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Farm to Tahoe Summer Culinary Series at Resort at Squaw Creek Showcases Best Produce from the Sierra Foothills

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – May 21, 2014 – This summer, Resort at Squaw Creek, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is kicking off a Farm to Tahoe culinary series in Lake Tahoe that showcases the best produce found in the Sierra Foothills. The series begins Memorial Day weekend with a dinner on Saturday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

"Summer is the season of abundance in Northern California,” said Executive Chef Jason Friendly. “In Tahoe, we have access to incredible ingredients from the hundreds of small farms in the foothills. We are designing the three dinner menus to reflect the freshest produce available, and putting our own Four Diamond touch into each offering.”

Each dinner will be served community-style in Six Peaks Grille, one of North Lake Tahoe's premier fine dining establishments. Guests will be treated to a variety of imaginative dishes from the culinary team at Resort at Squaw Creek, with menu items sourced direct from local farms, as well as by Tahoe Food Hub, Produce Plus, and other local purveyors of regional produce.  Each course also will be paired with a 2 oz. wine tasting from a Northern California winery, presented by the winemaker.

The May 24 menu features a first course of ember chilled beets, wrinkle crinkle cress and apricot consommé from Mount Pleasant Farm & Garden in Lincoln, Calif. The second course includes a duet of tuna and scallop carpaccio with artichoke, heirloom carrot, radish young garlic and cockle broth from Foothills Roots Farm in Meadow Vista, Calif. and Mooney Flat in Smartsville, Calif. The entrée features roasted lamb with spring onion relish, pickled orange and sweet pea from Natural Trading Company in Newcastle, Calif. Dessert is a Fig Newton terrine with chocolate earth, agave nectar plum jus and micro mint from Greg’s Organics in Grass Valley, Calif. The featured wine for the inaugural dinner is Don & Sons out of Sonoma.

Additional dinners will take place on July 5 and Aug. 30. A different menu will be featured each evening. Each dinner is $80/person or $215/person for all three. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 530-583-6300. Room rates begin at $239 per night with the Memorial Day weekend package which includes a $50 food and beverage credit (which can be used toward the dinner). For reservations or information, visit www.squawcreek.com or call 800-327-3353.

Resort at Squaw Creek’s Farm to Tahoe series is part of the Study of the Seasons culinary initiative by Destination Hotels & Resorts. “The Study Of” culinary series featured an in-depth exploration of ingredients with the chefs of the Destination Culinary Collection. Each quarter, Resort at Squaw Creek will unveil a new gastronomic topic for chefs and guest to examine through cooking demonstrations, educational lectures, innovative recipes or sumptuous tastings.

With an abundance of amenities and location 10 minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond property offering guests year-round recreational opportunities including an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, guided fly-fishing tours, and access to miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as five restaurants highlighting regionally sourced ingredients, the award-winning Spa at Squaw Creek, three outdoor heated swimming pools, and a shopping promenade. In winter, guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley USA, a private ice rink, and a Nordic center. The 405-room resort has been recognized as a “Top 50 Ski Hotel” in North America and “Top 150 Resorts: Mainland” by Condé Nast Traveler.

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. 



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