The 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner in conjunction with the Made in Tahoe Festival
This event was held May 28, 2016 in Squaw Valley
Patrons enjoyed an evening of culinary delights, delectable wines and live music as you dine alfresco at the 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Squaw Valley. Presented by the Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) and powered by MTN ROOTS food truck, this popular annual culinary event is taking place in partnership with Squaw Valley |Alpine Meadows during the 4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival.
The dinner featured an Argentinian Asado theme and highlights locally sourced organic ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub, and the culinary creativity of five local Squaw Valley chefs in an effort to raise awareness of sustainable farming. In line with the Squaw Valley Institute’s desire to inspire uncommon conversations, this event emphasized the progressive movement toward the use of fresh ingredients, seasonality and sustainable local farming.
Featured chefs included; Elsa Corrigan Executive Chef of Mamasake Squaw Valley | Fiji, Jack Connell, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn’s Executive Chef, Tiffany Swan, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Executive Chef, Michael Garcia, Rocker at Squaw Head Chef and a surprise local celebrity chef.
The five-course meal was expertly paired with three wine selections. Beer connoisseurs can also sample hand crafted local brews from Incline Village based Alibi Ale Works. The beer line-up varied between traditional European styles, fresh interpretations of hop-forward American beers, and innovative one-offs that aim to expand your beer horizons.
The evening featured live jazz music by the Bayberry Cast and a special presentation about the Lake Tahoe area by local historian David C. Antonucci. Cocktails began at 6:30pm followed by an alfresco dinner on the KT sundeck at 7pm. Farm to Table tickets are $100 per person for SVI Members and $125 for the general public. Tickets include all food and beverages for the evening as well as gratuity. Advance ticket reservations are strongly recommended. Seating is limited.
The Farm to Table Dinner takes place as part of the 4th Annual Made in Tahoe Festival. This one-of-a-kind event is held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 & 29 in the Village at Squaw Valley. It hosts a wide array of offerings that are either made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Local artisans, businesses, organizations, culinary experts and entertainers all come together to celebrate ‘all things Made in Tahoe’ including music, food, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and more. Festival attendees explore over 70 vendor booths and enjoy performances by Tahoe Flow artists, Truckee Dance Factory and Tahoe Truckee School of Music students throughout the weekend. “I am proud to see the progression of this one-of-a-kind local event and honored that SVI has added a culinary experience to the weekend this year,” said Matt Reardon, Executive Director of Squaw Valley Institute and creator of the inaugural Made In Tahoe Festival. “Caroline Ross and her team at the Squaw Valley Neighborhood Company have done an exemplary job taking this festival to a new level”.
Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) would like to thank everyone who attended the event. A very special thanks to our generous event and organization sponsors. Also, thank you to those who participated in our silent charity auction and raffle. Our organization is deeply appreciative of the generous and continued support from our members, donors, and sponsors.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event!