Active lifestyle lodging: Truckee’s Cedar House and Tahoe’s Cedar Crest Cottages

IN OUR GRANDPARENTS’ DAYS, the “grand dames” defined America’s hotel business. Nowadays, active lifestyle hotels are becoming more popular, thanks to the rise in millennial travel. The hotels have European flair and offer innovative food, the latest in technology and locally inspired experiences — from hiking and kayaking to hands-on cooking classes. “It’s a huge […]

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 […]

Stella at the Cedar House in Truckee: A culinary arts destination

DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS, STELLA restaurant, part of the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, has amassed a loyal following, critical acclaim and has been featured in many national publications. Food & Wine magazine named Chef Jacob Burton a finalist for “The People’s Best New Chef Award.” “A lot of Tahoe restaurants are finally […]

Stella Culinary: cooking classes, lunch-lectures and dinner parties for spring

After five years of operation, Stella Restaurant, part of The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, is moving in a new direction, as we report in our spring issue. Under Executive Chef Jacob Burton, Stella Culinary is taking over the kitchen and offering hands-on cooking classes, underground dinner parties for the general public and creative […]

Sous Vide Cooking: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

IN THE NEW YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN enjoying a fine-dining cooking method that is making its way into home kitchens, including ours: Sous vide. The words are French for “under vacuum.” It was adopted by Georges Pralus in 1974 for a restaurant in Roanne, France. In 2009 Thomas Keller wrote the acclaimed Under Pressure: Cooking […]

Stella in Truckee to become destination for culinary arts

Stella Restaurant Executive Chef Jacob Burton on Saturday announced a plan to “take Stella Culinary to the next level” that will make it a destination for culinary arts: not just dining but hands-on cooking classes, themed dinner parties and a full scale R&D kitchen for culinary enthusiasts. We also interviewed Jacob about the changes, which […]

High altitude cooking with Stella restaurant’s chef Jacob Burton

“Cooking at altitude can be intimidating for the uninitiated, but once you understand the basic underlying science, you’ll never need another high altitude cook book again,” Chef Jacob Burton, chef at Stella restaurant at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, writes on his blog. “As most of you are already aware, cooking at altitude […]

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 […]

Cedar House a mecca for culinary and outdoor adventures in the Sierra

From Cedar House Sport Hotel: The Cedar House Sport Hotel, winner of the 2011 WoodWorks California Wood Design Award for innovation and excellence, is the place for culinary and outdoor adventures in the Sierra Nevada. This is truer than ever before as Cedar House celebrates its fifth anniversary, the launch of www.StellaCulinary.com and the recent […]