Thanksgiving Dinner from Butter + Salt

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Relax, Butter + Salt is taking care of your Thanksgiving dinner. All you’ll need to do is pour a glass of wine, simply reheat using their detailed instructions and serve.

This year Butter + Salt wanted to do more than take the stress away from their clients who purchase their Prepared Thanksgiving Packages. The team is excited to be donating a full Thanksgiving meal for every package purchased to seniors in our community that are apart of the National Commodity Supplemental Food Program Association, an extension of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

 

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Have a specific dietary request? Email Butter + Salt to see if we can accommodate your needs: hello@butterandsaltgatherings.com

 

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Love Potion Signature Cocktail

What wedding would be complete without a signature cocktail? Today we are highlighting the “Love Potion”, perfect for this time of year or for any Halloween wedding. Scroll down for the recipe.

 

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LOVE POTION

 

Ingredients:
1 cup pomegranate juice
3 ounces strawberry vodka
3 ounces Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 small chunks dry ice
2 strawberries cut into hearts, for garnish

Directions:
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pomegranate juice, vodka, and Chambord. Shake to combine.
2. Place 1 chunk dry ice into the bottom of each glass (please use non-metal tongs for handling dry ice).
3. Pour the martini over piece of dry ice.
4. Garnish with skewered strawberry hearts if desired.
5. Wait 5-10 minutes for the dry ice to dissolve (and enjoy the fun show!) before drinking.
6. NOTE: DO NOT ingest the dry ice cubes. Wait until they have dissolved before sipping.

 

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Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  Lydia Photography | Event Planner: L Squared Affairs | Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Fine Linen | Event Venue: Miners Foundry Cultural Center | Design and Decor: Tin Roof Farmhouse

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We are excited to announce that Tahoe Unveiled vendor, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, has a new lakefront wedding venue. The Lake Club is the perfect setting for intimate wedding ceremonies and events year-round. The stunning lakefront property, which opened in June 2017, adds another unique venue to an exceptional event space repertoire already in place at the resort’s mountainside property.

 

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“We’re thrilled to offer our new Lake Club as a wedding and events space for our resort guests,” said Bruce Seigel, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “The property’s intimate design, stunning views, and unprecedented access to the waterfront make the Lake Club a perfect setting for exquisite events and lasting memories.”

 

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Combining stylish elegance with fun and functionality, the multi-level Lake Club features amenities that include an indoor gathering area and bar, a ground-floor dining terrace, an upper-level dining deck, a private boat dock, and an expansive lawn extending to the water’s edge. Designed by Tahoe City-based Walton Architecture + Engineering (Walton AE), Lake Club was meticulously designed to fully optimize its unprecedented proximity to the water’s edge. Artful use of natural materials such as ledgestone and cedar wood provides a warm, welcoming and sophisticated counterbalance to the clean, contemporary lines of the steel and glass structure. Floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides allow arriving guests a stunning preview of the breathtaking views that await before they even enter the front door.

 

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Summer Season (mid-June to mid-October)

During the peak season, Lake Club will be available in the evenings for intimate ceremonies and cocktail receptions (90 guests maximum), which can take place on the waterfront lawn or within the indoor spaces depending on guest count. The breathtaking upper-level dining deck with unobstructed views of the lake will be available for rehearsal dinner buffets (36 guests maximum).

 

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Winter Season (mid-October to mid-April)

During this time frame, Lake Club will be available for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions that can take place throughout the location, including the exterior spaces dependent on weather (90 guests maximum). Additionally, the venue can be booked for rehearsal dinner buffets and post-wedding brunches (36 guests maximum) on the upper level or interior spaces as a reception-style event.

 

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Lake Club is available exclusively to our resort guests who reserve a minimum room block of ten rooms for the event date. Throughout the year, formal wedding dinner receptions are required to take place at the main resort following Lake Club ceremonies and events. Lake Club hours of operation are subject to seasonal changes.  Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located in Tahoe Vista, CA (approximately 15-20 minutes from the resort).

