Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

For savory eats and boutique wines, these festivals and wine walks deliver with eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and breathtaking venues. LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL The 29th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival on September 5-7 p.m. at the Village at Northstar features three days of cooking seminars, culinary competitions, wine […]

Stella restaurant in Truckee features a “Culinary Tour de France” on May 10 and June 14

TRUCKEE IS KNOWN FOR ITS year-round outdoor activities. But it also is becoming a popular foodie destination, with menus that hold their own in any food-obsessed city. Restaurant Trokay received a four-star review in the Sacramento Bee. More modest restaurants have recently opened, such as Marg’s Taco Bistro, Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market and […]

How “New Domesticity” is revitalizing our cooking culture

“WE’RE ALL BAKING BROWNIES AGAIN.” In the popular book Homeward Bound, author Emily Matchar writes about “new domesticity”—our longing for the old-fashioned, the homemade, the authentic. Nowhere is it more prevalent than in our food culture, which often leads to more time in the kitchen (for both genders). “The motivations behind New Domesticity are varied: […]

Washington Post writes about Truckee foodie scene, including Stella

The Washington Post published its annual U.S. ski guide this month and singled out the foodie scene in Truckee. In particular, it pointed to Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, which our magazine has recommended for years. “The chef uses fresh produce from the restaurant garden to create simple regional cuisine. Entrees from $22,” […]

Cedar House Truckee for culinary arts & wellness

“IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR again; the white blankets have been peeled away, revealing an astonishing natural playground, exuberant to the eye and body.” This eloquently sums up summer in the Sierra—from a hotel that offers an abundance of imaginative adventures in culinary arts and recreation. The Cedar House Sport Hotel combines European-style lodging […]

Stella Restaurant’s Jacob Burton a finalist for “Best New Chef” honor

For years, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has chronicled Truckee’s budding food scene and the top-notch cuisine prepared at Stella Restaurant at The Cedar House Sport Hotel by its chef, Jacob Burton. “Several years ago, we discovered a Tahoe-Truckee retreat that combines a passion for food and wine with European-style lodging and a love of the outdoors […]

Pin Up Art

Pinterest lets you grab pictures of your favorite things and share them on the web—ideal for food, wine & art. The site collects the images on “boards” that other users can follow or comment on. We share photos of our favorite things at our magazine’s Pinterest website: (Photo: Chef Jacob Burton at Stella Restaurant […]

Stella Chef Burton offers guided tour of Farmers Market in Truckee

Farmer’s markets are one of the best resources for chefs and foodies alike to purchase produce and artisan ingredients the season and community have to offer. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the selection and shear number of items available, you’re not alone. To get the most out of a farmer’s market, you must approach […]

Stella & Cedar House: Active gourmand in Truckee/Tahoe

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WE DISCOVERED A Tahoe-Truckee retreat that combined a passion for food and wine with European-style lodging and a love of the outdoors—Cedar House Sport Hotel. Each year, Cedar House refines its theme, becoming more imaginative. Under owners Patty and Jeff Baird, Cedar House is redolent of the small, family run hotels you […]

Stella in Truckee’s new culinary adventures

Stella, Cedar House Sport Hotel’s on site restaurant run by Executive Chef Jacob Burton in Truckee, CA, is offering culinary adventures including classes and topics to engage the mind, hands and taste buds. “We are committed to offering interesting, high quality programming to residents and visitors and are fortunate to have a chef Jacob Burton. […]

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