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.Senior evening dinner and TOCCATA concertThe Orchestra and Community Choral Artist of the Tahoe Area, or TOCCATA, are performing their 7th anniversary concert in Reno, Nev. on Monday, July 30. The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an outing for seniors featuring 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. 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 limited space is available. 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.Dragonfly to host seafood sustainability event Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar's Billy McCullough will host a seafood sustainability event on Wednesday, July 25. The evening will begin with a free screening of the documentary “Red Gold” at 6:15 p.m. followed by an open discussion with McCullough and a Trout Unlimited representative. Sample Bristol Bay's salmon at a dinner following the film and discussion.“Red Gold” sheds light on the plight of Bristol Bay, which produces the world's largest sockeye salmon fisheries and one of the largest king salmon runs. As wild salmon populations disappear, Bristol Bay had been largely untouched by development but is now threatened by foreign mining corporations.The dinner begins at 8 p.m. and includes Bristol Bay salmon in three different appetizers (cured, seared and in sushi), a cedar-plank roasted sockeye salmon entre, and mango-ginger lemongrass sorbet, and will cost $38. The dinner will also be available throughout the evening. Call 530-587-0557 for information and reservations. Also visit www.SaveBristolBay.org.Sip andamp; Savor Culinary Events at Ritz-Carlton, Lake TahoeWine 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 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.22 Bistro Announces new summer menus Head out to 22 Bistro for tasty new menu items including a lamb gyro which includes a toasted pita, hummus spread, cherry tomato and tzatziki or try the shrimp tostadas of blackened prawns, spinach tortillas, chipotle cream, corn salsa and good old-fashioned slaw.Whether it's the creation of seasonally inspired menu items by executive chef Billy McCullough, who also owns Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee, or the careful preparation by chef de cuisine Ricky Sausser, 22 Bistro is known for consistently serving up downright delicious food.22 Bistro hosts live music every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and happy hour runs nightly 5-6:30 p.m.Located in Squaw Valley, 22 Bistro serves up an eclectic menu of California fusion and mountain comfort food. Call 530-584-6170, check out 22bistro.com, Like them on Facebook.West Shore Caf's Full Moon RisingThe West Shore Caf will hold two Full Moon Rising Celebrations, a spotlight on the moon rising over Lake Tahoe, joining locals and visitors alike for live music and comfort food. When the full moon rises, a solo musician will perform while standing at the end of the pier. The lights will be dimmed and service will be suspended so guests may enjoy the beautiful sight Aug. 1 and 31. Celebrate the opening of the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance wooden boat show with dinner at The West Shore Caf on Thursday, Aug. 9, 6-10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Tahoe Yacht Club. Please go to www.laketahoeconcours.com/tickets.During summer months, guests may dock and dine at the West Shore Caf and Inn, which has 30 complimentary buoys for boaters. Boat valets are available until 10 p.m. to assist boaters who want to enjoy the nightlife at West Shore Caf's outdoor bar, The Lakeside Lounge.Located at 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. Call 530-525-5200 or visit www.westshorecafe.com.Lobster Night at DragonflyLobster lovers mark your calendars, call your friends and make plans to attend Lobster Night at Dragonfly on Friday, Aug. 3. Chef Billy McCullough is flying in live Maine lobster the day of the event, offering a fresh New England lobster dinner experience smack dab in the middle of Truckee. The three course meal, priced at only $42, includes New England Clam Chowder, 1.5-pound Maine lobster with all the fixings, followed by a revitalizing fresh fruit sorbet. Diners can also order the lobster entre plate with all the fixings a la carte for $37. Lobster Night fills up quickly and reservations are required by Tuesday, July 31. Call 530-587-0557 to reserve your lobster. Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, downtown Truckee. Visit www.dragonflycuisine.com or Like them on Facebook. 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.Stella — Farmer's market eventFarmer'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, 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.Friday night deck parties and Sandy's PubSix Peaks Grille Friday Night Deck Parties at Resort at Squaw Creek offer live music, 2-for-1 sushi and drink specials. Taking place on the deck overlooking Squaw Valley, 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer, sushi and oysters are offered, along with a menu of Six Peaks Grille specialties created by Chef de Cuisine Chad Shrewsbury. Live musical acts will rotate weekly. On Saturdays, Sandy's Pub patio will be the site of alfresco barbecues, with the Pub's award-winning barbecue sauce and ribs at the top of a menu of grill-able sandwiches and entrees. Also, on selected Saturdays through Labor Day weekend, the Pub will feature live music from some of the region's best musicians, including J.J. von Briesen. Diners in Six Peaks Grille and Sandy's Pub receive the added perk of complimentary valet parking.Visit www.visitsquawcreek.com.
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