Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

By: KOLOCares Email
By: KOLOCares Email

The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar California Resort will pair epicurean adventures with Northern California’s finest in regional food and wine delicacies. Master chefs and winemakers invite foodies to enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings and food-themed experiences Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7 in The Village and on the mountain at Northstar, as well as in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

“Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar is a tradition that represents the best annual gathering of culinary talent, unique events and an atmosphere that celebrates food, wine, family, and fun,” said Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Northstar California Resort. Refined culinary traditions, elegant events and family activities are synonymous with Northstar California – all of which echo the resort’s indisputable penchant for casual, laid-back luxury.

As one of the Festival’s most iconic events, the Culinary Competition & Grand Tasting is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7. Other Festival highlights – such as the Farm to Tahoe Dinner at Zephyr Lodge, Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair, Village Wine and Brew Walk, Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook Off, and 16th Annual Charbay Party – continue to invite guests to delight throughout the weekend of fine food and artisan wine, spirits, and beer. Additional events throughout the three-day event include Pedals & Pinots bike tour and tasting, Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing and Winemaker for a Day seminars, Petra Winery Luncheon, and Take a Hike! guided hike and trailside tasting.

Festival Packages for Discerning Palates
The 3-Day Festival Experience package beckons unabashed foodies to indulge during Friday's Farm to Tahoe Dinner at Zephyr Lodge, Saturday’s Brew & Wine Walk and Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off, and Sunday’s pièce de résistance, the Grand Tasting and Culinary Competition. Additional options, such as tickets to Farm to Tahoe Dinner at Zephyr Lodge or Art of the Cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe are offered – as well as individual tickets to all events hosted throughout the Festival.

Complimentary Third Night of Lodging
Reserve two nights of lodging at Northstar to receive a complimentary third night. Valid during Autumn Food & Wine Festival, Northstar Lodging offers guests close access to all events, tastings and pairings, activities and shopping in
The Village at Northstar.

Schedule of Events:
Autumn Food & Wine Festival begins Friday, Sept. 5 and continues throughout the weekend. For additional details on the Autumn Food and Wine Festival or to purchase tickets, visit NorthstarCalifornia.com.
A complete list of events is also available at TahoeFoodandWine.com:

Friday, Sept. 5
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Art of the Cocktail – The Living Room, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – North Tahoe Arts Plein Air Artists Reception & Wine Tasting – Petra, in The Village at Northstar
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Farm to Tahoe Dinner, Zephyr Lodge – Summit of Northstar California Resort

Saturday, Sept. 6
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair – The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – North Tahoe Arts Plein Air Painting Display, Demonstration & Art Sale - The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Hands-On Mozzarella Cheese Making – Overlook Pavilion in The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Girl Farm Seminar – Tavern 6330’ in The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Take a Hike! Guided Hike & Trailside Tasting – Northstar California Hiking Trails
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Village Wine & Brew Walk – The Village at Northstar
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Kid’s Zone at Overlook Deck – The Village at Northstar
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Petra Winemaker Luncheon – Petra, in The Village at Northstar
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Pedals & Pinots – Bike Tour from Northstar to Downtown Truckee

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Village Stage Cooking Demonstration – The Village at Northstar
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing – Tavern 6330’ in The Village at Northstar
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Grilling Demonstration – Overlook Pavilion in The Village at Northstar
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Winemaker for a Day – The Pines Ballroom in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – 15 Minute Meals Cooking Demonstration - The Village Stage in The Village at Northstar
3p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Why You Like What You Like Seminar – Petra, in The Village at Northstar
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Village Stage Cooking Demonstration – The Village at Northstar
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook Off© - The Village Stage in The Village at Northstar
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Charbay 16th Annual Party: “Spirits Tasting & Caviar 101” – Tavern 6330’ in The Village at Northstar
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner – The Fireside Terrace at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Sunday, Sept. 7
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair – The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – North Tahoe Arts Plein Air Painting Display, Demonstration & Art Sale – The Village at Northstar
11 a.m. – Petra Bubbles Tasting Flight – Petra in The Village at Northstar
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Sunday Culinary Competition & Grand Tasting – The Village at Northstar and Overlook Pavilion 



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