Dinner in front of Lake Tahoe. Course after course of prix fixe cuisine. Dining on autumn-inspired comfort food, wine and beer pairings. There’s a lot to fall in love with at Camp Richardson’s Fall Feast Week, served now through November 15 at the Beacon Bar and Grill. Now in its third year, the event returns with four delicious courses for a cool $45 per person.
Start your Fall Feast with a choice of carrot ginger bisque or roasted corn chowder before diving into either the roasted beet salad with walnuts or fall flavors salad with radicchio, spicy frisée and maple dressing. Then sit back and sip the recommended beer or wine and get ready for your entrée.
Fall Feast’s main courses make for tough decisions. Will it be the blackened Columbia River salmon, topped with fresh pesto and served with a basil and bean cassoulet? Or, perhaps the chicken carbonara; house-made spinach fettuccini with pan-seared Petaluma free-range chicken breast, hardwood-smoked bacon and fresh peas in a cream reduction? Or will it be the New York Strip, rubbed with aromatic herbs and either grilled to perfection with onion frites, or pan-seared and topped with green peppercorn demi-glace?
It may be time for a stretch to make room for the sumptuous desserts that are served next. The choices are tempting: the Beacon’s famous hula pie; vanilla bean ice cream, honey-coated, caramelized walnuts in a Oreo cookie crust with Hershey’s fudge topping; or, sink your teeth into the pumpkin cranberry “bash” – a custardy, almost cheesecake-esque temptation with tart cranberries and a gingersnap crust.
The Beacon has a thoughtful list of pairings to go with each and every dish served during Fall Feast Week. Craft beers and premium California wines pairing can accompany each course, as well as any other beverage from the Beacon’s well-appointed taps and bar, featuring its signature frozen cocktail, the Rum Runner. The regular lunch and dinner menus are available throughout the event, and you can even split the four courses for a nominal $6 to make room for other menu exploration.
We hope the fresh snow, golden aspen trees and fall season have you loving Lake Tahoe in the fall (and fine dining!) as much as we are. Call the Beacon at 530-541-0630 to plan your Fall Feast with family or friends today, the event ends soon and the restaurant will be closed for maintenance November 16 – 25, 2015.