An event that brings together a sampling of Lake Tahoe's best restaurants and some of the region's best wineries, the Autumn Food and Wine Festival is a good reason to come to Lake Tahoe in the fall. Filled with both culinary and wine-related events, this festival attracts thousands of visitors as well as the top names in food and wine.
Organization: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
Dates: 09/02/2012 - 09/09/2012 update info
Time: 11:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $15-$90
Venue: The Village at Northstar in Truckee,CA
Contact: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
Phone: (530) 581-8702
The weekend kicks off with a Grape Stomp and Alfresco Luncheon.
Saturday brings live cooking and grilling demos, hand's on family cooking class, Gourmet Marketplace, Food and Wine Paring Classes, live music, wine and beer tasting and so much more.
Sunday brings the Grand Finale...the Culinary competiton and Grand Tasting featuring over 25 of the region's top chefs paired with world class wines, live entertainment, Gourmet Marketplace.
For tickets: www.tahoefoodandwine.com or call 888-229-2193. A fundraiser for the Community Fund of North Lake Tahoe.
- Features about 30 local restaurants and nearly as many wineries
- Mid October each year
- Food, wine and culinary related activities
Overview: What could be better than an event that pairs exquisite food with amazing wines? Truly an event for both "foodies" and wine aficionados, the annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival attracts visitors from far and wide who come to the fest to sample the best the region has to offer.
When: Mid-October each year
Where: Village at Northstar Resort
Fees: Cost vary by event
Details: Usually held in mid-October, the event features about 30 local restaurants and nearly as many wineries. Top names in both cooking and wine offer lectures, seminars, and demonstrations covering a wide variety of topics, from preparing unique and tasty desserts to creating tempting pairings of wine and gourmet cuisine.
The Grand Tasting event and the much-anticipated Culinary Competition, held on the 2nd day of the festival, attract huge crowds, so potential attendees should secure tickets early. A Celebrity Chef dinner is also held during the weekend's festivities and tickets sell out quickly. Individual restaurants also hold special events at their establishments.