May 18, 2016
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Enjoy an evening of culinary delights, delectable wines and live music as you dine alfresco at the 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Squaw Valley.
Presented by the Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) and powered by MTN ROOTS food truck, this popular annual culinary event is taking place in partnership with Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows during the 4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival.
The dinner features an Argentinean Asado theme and highlights locally sourced organic ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub, and the culinary creativity of five local Squaw Valley chefs in an effort to raise awareness of sustainable farming. In line with the Squaw Valley Institute’s desire to inspire uncommon conversations, this event emphasizes the progressive movement toward the use of fresh ingredients, seasonality and sustainable local farming.
Featured chefs include; Elsa Corrigan, Mamasake Executive Chef, Jack Connell, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn’s Executive Chef, Tiffany Swan, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Executive Chef, Michael Garcia, Rocker at Squaw Head Chef and a surprise local celebrity chef.
The five-course meal is being expertly paired with three wine selections. Beer connoisseurs can also sample hand crafted local brews from Incline Village based Alibi Ale Works. The beer line-up varies between traditional European styles, fresh interpretations of hop-forward American beers, and innovative one-offs that aim to expand your beer horizons.
The evening features live jazz music by the Bayberry Cast and a special presentation about the Lake Tahoe area by local historian David C. Antonucci. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm followed by an alfresco dinner on the KT sundeck at 7pm. Farm to Table tickets are $100 per person for SVI Members and $125 for the general public. Tickets include all food and beverages for the evening as well as gratuity. Advance ticket reservations are strongly recommended. Seating is limited.
Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org to purchase.
The Farm to Table Dinner takes place as part of the 4th Annual Made in Tahoe Festival. This one-of-a-kind event is held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 & 29 in the Village at Squaw Valley. It hosts a wide array of offerings that are either made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Local artisans, businesses, organizations, culinary experts and entertainers all come together to celebrate ‘all things Made in Tahoe’ including music, food, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and more. Festival attendees explore over 70 vendor booths and enjoy performances by Tahoe Flow artists, Truckee Dance Factory and Tahoe Truckee School of Music students throughout the weekend.
“I am proud to see the progression of this one-of-a-kind local event and honored that SVI has added a culinary experience to the weekend this year,” said Matt Reardon, Executive Director of Squaw Valley Institute and creator of the inaugural Made In Tahoe Festival. “Caroline Ross and her team at the Squaw Valley Neighborhood Company have done an exemplary job taking this festival to a new level”.
Proceeds from the dinner benefit The Squaw Valley Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, wellness, education and adventure. The goal is to enrich our mountain culture and inspire uncommon conversations to effect innovative and authentic change for a stronger future. SVI memberships are available that include admission to most events. For information about how to become an SVI member, upcoming SVI programming, and event tickets visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org.
Photo by Keoki Flagg