Restaurant set to reopen |

Restaurant set to reopen

Tribune staff report

Mirabelle Restaurant on Kingsbury Grade closed in September and will reopen on Dec. 19 with a new look and some new faces.

Kenneth Druley, chef, and Kathleen Pressey, dining room manager, purchased Mirabelle Restaurant from Chef Camille Schwartz and are reopening it with new energy and classic French cuisine.

Regular guests will see familiar dishes on the menu and bottles on the wine list, as well as the same attention to hospitality Chef Camille and his staff were known for, according to the new team.

Mirabelle at Lake Tahoe will serve dinner Tuesdays through Sundays opening at 5:30 p.m. The staff will be serving special holiday menus on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, as well as on New Year’s Eve.

Druley has been in the Tahoe area for two years and worked with Chef Camille as his sous chef for a year. Druley is a 20-year-veteran of distinctive kitchens and has previously worked in the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. He was the chef at Cook Restaurant in St. Helena and has worked at Terra, Tra Vigne, Roux, Julia’s Kitchen and The Carneros Inn. Druley is a 2001 Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He completed his apprenticeship in Toledo, Ohio.

Pressey is new to the restaurant industry, but has a deep background in the hospitality industry and the Napa wine industry.

Mirabelle at Lake Tahoe is accepting reservations for the holiday season, call 775-586-1007. Mirabelle at Lake Tahoe is located at 290 Kingsbury Grade.

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