June 21, 2024


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4 new eating places at Mammoth, Tahoe

4 new eating places at Mammoth, Tahoe

Schussing and shredding are actually vital elements of snow season. However all that powder play requires sustenance, too. After all, there are many scorching spots at California ski resorts the place you possibly can seize a chew, whether or not you’re craving a Huge Mountain pizza from Northstar’s Rubicon, high-end burgers at Heavenly’s Gunbarrel Tavern or a pulled pork sando and a sudsy IPA at Mammoth’s Distant Brewing.

There are newcomers, too. Right here’s only a sampling of recent eateries to discover, from the Voltaggio brothers’ buzzy new Italian eatery at Mammoth to a stylish brunch spot in South Lake Tahoe.

Celeb cooks Bryan and Michael Voltaggio soared to fame on “High Chef,” and the aggressive brothers’ culinary chops have since fueled a James Beard finalist nod for Bryan and Michelin star for Michael’s restaurant. Now, the brothers are turning their consideration to Mammoth meals with a contemporary Italian American idea, Vulcania, slated to open at The Village at Mammoth in January. (It’s a partnership with Levy, which does hospitality for Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, in addition to the Mammoth ski resort.)

The restaurant’s identify offers a nod to not volcanos or Roman gods, however a ship — the MS Vulcania, which initially introduced the Voltaggio household from Italy to america. Anticipate midcentury modern-meets-Eighties Italian type within the decor, and a menu of Italian-American dishes with a twist.

The Voltaggio's new restaurant is slated to open in January. (Vulcania artist renderings)
The Voltaggio’s new restaurant is slated to open in January. (Vulcania artist renderings) 

Suppose braciole made with hanger steak, rigatoni served with arrabbiata sauce, brown butter and basil, and mortadella pate with charred and pickled grapes. The Voltaggios say, “The menu we’ve got put collectively is a mirrored image of what we cook dinner for our households in our personal properties.”

In South Lake Tahoe, the place the brand new Desolation Lodge opened this spring, there’s a brand new restaurant, as properly. Desolation, which is owned by the identical workforce behind the lately renovated Wylder Hope Valley, took over the previous Tahoe Villa Motel at 933 Poplar St. and gave the property a Japanese-meets-Scandi design vibe that permeates its city homes, studios and suites.

Anticipate intriguing cocktails and seasonal fare at Maggie’s Restaurant and Bar, which opened in August on the resort’s third flooring and presents 360-degree mountain views. The brunch lineup ($16-$23) from chef Skyler Chauss consists of French toast with lemon curd and raspberries, omelets, benedict variations — together with one with quick rib — and a shepherd’s pie made with elk. The dinner menu ($32 to $148) showcases recent pastas, sport meats and vegan choices, in addition to a signature cheeseburger ($21).

Additionally new in South Lake Tahoe: The meals truck-centric Lakeview Social, a dwell music venue, espresso bar and out of doors hangout that opened at 3135 Harrison Ave. this summer time. There’s a faucet trailer providing suds and wine, hearth pits to maintain issues toasty and a meals truck serving up bibimbap, smash burgers, crispy hen sandos and breakfast sammies. It’s the most recent enterprise for proprietor Luca Genasci, who additionally runs two of Tahoe’s AleWorx areas.