Can Northern California's foodies get enough wining and dining in the Sierra? Apparently not.
Following the spectacular Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival held Sept. 8-9 at Northstar Ski Resort (with 2,000 in attendance) comes the third annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, Oct. 7-14.
Three-course prix-fixe meals for $20, $30 and $40 per person will emphasize organic, seasonal and local ingredients. The dining venues will range from historic resorts and landmark restaurants to shiny new bistros, from the casual to the high-end.
"No passes, tickets or coupons are required," said program organizer Pettit Gilwee. "This is a great chance for visitors and locals to try new restaurants and visit old favorites. Given the numbers of diners at the last two Restaurant Weeks, we're strongly recommending reservations."
Among the high-rollers will be Edgewood, Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton, PlumpJack Cafe, Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek and Wolfdale's.
For details, including menus, go to www.tahoerestaurantweek.com.