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Four Foodie Reasons to Head to Tahoe Just to Eat

Homewood Farm to Peak Dinner

Homewood's Farm to Peak Series: Dinner with a view. Photo by Homewood Mountain Resort

With the abundance of fall produce comes the time to eat that bounty at the top of a mountain…or on a golf course, next to a rushing creek, or right on the shores of Lake Tahoe. There will be several food and wine festivals happening during the last gasp of summer up at the lake, as well as one on the South Shore will include what is known as the Tahoe lobster, the crawfish.

The Boil 'n Fry Festival in Stateline takes place on August 24th and will feature the hard-shelled, pinching creatures raised up out of the depths by the Tahoe Lobster Company. For $15 you can gorge on crawfish and local BBQ, play lawn games, cool off in a dunk tank and listen to music from Arden Park Roots and the Infamous Swanks.

The Homewood Mountain Resort hosts its second Farm to Peak Dinner Series on August 31. This five-course dinner begins with a champagne toast while riding the Quail Chair chairlift up to the top of Homewood Mountain and features local, seasonal cuisine, wine and special guest chef Kellan Hori of Kellan's Kitchen. The dinner is $150 per person and chairlift loading begins at 4 pm.

The 28th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar is held September 6-8. This year's festival includes cooking seminars, competitions, wine tastings and other events like the Bike to the Beach Bash & BBQ, Pedals & Pino, and a live concert with Joe Craven. Some events like the Raw Foods Seminar with Chef Steph are free, but the Take a Hike! trail food tasting and hike is $40.

The Resort at Squaw Creek offers their "Nine & Dine" deal throughout the rest of the summer and fall. After a scenic nine holes on the course, golfers can then enjoy a prix fixe three-course dinner in the Six Peaks Grille for only $59 per person.