Another great year for the 33nd Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival!
September 7–9, 2018 ~ Northstar California
For Immediate Release
Media Contact Jessica Pauletto
Winners Announced from 33rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
North Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Nev.—(Sept. 11, 2018)— The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and
Northstar California announce the 2018 culinary winners from the 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food
and Wine Festival, Sept. 7-9. Among over 20 total culinary events at the festival, winners were selected
from four major competitions: The Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition (Judges’ Awards and People’s
Choice Awards), Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off, Charbay Annual Release Party Bartender
Competition and the Mountain Kids Cook-Off.
The Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition challenged culinary experts in six food and beverage
categories, awarding one gold, silver and bronze recipient for each.
The pairing of Brewforia Beer Market & Kitchen with DNA Brewing Co. earned the gold category in both
the Judges Choice and People’s Choice Award for the Culinary Grand Tasting.
Chef Tiffany Swan of Manzanita Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe won the Blazing Pans
Mountain Chef Cook-Off. The chefs were tasked to create a two-course meal in under 45 minutes, using
a secret ingredient.
Youth chefs, ages 8-12, from “Team Purple Cactus” won the Mountain Kids Cook-Off, contributing to the
Tahoe-based non-profit Project MANA.
As the venue for the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Northstar California partnered with
Clean Vibes, playing a key role toward Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint initiative, which
commits the company to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net
operating impact to forests and habitat. Clean Vibes is dedicated to responsible on-site waste
management, including recycling, composting and proper waste disposal efforts.
See below for a full list of winners:
GRAND TASTING & CULINARY COMPETITION – JUDGES AWARDS
Best Pairing of Food & Beverage
● Gold: Brewforia Beer Market & Kitchen + DNA Brewing Co: Asian glazed pork rib with green
papaya salad with a Naut Red – Imperial Red Ale.
● Silver: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats + Charbay Distillery: Whiskey soaked pork belly with a
Charbay Doubled & Twisted Whiskey, Reed’s ginger beer, pomelo sparkling water, lime twist.