Food and Libation Itineraries

With lakefront and mountain top dining experiences serving farm-to-table cuisine, North Lake Tahoe is bursting with culinary gems. Foodies can have dinner with the chef at the Manzanita chef’s counter, sip on a signature rum slushy while watching the sunset at Gar Woods, or enjoy a hearty meal next to a warm fireplace at Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.

Bed and Breakfasts

Sunnyside
A Lake Tahoe landmark since the 1950s, the charming waterfront restaurant and lodge is perfect for a quiet getaway.

West Shore Cafe & Inn
Sits overlooking the lake on one side, and the mountains on the other. All guest rooms and suites offer complimentary continental breakfast.

Fine Dining

Big Water Grill 
Nestled in the mountains, Big Water Grille brings east coast flair to comforting Californian cuisine, with a menu featuring steaks, game and market fresh seafood.

Chef’s Tasting Counter at Manzanita​
The Chef at Manzanita in the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offers guests an interactive five-course tasting experience with the chef.

Christy Hill
Lakeside Bistro Sources the freshest and finest local ingredients for a modern American dining experience.

Gar Woods
Featuring waterfront dining, live music and the infamous Wet Woody slushy rum cocktail.

Jake’s on the Lake ​
Family owned and operated since 1978, the waterfront restaurant treats guests with warm “mountain aloha” hospitality.

Lone Eagle Grill ​
Offers cuisine inspired by the high-Sierra, against the backdrop of the Hyatt’s private beach.

PlumpJack Cafe & Bar 
Fine dining and exceptional wines in the Village at Palisades Tahoe.

Soule Domain
The upscale, intimate restaurant deliciously combines style and romance in the cozy cabin-like dining room, using natural, free range and organic meats and poultry when available.

Thunderbird Lodge
The iconic East Shore mansion, owned by the late George Whittell, hosts a variety of summer events, including winemakers’ dinners and tours.

Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique
Abides by the motto “Fresh Food, Simply Prepared” fusing Asian, California and European cuisine. On market days, Chef Douglas Dale leads groups through the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market and returns to the restaurant to prepare a four-course luncheon.

Markets

Incline Village Farmer’s Market
The only locally owned and family operated farmer’s market in the Lake Tahoe Basin, featuring farm-fresh organic vegetables and fruits.

New Moon Natural Foods
Boasts a full service cafe and juice bar. Thoroughly vets all its products for quality, health, sustainability and ethics.

Tahoe City Farmer’s Market​ at Commons Beach
Promises a fresh, local and lively time at the scenic Common’s Beach.

Tahoe Food Hub
Works to create a network of regional farms and connect them to restaurants, small grocers, schools and hospitals.

Food Festivals

Autumn Food and Wine Festival
​Hosted by Northstar California and the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, every September. The experiential dining events combine the beauty of the Sierra’s with the delicacies of the region. The weekend consists of chef demonstrations, hands-on cooking, mountainside wine dinners and mixology presentations, all culminating in the culinary competition and grand tasting.

Tahoe City Food + Wine Classic
Every June, visitors can sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers.