Tahoe South Blog
Capture the Taste of Tahoe with the 8th Annual Sample the Sierra
Sample the Sierra is the official kick-off to fall in Tahoe South on Saturday, September 16, 2017, celebrating the best of the harvest season in the local region. The crowd favorite farm-to-fork festival brings together local food, wine, spirits, and brews showcasing the finest samplings from South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County. Whether guests are first-time visitors or regular attendees, there is much to be enjoyed as local restaurants and establishments highlight their best dishes and beverages.
Over 20 booths offer tastings from local restaurants such as Cold Water Brewery & Grill, The Lake House and Cafe Fiore with libation pairings from Madroña Winery, Auriga Wine Cellars, Crystal Basin Cellars and more. Spending an afternoon walking through Bijou Park is a gateway to experiencing the passions and flavors produced by local chefs and artisans, as well as honoring their craftsmanship.
A crowd favorite event is the Sierra Chef Challenge, which is a “Masterchef” style cooking competition featuring the best talents in Tahoe South. The 45-minute mystery box challenge always leaves the crowd on their toes and in awe. Sample the Sierra also has live music from local bands providing the soundtrack for the event.
Both visitors and locals look forward to the Sample the Sierra weekend, planning a fun trip around it. Families can savor the lasting days of beautiful weather with a bike ride, hike or beach day to accompany the event at Bijou Community Park. Tickets are only $40 for adults for unlimited tastings and $30 for under 21 year-olds, while children under three can attend free. Tickets can be purchased at www.samplethesierra.com/tickets.
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