Chefs prep for Sample the Sierra
South Shore chefs are busy chopping, boiling, braising and baking in the kitchen this week as they prepare for Sample the Sierra on Sunday.
Sample the Sierra, now in its fourth year, is an annual culinary festival that pairs El Dorado County wineries and growers with local restaurants to celebrate local food. Local artists set up booths to show and sell their work, and live music is performed throughout the event.
Organizers have made some improvements this year, according to TahoeChamber spokeswoman Jessica Cunningham. Last year, people raised concerns about the lines, so organizers changed the layout of the festival this year to provide a better flow, she said.
“We’ve interspersed the food booths with artist booths to help alleviate some of the lines,” she said.
This year’s lineup includes 12 wineries, two breweries, two distilleries, 16 local restaurants, 16 produce growers and 23 artists. The breweries and distilleries are ...