Supper in the woods
Dinners raise money for Tahoe Food Huband highlight local food and drink.
Written by Amanda Burden

Tahoe Food Hub leaders organized the second of three Supper Clubs on Sept. 10 at the beautiful Dancing Pines private property near Jackson Meadows, 20 minutes north of Truckee. The well-attended evening was chilly, a little rainy, and by event’s end guests’ breath was visible, proving that locals truly are “Tahoe tough.” 

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Supper Club Menu

Bundled in jackets and scarves, participants initially wandered around the property, sitting by the tranquil creek, huddling around a fire pit, and mingling in the mobile bar area while sipping local beer and wine.

The party then moved to the giant, long, wooden table surrounded by a pine canopy. 

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A large group attended the second Supper Club dinner to benefit Tahoe Food Hub

The four-course dinner was prepared by Alex Tolger, co-owner of Mogrog Rotisserie food truck and Kitchen Collab in Truckee. He has worked with the Tahoe Food Hub for five years. 

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From the Farm: Kasha Cabbage Rolls with Preserved Lemon Sweet Pepper Sauce

Tolger crafted a menu that highlighted grass-fed lamb from Hole in One Ranch in Janesville and organic produce from Stone’s Throw Farm in Colfax. The farmers, Steven and Bryanna Eisenhut, and ranchers, Joe and Teri Bertotti, joined the table and offered a short talk about their operations.

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From the Ranch: Braised leg of lamb ragout with spaetzle grun and sage oil

“There’s a story behind every meal you eat,” Joe said. “Family farmers often are a part of that story. The business is challenging and we are looking for your support.”

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Joe and Teri Bertotti of Hole in One Ranch in Janesville

Almost all of the food and drink served at the Supper Club events were locally sourced. Butter, bread, and FiftyFifty beer came from Truckee, to name a few additions.

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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.’s beers were featured at the event

The Tahoe Food Hub started six years ago and now runs three trucks for pickup and delivery, a 4,000-square-foot warehouse for storage, and a well-curated farm shop in Truckee. The hub also just launched an online farmers’ market for the public.

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Tahoe Food Hub runs three trucks for local food pickups and deliveries

The Supper Club events are finished for the season, but you can sign up for a dinner taking place as part of WinterWonderGrass at Tahoe Food Hub on Oct. 17. In addition, the hub will present community soup nights beginning Oct. 22. For details, visit www.tahoefoodhub.org.

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Tahoe Food Hub organizes several events throughout the year

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