Food trends: What’s hot for 2017

HYPER-LOCAL SOURCING Chefs are putting extra emphasis on the freshness of their produce. Produce Plus supplies Truckee and Tahoe chefs with fresh, local produce in winter from farms in Yolo County. Nevada City is debuting a winter farmers market the first Saturday of each month. Tahoe Food Hub is building “growing domes” to grow food […]

Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee to reopen this month

We enjoyed eating at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee when it opened in late June. The restaurant, run by Shawn and Heather Whitney, offered fresh Maine lobster, fish and seafood dishes. Menu items included “wicked fresh” fish (halibut, salmon, scallops and shrimp) and chips, lobster rolls, lobster and grilled cheese sandwiches. We enjoyed lunches on […]

Truckee’s new butcher shop: Mountain Valley Meats

The food scene in Truckee is on a roll — with restaurants such as Stella at the Center House Sports Hotel, whose chef Jacob Burton was a finalist in the Food & Wine magazine awards for “Best New Chef” this year. Then Restaurant Trokay won a four-star review in the Sacramento Bee this summer. The […]