 

For more details on hosting your wedding at Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and to request an event proposal, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or contact the resort’s catering sales department at (530) 562-3014.

 

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You’re going to be flooded with all sorts of emotion on your wedding day, some unexpected, but all welcome; feeling feelings is okay. But there’s a line between being emotional and letting all the feels get the better of you.

The good news is you’ve already made the right step in ensuring you stay cool, calm and collected on your big day by picking the ultimate place-of-peace: Lake Tahoe. Thanks to the natural beauty of the Sierras, your Lake Tahoe wedding venue has no choice but to be beautiful, and in that beauty you’ll find a deep sense of tranquility. Just one view of the lake is enough to soften any heart.

Nervous or not, Tahoe’s got this way of making you want to get out and explore her beauty. She’s irresistible. The towering pines alone give off an aroma that’ll ease any degree of stress. But besides hugging trees and deeply breathing in their scent, here are some easy ways to quell your pre-wedding nerves.

Go for a hike: We’re not talking 10 miles up vertical terrain; rather, something gentle, something restorative, something you probably wouldn’t need more than a bottle of water and one tasty snack on (chocolate-covered strawbs, anyone?).

In any given situation, your Tahoe wedding location will be within minutes of a trailhead. That’s just the nature of Tahoe—there are trails everywhere. Bringing your bridesmaids with you will mean you can all breathe deeply, all release any last-minute jitters, and all feel that much more in sync.

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Polar-plunge: Crazy as it may sound, jumping into Lake Tahoe is perhaps the best way to feel instantly rejuvenated. The cool water is invigorating, and being brave enough to plunge in will make you feel as though you can conquer anything. Bonus: jumping in and out is quick, making sure you have plenty of time to attend to other “business.”

Stretch on the beach: Whether you’re a yogi or as flexible as LEGO dolls, stretching does any body good. Loosening your muscles will help you feel more comfortable in your dress, and it’ll also clear your mind. Stretching is grounding, and throw in the sand, lake, and sound of chirping blue jays, and you’re guaranteed to come out zen. All it takes is ten minutes.

If you’re not in the mood for endorphins, you can also find a secluded picnic bench where you can jot down your emotions. Not only will this release any bottled-up feelings, it’ll provide something fun to read in years to come.

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Sailing with Tahoe Sailing Charters is our go-to wedding event. From welcome parties to day-after Sunday sails, don’t visit Lake Tahoe and miss this opportunity!

From Captain Tyler: The snow is sticking around, but we are sailing every day! With the prevalent weather swings we have had to break out the jackets and blankets a little more often than we would like. Sometimes, when the weather isn’t its normal –always perfect– self, the level of adventure increases. Our guests get a little more than they bargained for and the result is often a significantly more profound and indelible experience. We encourage you to grab some layers, brave the cold and come out with us for some chilly springtime sailing. In the meantime, we are going to pray for summer…

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Wanderlust Squaw Valley

The Lake Tahoe area is incredible on any given day of the year and yet the bar is raised even higher as Squaw Valley transforms into a haven for all things innovative, beautiful and fun in the world of mind/body wellness this July 20-23rd. Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world returns for an unforgettable, four-day retreat. Wanderlust Squaw Valley gathers a unique combination of yoga, music, speakers and outdoor adventure to create the ultimate restorative getaway.

A phenomenal lineup of some of the world’s most outstanding yoga teachers, musicians, meditation instructors and performing artists promise a transformative experience. Attendees can practice a smorgasbord of yoga styles (at all levels), outdoor activities such as hiking, nature runs, kayaking, paddle-boarding and mountain biking, and indulge in wine tastings and organic delicacies. This year’s epic roster includes:

YOGA

Experience top tier yoga classes taught by the world’s most sought after teachers: Gurmukh, Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Janet Stone, Adriene Mishler, Briohny Smith, Anne Marie Kramer, Dave Romanelli and more.

