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Restaurant Trokay in Truckee: A four-star dining experience

Restaurant Trokay in Truckee: A four-star dining experience

FOUR YEARS AGO, JOHN AND NYNA Weatherson moved to Truckee from the East Coast, where John had graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY; worked as a station chef at a three-star Michelin restaurant in Manhattan; and honed his skills under renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud. Nyna...

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Dining out in Nevada City

Dining out in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY RESTAURANTS have been pioneers of farm-to-fork cooking before it became fashionable. We consider Peter Selaya of New Moon Cafe the dean of real food cooking in the foothills. Peter’s passion for cooking came from his dad, a longtime chef at well-known Bay Area restaurants. Peter’s creativity and flair with cooking has been an...

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Dining out in Grass Valley

Dining out in Grass Valley

ALONG WITH OTHER FOOTHILL towns, Grass Valley’s dining scene expresses its own local traditions: Cornish pasties, Italian food and Asian cuisine from its Gold Rush heritage, along with fresh fruits, vegetables and free-range meats from surrounding farms and ranches. It also mirrors the trend of culinary innovation in small towns across America, including a...

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Chef’s Notes: The Farm Table, Wheyward Girl Creamery

Chef’s Notes: The Farm Table, Wheyward Girl Creamery

THE FARM TABLE The Farm Table is Placerville’s new restaurant and market. It uses the best local and seasonal ingredients and offers gluten-free and vegetarian options. The restaurant offers house-made specialty meats, pickled seasonal vegetables, preserves and condiments, local and imported craft beer and wine, and gourmet gifts and souvenirs. The restaurant’s owners are Zach and Kara...

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Exclusive: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Exclusive: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Las Katarinas Mexican restaurant, a fixture in Nevada City for the past 10 years, is reopening at the entrance to Alta Sierra in Grass Valley on Hwy. 49, where Schiedel’s Old European restaurant had once stood, our magazine has learned. Owner Dave Francis and his wife, Delia Gutierrez, who live in Grass Valley, expect the...

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Homewood Ski Resort for lakefront skiing at Tahoe

Homewood Ski Resort for lakefront skiing at Tahoe

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, LAKE TAHOE’S West Shore is “the place” for skiers seeking a more relaxed vibe, unspoiled scenic beauty, lakeside views, the solitude of cross-country skiing and awesome tree skiing—all at an affordable price. Sugar Pine Point State Park was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing and biathlon events....

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Celebrities praise Nevada County restaurants

Celebrities praise Nevada County restaurants

WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR THE FIRST time, Jerry Brown and singer Linda Ronstadt would eat at The Willo Steakhouse, a Nevada County institution on historic Hwy. 49. The Willo has served more than 1 million choice New York steaks, carefully aged and cut daily. Comedian Andy Samberg also is a regular diner in our region....

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A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

WHEN YOU THINK OF DINING at a four-star restaurant, going to the symphony and strolling amid festive holiday displays, a “big city” experience comes to mind. But look no further than Auburn, which has all of the above. CARPE VINO RESTAURANT Under Chef Eric Alexander, Carpe Vino has been honored with some of the nation’s most...

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Soups and Stews in Grass Valley and Nevada City restaurants

Soups and Stews in Grass Valley and Nevada City restaurants

GRASS VALLEY’S NOTABLE residents include retired actor Clint Walker, best known for his cowboy role as “Cheyenne Bodie” in the TV series Cheyenne. We visited with Cliff earlier this year at Grass Valley’s Gold Rush Days and, among other topics, talked about the local restaurant scene. Clint confirmed what we’d heard: He’s a fan of the...

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FoodWineArt magazine dines out in New York

FoodWineArt magazine dines out in New York

FoodWineArt magazine sampled the dining scene in New York City for Thanksgiving week. We enjoyed longtime favorites, such as Gramercy Tavern, as well as trying new restaurants for us, such as Saxon + Parole. The food was delicious an eclectic: from a lamb burger at The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, to the lunch tasting...

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