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Autumn Food & Wine Fest coming to Northstar

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 - 9:59 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 - 1:57 pm

This Friday through Sunday, some 3,500 foodies are expected to converge on the Village at Northstar and the neighboring Ritz-Carlton Highlands hotel near Truckee for the 28th annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival.

On offer will be food-, wine-, craft brews- and spirits-tastings, cheesemaking and mixology classes, cooking seminars and demonstrations, a gourmet-foods marketplace, culinary competitions and a celebrity chef cook-off.

The three-day celebration of tasting and sipping will culminate with Sunday's Grand Tasting, at which 30 restaurants will team with 30 wineries to vie for the best pairings of food and wine.

“The festival will focus on the amazing diversity of dining options and culinary talent in our region,” said Judy Laverty, special event programs manager for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “Also, we’re focusing on our outdoor active lifestyle, so three new events have been added — Pedal & Pinot Tasting Room Tour, Bike to the Beach Bash & BBQ, and Trailside Hike and Tastings.”

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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