Last night Ron and I enjoyed a “date night” at the fabulous Wild Goose Restaurant on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista. It was our first dining experience at Wild Goose and it was delicious. The restaurant enjoys great lake views from most dining locations, including a two tiered outdoor terrace with heat lamps. During the even we spoke with the restaurant’s manager, Brad Kohler, about their transition from a private restaurant to a public one. With little marketing the first year, word of mouth quickly spread and business continues to pick up this year over last. At the present moment Wild Goose is only open during the summer months but they are toying with the idea of a weekend schedule during the winter. Wild Goose was definitely one of the finer dining experiences in Lake Tahoe and the food was delicious.
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I love the small town community feel of the Tahoe/Truckee area… especially when it draws from other parts of life. A few months ago I read an article in Moonshine Ink about the opening of a new Truckee eatery, the Coffeebar. The write up was great and it sounded worth a visit but it was the name of the owner that intrigued me. Greg Buchheister… the name brought me back to my teenage days of ski racing. So today I had lunch at the Coffeebar with some long time friends and sure enough the owner of this new eatery is the same Greg I remember from younger days, a different chapter of life. It was fun to reconnect but once there it was the food that wowed me. Coffeebar has a great selection of crepes, paninis, salads and pastries. Delicious. However the best part was the homemade lavender mint gelato we had at the end. I will definitely revisit the Coffeebar. You would never guess it was a new place in town as there was a steady flow of folks enjoying lunch or coffee and some familiar faces from the community. All the best to Greg and the Coffeebar.
Well we are at the tail end of summer but that does not mean the fun of summer stops, it is just catered more to the locals. I just got word about the local restaurants making a combined effort to get locals and visitors alike out to dine in September. Check it out.
Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week puts the spotlight on High Sierra fine dining, giving local food aficionados and visitors an opportunity to enjoy 3-course, prix-fixe menus at 30+ participating restaurants, both new and established favorites, throughout the Lake Tahoe region for $20, $30 or $40 per person. The inaugural event kicks off Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 5, and runs through Sunday, September 12. No tickets or coupons are required to enjoy these delicious offerings at exceptional values. Just get out and dine..it’s that easy. For more details, menus offered during the week and how to participate, click to www.TahoeRestaurantWeek.com.
Yum! This is the third time we have enjoyed the Sunnyside Luau event as part of the Snow Fest. Sunnyside Restaurant and staff were all in the Hawaiian spirit with decorations and clothing. In addition each guest is presented with a lei upon arrival. The feast is an all you can eat buffet including sashimi, sushi rolls, poke, mahi mahi, skirt steak, and coconut shrimp just to name a few. And you have to save room for dessert because they offer pineapple upsidedown cake and their famous Hula Pie. It was delicious. Adding to the flavor of the food is the fun of the community comradie. We always see friends we know and enjoy the time to catch up while filling our plates. If you haven’t attended the Sunnyside Luau before, put it on your to do list for next year.
Front Station Pizza, not just pizza. Today I was in Tahoe City for a variety of things and wanted to grab a quick and warm lunch before picking up my son at school. Usually I would go to Syd’s Bagelry for the quick and easy lunch. After talking to Robin at Ring Around the Rosie, I found out Front Station Pizza serves more than their name leads one to believe. I enjoyed authentic carnitas tacos that were delicious, quick, reasonably priced and there are a few bar stools for dining in. It was quite a pleasant surprise. I would highly recommend checking it out.