Nevada City & Grass Valley

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Avanguardia, Montoliva, Coufos and Matteo’s Public featured in The Chronicle

Avanguardia, Montoliva, Coufos and Matteo’s Public featured in The Chronicle

“Six years ago I moved to Nevada County, a derringer-shaped piece of California (not Nevada!), whose handle runs northeast from Auburn and whose barrel climbs due east to Truckee,” writes freelancer Sarah Miller in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. “They do make wine here in this land of redneck hippies and hippie rednecks,...

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Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“Dining out is rarely just about food. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, finishes, and alluring lighting.” —Architectural Digest WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE, and our region’s restaurants — from fine dining to casual — have some imaginative and unique designs, thanks to our local professional and artistic talent....

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Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near...

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Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING food as we know it,” writes Forbes magazine, citing a report that young adults are willing to pay more for fresh, local food and will go to great lengths to find it. Their preferences have helped fuel a boom in organic food, which broke a record last year, totaling $39 billion...

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Culinary adventures in Nevada County CA

Jul 8, 2015
Culinary adventures in Nevada County CA

FROM FOOD FESTS TO FARM tours to top-notch cooking schools, our region is capitalizing on the boom in culinary travel. Enjoy a culinary vacation, such as Stella’s underground dinners, or its five-day culinary “boot camp” — both at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. Stella Culinary is led by Executive Chef Jacob Burton, a...

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Chef’s Notes: Farm to Fork, Treats, Tahoe Central Market, Carolines

Jul 8, 2015
Chef’s Notes: Farm to Fork, Treats, Tahoe Central Market, Carolines

FARM-TO-FORK DINNERS Our region is going to offer more farm-to-table dinners this summer. The third annual Nevada City farm-to-table banquet is August 16. It is downtown on Commercial Street, which has become a foodie paradise, thanks to the Nevada City Farmers Market, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. and now Wheyward Girl Creamery. At Lake Tahoe,...

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Sierra Stages presents Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” this summer

Jul 8, 2015
Sierra Stages presents Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” this summer

THIS SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES presents the over-the-top Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers from July 16-August 8 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Winner of an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Producers has music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The Sierra Stages...

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Artisan cheese in the foothills: Dedrick’s, Wheyward Girl, Shaft’s

Jul 8, 2015
Artisan cheese in the foothills: Dedrick’s, Wheyward Girl, Shaft’s

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS A storied cheese making history. Marin’s historic Rouge & Noire cheese company, now Marin French Cheese, has roots that go back 150 years. In the 1930s Gaetano Vella started Vella Cheese Company in Sonoma at the urging of local dairymen. And in the ‘90s, longtime friends Sue Conley and Peggy Smith...

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Casa Las Katarinas: Real Mexican food in Grass Valley

Jul 8, 2015
Casa Las Katarinas: Real Mexican food in Grass Valley

WHEN LAS KATARINAS MEXICAN restaurant closed in historic Nevada City last fall, it was like losing an old friend. The food was delicious and authentic, and husband-and-wife owners Dave Francis and Delia Gutierrez were gracious hosts. During its 10-year run, the restaurant often was full, drawing locals and visitors alike. Now, after a brief hiatus,...

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Pete’s Pizza & Tap House: fresh oven-baked pizza, craft beers

Jul 8, 2015
Pete’s Pizza & Tap House: fresh oven-baked pizza, craft beers

PIZZERIAS ARE BOOMING THROUGH-OUT our region. Award-winning Old Town Pizza plans to open a third restaurant in Roseville in late summer, and upscale Pizza Bar opened this spring in downtown Truckee. One of the most popular pizza restaurants in western Nevada County, Pete’s Pizza & Tap House in Grass Valley, just expanded to a new,...

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