One of the best things about the Truckee area growing as a recreational destination for many is the addition of incredible fine dining. Truckee has always provided an abundance of outdoor activities, but at the end of a great day of adventure there weren’t many options for a fine dining experience…enter Chef Jacob Burton. Chef Jacob opened Stella restaurant at the Cedar House Sport Hotel and quickly became a favorite amongst locals and part-time residents alike. His body of work is innovative, creative, yet incredibly simple. Recognized as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s People’s Choice for Best New Chef, Chef Jacob serves up unforgettable memories in addition to delectable meals. The European style kitchen is open to the dining room so you are able to see his expertise in action. The open environment allowed for patrons to ask questions about his technique, which he encouraged and loved. Today, Stella is no longer offering nightly dinner service as Chef Jacob is pursuing his passion of teaching and hosting more intimate affairs. Chef Jacob’s Podcasts, the Stella Culinary School, have been featured on the front page of iTunes and has over 1 million downloads. I am blown away that we have such a talented individual right here in our little town. I hope that you will be able to meet him as his best attribute is his humility and excitement to share knowledge and passion for food. Chef Jacob will be hosting an “Underground Dinner” with Hank Shaw on Wednesday and Thursday, August 26-27. This exploration in creative cooking will feature the natural bounty of Northern California in a multi-course menu. The cost is $97 and is at 6 p.m. on both nights. RSVP www.stellaculinary.com.
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With the hope of the Godzilla El Nino coming our way, I have already started dreaming about those long powder days followed by a dip in the hot tub and a great meal at a restaurant like Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe. This can all be enjoyed from your hassle free ski-in / ski-out townhome located slope-side at Northstar in the community of Mountainside, just a stones throw from the Ritz. This beautifully designed 4 bedroom townhome has an open living layout with an easy flow between gathering spaces. This residence has outstanding design elements merging contemporary and mountain style. The thoughtful design gives you flexibility for a 5th bedroom/Media room. Ski right in, kick back and enjoy authentic slope-side living. With the furnishings negotiable, this residence is a great price and ready to host family and friends for the holidays. Click Here to View Listing
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