A Taste of Tahoe
A Taste of Tahoe:
By Ronda Moll
Just as the majesty of the tall pine trees complement the beauty
of the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, so does the cuisine of
the many fine restaurants visitors can expect to find from
Stateline to South Shore.
Whether it's grabbing a burger and fries or relishing a savory
bit of filet mignon, the dining options at the lake are
limitless and can accommodate any appetite.
Atmosphere is essential to any successful restaurant and for
such establishments as the Riva Grill, Llewellyn's, and the
Fresh Ketch Restaurant, mesmerizing lakeviews and exceptional
cuisine complement each other like the perfect wine selection at
Known for a classic, Tahoe style ambiance, The Riva Grill
located at the Ski Run Marina, has a generous redwood deck that
allows its guests to soak in the smell of the tall pine trees
and of course the hypnotic view. Entr'selections can range
from coconut prawn appetizers and chicken sandwiches for lunch,
to herb crusted halibut or a generous steak for dinner. What
attracts patrons even more is the 'Wet Woody' a frozen
concoction of seven different kinds of rum, named after the
classic wooden Chris Craft boats that once dotted the lake's
shore. Sipping on one of these tropical sensations while gazing
out at the snow-capped mountains and pale blue water indeed
provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day of leisure.
The paradise feel can be captured once again, in a sleek and
sophisticated bar known as the Coco Havana Club. Located at the
top of Harvey's Resort and Casino Hotel, the Coco Havana Club is
akin to a 1940s nightclub. Situated inside of the resort's
culinary high point, Llewellyn's, this smart bar complements the
innovative continental cuisine patrons have come to expect from
this elegant restaurant. Boasting spectacular views, both the
Coco Havana Club and Llewellyn's provide an intimate and
relaxing ambiance with the idea of luxury in mind.
For a more casual dining experience, the Fresh Ketch Restaurant
at the Tahoe Keys Marina, offers the perfect blend of nautical
d'r with sunny decks and succulent seafood. From fish and
chips to fish tacos, the lunch menu is informal. Weather
permitting customers can enjoy a cool glass of iced tea on the
sunny deck, while watching the peaceful lull of sailboats
sitting peacefully in their slips. For that yacht club feel
dinner is hosted in a formal dining area.
With so many restaurants and so little time, it is impossible to
list every establishment that puts the 'taste' in Tahoe, but if
sushi is a favorite, then the Naked Fish, is one of the most
popular sushi bars in the area. For those looking for the
perfect ravioli, Passaretti's Italian Restaurant has authentic
dishes and leaves its patrons feeling full and satisfied.
Just as skiing through untracked powder or jet skiing on the
lake are the perfect activities for making a memorable Lake
Tahoe vacation, so does ending the day with a great meal while
watching the sun set on another perfect day at Lake Tahoe. Be
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About the Author
About the author: Travel writer, Ronda Moll has experience as
a business editor, staff reporter and licensed Realtor in the
Lake Tahoe Area. If you're planning your next vacation or want
to learn more about things to do and places to go in Lake Tahoe,
please visit http://www.LakeTahoeLodging.com to get vacation
planning and vacation rental information and tips.