MEDITATION

Unplug and get centered with meditation classes from renowned teachers such as Davidji, Jennifer Partridge, Anand Mehrota, Priya Deepika Mohan and more.

NATURE

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will delight in the full range of adventurous activities from stand up paddle boarding, musical hikes and adventure runs, to outdoor meditations, kayaking and more. Our open “Uncommons” area will host an array of activities such as aerial yoga, acroyoga, hula hooping, slacklining and more.

FIND YOUR TRUE FORK

Presented by Tropicana Probiotics, Find Your True Fork is Wanderlust’s brand new interactive culinary stage where participants will experience hands-on how to make fresh and healthy dishes from top chefs and wellness experts. Kevin Callaghan will reveal how to think like a kitchen pro, Seamus Mullen will tell you how to balance the microbiome with delicious food, Jason Wrobel will give his top food hacks for busy people, and much more.

MUSIC

Get down with live performances featuring Lettuce’s sonic freedom, the R&B electric soul of Little Dragon, the soul-dipped bluegrass funk of Dustbowl Revival and many more.

TALKS

Attendees will be inspired by the Speakeasy series, a lecture program featuring today’s thought leaders: Dr. Betty Uribe will tell you how to get what you want—in an authentic way; musician and activist Madame Gandhi discusses what “the future is female” really means; business expert Michael Ellsberg will change the ways you think about money, wealth, and spending by investing in yourself—and more.

FOOD & WINE

The Farm to Table Dinner is a chef-crafted meal sourced from the freshest seasonal produce and locally farmed meats, which promises an incredible fine dining experience. At the Salt + Smoke BBQ, celebrate the best the South has to offer by dancing to live music, and savoring local BBQ (and veggie options) with all the fixings. Or, sample local and imported wine, beer, and libations, plus seasonal hors d’oeuvres at our Uncorked events, accompanied by live music, a bonfire and the setting sun.

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Do something a little out of the ordinary this Valentine’s Day. Join Butter + Salt as they are hosting an intimate evening at their Chef’s Table. Enjoy a 6-course wine + beer paired dinner while overlooking the kitchen. Hurry, there are only a few tickets available!

Check out the creative menu below and email hello@butterandsaltgatherings.com to purchase tickets.

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We love this time of year in Lake Tahoe! Even though Christmas has passed, we are still feeling super festive and ready to party. If you are in need of some last minute North Lake Tahoe and Truckee New Year’s Eve ideas, we have you covered!

 

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the breathtaking West Shore of Lake Tahoe at the West Shore Cafe. A first-class celebration that includes: bubbly, noise makers and of course, a five course chef’s tasting menu. Doors will open with cocktail hour at 7 p.m. and dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Ike & Martin as you celebrate lakeside with friends and family. When the hour hits, all guests will toast with a glass of Champagne and celebrate with party favors galore. This event is for adults 21+ only and is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call to make a reservation 530.525.5200.

 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is offering a la carte dining at Manzanita and The Living Room. Manzanita Restaurant Reservations are recommended, call (530) 562-3051 to make yours. Then head to the Village to ring in the New Year. There will be music, ice skating, and fireworks.

Northstar California features its Fire & Ice Celebration on New Year’s Eve. This experience includes ice skating, live music, and roasting s’mores fireside. Fireworks will light up the sky at 9pm.

 

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows have a number of events on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from live music and fireworks to the annual Squaw Valley Prom.

The Crystal Bay Club Casino features North Mississippi Allstars with John Medeski & Marc Broussard + After Party with Jelly Bread & Monophonics . Enjoy music at the Casino’s Crown room from 9 p.m. Tickets are approximately $58 (with online fees).

 

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The Light Parade at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area takes place on New Year’s Eve with sign ups starting at 4:30. This free family event takes place in the dark; chair loading starts at 6:15 p.m. There will be DJ present, plus goodies in the bar are prior to the actual parade. Please note: only “intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark” will be allowed to take part in the parade.

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