al fresco, accompanied by the surrounding mountains views. Cost is $125 USD per person with wine pairings.
The culinary weekend concludes Sunday, September 13 in The Village at Northstar with the Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting of which the culinary team from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will participate in.
Tickets can be purchased and more information about the weekend’s events can be found online at www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
For more information on hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe or call 800-241-3333.
For more information about events and to make dining reservations at The Ritz-Carlton call: 530-562-3000.