OLYMPIC VALLEY — Tahoe’s Resort at Squaw Creek popular “BBQ Weekend” returns Aug. 24-26 with cooking demonstrations, culinary and beverage tastings, and an elaborate gourmet barbecue that includes a spit-roasted pig. Fresh, innovative cuisine and beverages await attendees, including menu items and cooking demonstrations geared toward children. A BBQ Weekend package is available for two adults starting at $279 per deluxe guestroom, per night, based on a two-night minimum. Children 12-and-under can be added to the barbecue for $20 per night. Additional adults can be added for $50 per night. The weekend festivities kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24 with an appetizer and cocktail reception on the Six Peaks Grille Deck. A number of items will be featured including mini pulled pork sliders with chipotle aioli, barbecue maple-rubbed bacon-wrapped shrimp, brazed beef tostadas with lime-cured cabbage and cumin seed crme, along with other gourmet treats.On Saturday, Aug. 25, a continental breakfast with mimosas and Bellinis will be served on the Six Peaks Deck from 8-11 a.m. From noon-2 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek Executive Chef Jason Friendy will lead a barbecue sauce competition, with attendees forming teams to create prize-worthy sauces, which will be utilized during “The Pig is Big” evening. During the contest, children will have the opportunity to make fresh pizzas with Resort at Squaw Creek’s Chef Adrian Frutos. From 2-3 p.m., the MargaBall offers a friendly pool volleyball tournament and margaritas. The signature event of the weekend takes place on Saturday evening, when the pig roast and chef’s-style gourmet barbecue takes place. The roasted pork will be served with the resort’s two-time award-winning BBQ sauce and the sauce-making competition creation. Leafy salads, Red Bliss potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, vegetarian baked beans, grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, chicken, Pacific swordfish with spicy mango salsa are among the choices. House-made ice cream and a rock candy fruit salad will be served for dessert. Sunday morning wraps up with breakfast and a Bloody Mary bar on the Six Peaks Grille Deck. For a complete list of events and menus, visit the calendar section at www.visitsquawcreek.com.To make a reservation, visit www.visitsquawcreek.com and utilize promo code BBQRSC, or call 800-401-9501. About the Resort at Squaw CreekResort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels andamp; Resorts-managed property, is a Cond Nast Traveler “Top 50 Ski Hotel” in North America, and “Top 150 U.S. Mainland Resort.” The 405-room and suite Resort at Squaw Creek is situated at the base of Squaw Valley, five miles from Lake Tahoe. The property features a full-service spa and a year-round pool complex with seasonal waterslide. During the summer months, guest can enjoy on-property golf, a fly fishing center, guided hikes, river rafting on the nearby Truckee River, miles of bike trails and variety of water activities at Lake Tahoe.
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