Harvest Festival Coming to Tahoe’s Resort at Squaw Creek™
Special room rate offered
Olympic Valley, Calif. – With autumn on the way, and brilliant fall colors around the corner at Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek™ has announced plans for an October Harvest Festival, which takes place October 14 through 23. Featuring bluegrass music, a grand pumpkin display, hayrides, pumpkin painting, snapping for apples, glow ball golf, autumn-themed spa treatments, harvest brew and bratwurst specials in Sandy’s Pub and winemaker’s dinners in Six Peaks Grille, the festival offers something for the entire family. A discounted “Harvest Festival Getaway” lodging rate of $139 per room, per night for a Deluxe Forest View Guestroom is available, subject to availability, from October 14 through 23. Taxes and resort fee are additional.
Taking place on Saturday, October 15 in the private dining room in the resort’s signature restaurant, Six Peaks Grille, the winemaker’s dinner with Adobe Road features winemaker Michael Scorsone. The three-course menu -- each course paired with a different wine selection -- will be comprised of a first course of pan-seared scallops with wild mushroom duxelles, cockle broth and carrot foam. The main course will feature filet mignon with seared foie gras, arugula, potato rosti and huckleberry compote. For dessert, guests will enjoy California cheese, toast point, seasonal fruit and house jam. This exclusive dinner event is offered for $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
The second winemaker’s dinner taking place during Resort at Squaw Creek’s Harvest Festival features Trey Blankenship with Joseph Phelps Winery on Saturday, October 23. On this evening, Blankenship will introduce the winery’s 2008 Napa Cabernet. The four-course gourmet dinner, with each course expertly paired with wine, begins with a market beet salad with goat cheese mousse, seasonal citrus, crispy shallot and beet vinaigrette. The second course presents a Chilean sea bass with cream of garlic puree, lentil and spice-flavored oil. Next come medallions of lamb loin, with buttered new potato and bacon hash, shaved winter truffle eggplant chip and thyme star anise sauce. The dessert tantalizes guests with E.V.O. ice cream with sugared toasted brioche, pistachio tuile, and peppered peach. The winemaker’s dinner is offered for $120 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Seating for the winemaker’s dinners is limited. For reservations call 530.581.6615.
In addition to the winemaker dinners, a three-course prix fixe dinner with wine will be offered in Six Peaks Grille for $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Sandy’s Pub will offer a beer-braised bratwurst dinner with a pint of Shipyard Pumpkin Ale and crisp sauerkraut throughout the festival.
Families will find plenty of activities to choose from, including a night-time glow golf tournament to pie-eating contests to face painting and other events. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM on October 14 and 21, during the festival welcome receptions, the Slide Mountain Band will entertain guests with their bluegrass tunes.
For lodging reservations, utilize promo code HARVRSC, and call 800.401.9501, or book online at www.visitsquawcreek.com.
Resort at Squaw Creek™, a AAA Four Diamond property, which is managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts, is located five miles from Lake Tahoe. The property features several diverse dining options, a full-service spa, a year-round pool complex, tennis courts, a fly fishing center, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course, and Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp for ages 4 to 12.
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