TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. _ 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.Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week in ManzanitaOffered nightly at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe through Oct. 14, 5:30-10 p.m. Cost is $40 per person.Enjoy a three-course tasting menu reflecting the innovative offerings of Manzanita during Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week. Advance reservations are required. Pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity. Phone 530-562-3050 or visit www.ritzcarlton/laketahoe.com.Manzanita master cooking classRitz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Manzanita, Saturday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. Cost is $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 designed to indulge your senses and tempt your palate while increasing your culinary knowledge. 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. Phone 530-562-3050 or visit www.ritzcarlton/laketahoe.com.Price includes a three-course dinner.Dragonfly to host guest chef and tailgate eventJoin Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar for some friendly college football rivalry at the upcoming Guest Chef Night and Tailgate Party. On Friday Oct. 12, guests are invited to wear their favorite team colors and join guest chefs Pam and Tom Hobday for this Cal Bears vs. Oregon Ducks themed social foodie event.Pam and Tom Hobday are passionate about our community and are excited to share their love of culinary arts with Dragonfly. They were both instrumental in the development of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center, have both received the Paul Harris Award and currently serve on the Tahoe Forest Hospital District Foundation Board. Tom is the founder and president of The Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research, Pam is the owner/president of Pamela Hurt Associates and received the Woman of Distinction Award in 2009. Pam is a University of Oregon alum and Tom graduated from University of California Berkeley. The rivalry between their alma maters will influence each dish presented throughout the evening.The menu crafted by the Hobdays includes: Cal oski salad with cured wild salmon, blackberries and watercress; Oregon duck potstickers with gold and green sauces; "Peaking" duck and bear claws with a strawberry canyon coulis.Tom will man the bar to create rivalry between themed libations including Oregon lemonade vodka spritzer with lime, as well as the Cal Golden Bear. Rivalry drinks will be counted to see which sells more and to see where the fan base truly lies.Feast on the full prix-fixed menu for $50 which includes appetizer, salad, entre and dessert. All of the guest chef menu items will be offered a la carte and the full Dragonfly menu will also be available. Reservations are strongly recommended. Mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 12 and call 530-587-0557 to reserve your table today.Dragonfly is located at 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information visit www.dragonflycuisine.com or like them on Facebook.Lake Tahoe Restaurant week continuesThe 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week is a celebration of the scrumptious cuisine and culinary talent that has made the Lake Tahoe region a mountain-dining destination.The weeklong event will run through Sunday, Oct. 14. Local food aficionados and visitors will delight their palate with three-course prix-fixe menus at exceptional values that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients - all served up at Lake Tahoe's charming and historic eateries, resorts and bistros.There are no passes, tickets or coupons needed to take part in Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week. Instead guests visit Lake Tahoe restaurants offering prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are strongly recommended.Many of the region's top dining establishments are taking part, including the Chart House, Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Dragonfly, Edgewood Restaurant, Jake's On the Lake, Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, PlumpJack Caf, River Grill, River Ranch Lodge, Rocker@Squaw, Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Soule Domain, Sunnyside Resort and Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique. For a list of participating establishments and prix-fixe menus visit www.TahoeRestaurantWeek.com.
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