For the seventh year, Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe is hosting the South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival! Head up to South Lake Tahoe next weekend, and enjoy a Fall weekend of delicious food paired with excellent wine and spirits. Take part in the whole weekend of events focused on food and spirits, or just pick one or two events to take part in! Below is the weekend itinerary for the South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival! We will see you there!
When: Friday October 21, 2016 through Sunday October 23, 2016
Where: Different establishments within Harrah’s and Harveys casinos
Tickets: Tickets must be purchased for each individual event and range from $30 up to $150 per person. Go to Ticketmaster.com or the Harrah’s Box Office (1-800-786-8208)
**All these events are geared towards those over 21.
Friday, October 21 | 10:00pm – 11:00pm | $45/person
We all know that sake makes sushi better. Ok, maybe not really. But a really good sake is the perfect compliment to your favorite Sushi roll. Enjoy an hour of tasting, and learning about different varieties of sake from traditional to non-traditional.
Peek Kick Off Party
Friday, October 21 | 10:30pm – 4:30am | Ladies free, Gentleman $10
Whether you just enjoyed some sake or not, start off your weekend at Peek Nightclub in Harrah’s for a night of dance. Featuring Grey Goose, treat yourself to your favorite vodka drink and enjoy the night!
Grand Market Expo
Saturday, October 22 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm | $50 per person | $80 per person VIP with early admission
If you stayed out to late at Peek on Friday, don’t worry the main event doesn’t start until 1:00pm. This is the signature event of the South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival. Walk around the Harrah’s Special Events Center and enjoy tastings of wine, food, craft brews and liquors all from culinary experts. We recommend eating a lite breakfast, because you will want to try everything! The VIP experience is a little more per ticket, but you can get in to the expo at noon and also will receive a commemorative gift.
President’s Dinner with Special Guest Violet Grgich
Saturday, October 22 | 4:30pm – 7:00pm | $150 per person
This special dinner will celebrate 40 years since the 1976 tasting in Paris of California vs French wines. The results shocked the world, with Napa wines winning the blind tasting event. The host for this South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival event, Violet Grgich, is the daughter of Mike Grgich who made the ‘Best Wine in the World’, Chateau Montelena Chardonnay at the Paris tasting. At this one of a kind dinner party, attendees are treated to a four-course meal with expertly picked wine pairings of Grgich wines. Grgich Chardonnay’s can retail for almost $100, so this event is truly worth your money.
The Lovin’ Spoonful
Saturday, October 22 | 7:30pm – 9:15pm | $35 per person
Work off your four course meal with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band, The Lovin’ Spoonful! This American rock band, has popular hits that include “Summer in the City”, “Daydream”, and of course “Do You Believe in Magic”. Playing in the Harrah’s South Shore Room, their music will get you up and dancing and out of your food coma.
Craft Whiskey Revolution
Saturday, October 22 | 9:00pm – 10:00pm | $45 per person
Who doesn’t love a good whiskey night-cap? Similar to the sake tasting, this Food and Wine Festival event features new styles of whiskey from around the world. Using new and different processes, you will want to taste these “new” whiskey’s.
South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Night at Peek
Saturday, October 22 | 10:30pm – 4:30am | $10 per ladies, and $20 for Gentlemen
Night two of dancing will commence after the Whiskey tasting. Head to Peek Nightclub in Harrah’s for some signature Grey Gooose cocktails and music!
Farewell Champagne Brunch
Sunday, October 23 | 11:00am – 2:00-pm | $29.99 per adult, and $24.99 per child
Once you have had enough, sake, wine, whiskey and paired tasty delights wrap up your weekend with a Food and Wine Festival’s farewell brunch. The buffet is located at Harrah’s Forest Buffet, and will feature acoustic music and crepes and omelets made to order and other fabulous traditional breakfast choices. Wash it all down with a mimosa or bloody Mary to cap off your weekend!
Stay in Luxury
If you are looking for a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, take advantage of our reduced rates! Contact one of our reservation specialists and let them find you and your friends the perfect luxury home. We have many luxury condos that are walking distance to Harah’s and Harvey’s, perfect for participating in the Food and Wine Festival!