Editor’s note: Submit your dining news to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject, dining. You may include health tips, events, gluten-free recipes, whatever fires you up. Please include the 5ws: who, what, when, where and contact information. Submissions printed news space permitting.Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe to host Big Day Out“Big Day Out” Pool Party andamp; Barbecue is open to the public. Enjoy a delicious barbecue, drink specials, live entertainment and all-day access to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort pool, Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices for non-guests are adults $50, children (12 and under) $25. Includes resort pool access, all-you-can-eat barbecue, live entertainment and valet parking. For reservations contact Manzanita at 530-562-3000 or visit www.manzanitalaketahoe.com.Senior Evening Trip Dinner and ConcertThe Orchestra and Community Choral Artist of the Tahoe Area, or TOCCATA, are performing their 7th anniversary concert in Reno on Monday, July 30. The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an evening outing for seniors which will feature a dinner stop in Reno, followed by the 7th Anniversary Concert, 7-9 p.m.Cost is $25 per person and will cover transportation and admission to the TOCCATA 7th Anniversary Concert. Depart from Tahoe City at 3:30 p.m. stopping for dinner in Reno, and returning to Tahoe City at approximately 10 p.m. Each person will be responsible for their own food and beverage. Concert will sell out fast and we have limited space available. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 25, with the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department at 530-583-3440 or email at email@example.com.Blackout BINGO nightSecond Tuesday of each month, Red Lion Productions presents Blackout Bingo Night at Jake’s On The Lake featuring North Lake Tahoe’s premier bingo caller, Rusty Reams, and surprise guest. Free to play, drink specials, prizes, and lots of silly fun. 21+ with identification. For more information call 530-583-0188 or visit www.jakestahoe.com. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., inside Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall. Sip andamp; Savor July Culinary Eventsat the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe The Art of the Cocktail, The Living Room, Friday evenings, 4-5:30 p.m., $40 per person. Discover the art of creating the perfect cocktail, where you will be treated to an experience designed to educate and entertain. Advance reservations are required. Includes a flight of three cocktails and canaps.Master Cooking Class, Manzanita, Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m., $70 per person. Experience the taste of style and share your passion for cooking in this informative cooking class presented by the chef de cuisine of Manzanita. Work alongside a professional chef in the open kitchen in Manzanita to learn cooking techniques that will make you a “star chef” in your own kitchen. Reservations required. Space is limited. Price includes a three-course dinner.Wine Dinner, Manzanita, Thursday, July 26, 5:30-10 p.m. (Last seating at 8:30 p.m.), $120 per person. Spend an unforgettable evening enjoying exquisite cuisine and a selection of award-winning wines from Seghesio Family Vineyards. This exceptional four-course dinner will be specially prepared under the hand of the chef de cuisine Jacob Ramos. Various elements come together in a symphony of wine, food, pairing and impeccable service.Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe for information.Stella — Farmer’s market eventsFarmer’s markets are one of the best resources for chefs and foodies alike to purchase produce and artisan ingredients the season and community have to offer. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the selection and shear number of items available, you’re not alone. To get the most out of a farmer’s market, you must approach the selection process with an open mind, letting the ingredients dictate what you will be cooking, not a singular recipe. In this class, The Cedar House and Stella Restaurant Executive Chef Jacob Burton will lead a guided tour through the Truckee Farmer’s Market, discussing strategies for picking the freshest produce at the peak of its season. Once the produce is selected, accompany Chef Jacob back to the Stella kitchen where you’ll take part in designing and preparing a unique lunch menu, which you will then sit down and enjoy. July 17 and Aug. 21, 9 a.m., $85 per person plus tax, limited class size. Meet at Stella, visit Farmers Market. Return to Stella for group cooking class. Estimated finish time is 1 p.m. For reservations call 530-582-565 or visit www.cedarhousesporthotel.com.Announcing the new Sawtooth Ridge CafeSawtooth Ridge Cafe in Tahoe City is the new spot for entertainment on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Throughout the summer the Caf will host an ongoing music series featuring such names as The Shotgun Wedding Sting Quintet, Mojo Green Project, I Digress and A Thief at Heart.To accompany the music patrons can enjoy a signature libations, a wine list created by a master sommelier and a host of micro brews by the bottle and a standard bar. The Cafe’s bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday nights from 5 p.m., with special events nightly. Tuesdays will feature any three micro brews for $10. Mix it up Wednesdays will showcase an artist, guest speaker or adventure film. On Thursdays, the Caf will host a martinis and jazz night. Putting a wrap on the week will be live entertainment or DJs, appearing on the 240 square foot stage, on Friday and Saturday nights. For a complete schedule visit facebook.com/Sawtooth Ridge Cafe.Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is located 877 North Lake Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-583-2880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinnerseries to benefit nonprofitsSugar Bowl’s popular Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series returns to Donner Summit featuring Chef Alan Davis’ French-inspired California cuisine, served in a stunning lakeside setting below a Palisades backdrop. Dining will be offered most Saturday and Sunday evenings July 22 through Sept. 16, with seating offered 5:30-9 p.m. In addition, each Sunday evening will showcase a different nonprofit partner from the Truckee/Tahoe community, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefiting their cause. This summer’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series dates, including special Sunday night nonprofit partner evenings:July 22, Benefiting Donner Summit Historical SocietyJuly 29, Benefiting Young LifeAug. 12, Benefiting Truckee Trails FoundationAug. 19, Benefiting the Tahoe Institute for Natural ScienceAug. 25, TBAAug. 26, Benefiting the Truckee Donner Land TrustSept. 2, Benefiting Donner Summit Area Association)Sept. 16, Benefiting the Tahoe Forest Health System FoundationEvery evening is open to the public and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 530-426-7002. Visit www.sugarbowl.com/lake-mary-dinners for more information.Mountain Area Preservation’s25th Anniversary and Sierra Forage DinnerMountain Area Preservation will host its 4th annual Sierra Forage Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, 5:30-10 p.m. at Stella Restaurant at the Cedar House in Truckee. As part of their 25th anniversary celebration Mountain Area Preservation will feature a locally sourced farm-fresh meal served family style. There will be a no-host bar, live music, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are $125 each and all proceeds will help Mountain Area Preservation continue working to preserve the local environment and community character. To buy your tickets go to www.mapf.orgFor more information contact Alexis at 530-582-6571 or email Alexis@mapf.org.Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn offers dining cruises aboard Wild Goose IIExperience lakefront dining and Tahoe's rich boating heritage in one package. Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn invites guests to experience the gilded era of Lake Tahoe aboard the Wild Goose II and a lakefront lunch or dinner at the caf. The new Wild Goose package includes a scenic cruise around Lake Tahoe with a stop at West Shore Caf andamp; Inn’s expansive, lakefront patio for lunch or dinner. The Wild Goose II is a celebrated 36-foot Grand Craft Woody hand-crafted of Tahitian mahogany replicating the original Wild Goose runabout which shuttled passengers to popular locations around Lake Tahoe circa 1920.Reserve a Wild Goose II cruise to the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn at WestShoreCafe.com or by calling 530-525-5200.Resort at Squaw Creek offer Nine andamp; Dine golf and dinner dealWith the return of the “Nine andamp; Dine,” golfers have an affordable option to play nine holes on the scenic Squaw Valley-located golf course in late afternoon and follow the time on the links with a prix fixe three-course dinner in Six Peaks Grille at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley. The “Nine andamp; Dine” is offered for $59 per person, inclusive of tax, but excluding a gratuity and is available Thursdays through summer and fall with a round of golf beginning 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner in Six Peaks Grille is served until 10 p.m.For “Nine andamp; Dine” reservations, call 530-581-6637. The offer is subject to availability, and may not be combined with any other offer. Farm Fresh Dinner at PlumpJack CafeWith the mountains as your backdrop and the creek by your side, join PlumpJack Cafe and a local farmer for a memorable farm-to-table outdoor dining experience.Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms to hand-select and then prepare the freshest ingredients for a multi-course meal paired with our favorite summer wines, Sept. 13, cost is $85, tax and gratuity not included.Space is limited, reservations must be made seven days in advance. Visit plumpjackcafe.com to make a reservation through OpenTable, or call 530-583-1578.
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