“Taste & Listen- Where culinary Art Intersects with Performance Art” Pop Up Dinner 4.21.18

$115.00

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The Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner is an exploration into creative cooking with a multi-course meal inspired by the sounds and rhythms of the music of Ian Case and Motoshi Kosako. Guests are encouraged to walk around the kitchen, joining conversations that are free flowing, and enjoy music by award winning musicians. Seating is communally and each course is served at the same time with some commentary from the Stella Kitchen Chef Alex Downing. Live music performances with delicious food will deliver an unforgettable meal and sonic experience like none other. The Cedar House Sport Hotel has been a community sponsor of the local arts nonprofit of Trails & Vistas since 2005, and this dinner benefits the arts in nature programs of the art hikes and the world concert.

About the Music
Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) Case brings an expansive sound intertwining double-neck guitar and the Kalemba, an instrument from Africa and South America, with modern live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect. Concert attendee raved “Ian’s music is phenomenal – watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”

Experience the unique compositions of jazz harpist and composer Motoshi Kosako, who will perform a variety of styles ranging from modern jazz and traditional Japanese sounds with his harp music. Kosako will do it all with exemplary skill, using both traditional and innovative techniques, including the ability to make his harp sound just like a guitar. Motoshi Kosako was born in Matsuyama City, Japan, and started his musical training on the piano and the guitar and stared using jazz guitar techniques on the harp when he move to the United States in the 1990’s. Motoshi Kosako is considered as the most influential Jazz harpist in Japan and around the world.

Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director of Trails & Vistas
“In this delicious conceptual piece, the Stella chefs and I invite the guests to interact with culinary arts in a more companionable way, which blurs the distance between artist, viewer, and chef. You aren’t just listening to the music as a backdrop, but you are actively listeningand are, in fact, building community as you eat. Blending music and a culinary experience while you enjoy an evening with friends and new acquaintances.”

 

Dinner Menu

Welcome

sparkling aperitif

 

Canapes

negima yakitori; grilled chicken and scallion skewer, tare glaze, sichimi-togarashi
yuca relleno; fried yuca dumplings with queso fresco, aji verde
ras al hanout spiced beef confit with roasted eggplant on lavash, preserved lemon rind, tamarind-tomato chutney, yogurt
okonomiyaki; griddled cabbage cake, okonomi sauce, kewpie, beni-shoga, katsuobushi, aonori

First Course

shiro maguro tataki, grated daikon, sudachi-ponzu vinaigrette, shio koji marinated cucumber salad

Second Course

moqueca; grilled prawns over spiced coconut fish stew, with corn, avocado, roasted tomatoes, pickled red onion, cilantro, thai basil

Entree

berbere braised oxtails with okra and peanut, mashed plantain, fresh mint, mango chutney, goat yogurt

Dessert

matcha cake napolean, white chocolate creme, sakura blossom panna cotta, raspberry syrup, candied kiwi

Dinner Details

If you have any questions, please call The Cedar House Sport Hotel at 530.582.5655

Location:  Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel  |  10918 Brockway Rd Truckee, CA 96161

Date and Time: Saturday, April 21st 2018, 6pm – 9pm

Cost:  $115 per person plus tax and 18% service charge.  Optional wine pairing available at additional cost. Bottles of wine and beer also available for purchase.  We also welcome limited corkage at $25/bottle.

Note: Seating is assigned, so if you would like to be seated near another party, you must note that in the ‘comments’ field during checkout.

Dietary Restrictions: This is a pre-fix dinner menu and we cannot change a dish due to a dislike of a specific food item. Please review menu in advance and have a willingness to try things that you might not ordinarily prefer.  We can accommodate genuine food allergies or restrictions if given 48 hours or more advance notice (with the exception of a vegan diet). Due to the nature of this type of menu service, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your food allergies or restrictions if not given advance notice. Thank you for your understanding and compliance. See our FAQ’s for full details.

MORE INFORMATION

– Full Payment through this site is required to attend any Stella Pop Up Dinners.
– 30 day change/cancellation policy

Why Online Reservations?
Stella is a communal dining experience that is different from other fine dining restaurants. We make sure to fill every seat in order to foster a more social, energetic dining room. Online Reservations allow us to do that while focusing on the food and experience, rather than on answering phones. Only guests who have purchased their reservations online are allowed to an event, no walk-ins are permitted.

What does the reservation include?
For Pop Up Dinners, your reservation is inclusive of our pre-fixe tasting menu. Tax and 18% Service Charge are NOT included in the price but are automatically charged when purchasing your ticket online.

Why add a service charge automatically? Who receives it?
Part of the beauty of the online reservation system is that you pay in advance, and don’t have to stick around to pay a bill. It prevents the end of the meal from becoming a transaction. Everyone at Stella serves food, and no customers have a particular server tied to their party. 100% of service charges are pooled between the front and back of house team. In addition, the service charge allows us to ensure that our employees are compensated fairly.

Can I get a refund after purchase?
All Stella events have a 30-day change/cancellation policy, meaning NO refunds will be given within the 30-day window regardless of circumstance. Dates also cannot be changed within the 30-day window. Reservations CAN however be transferred.

How do I Transfer my reservation?
The reservation is completely transferable to another person, but not to a different date or time. All transfers must be done by calling the Cedar House Sport Hotel directly at 530.582.5655. It is important to note that we will only adjust the name on the reservation – meaning we will not refund one person, and then charge another. If you cannot attend an event, you can switch your reservation into someone else’s name, and then you are responsible for pursuing payment from that person if you choose to do so.

Does the reservation include drinks?
You reservation is for the pre-fixe dinner only (includes “welcome aperitif”), but we will have bottles of wine and beer available for purchase the night of your Pop Up Dinner, which have been specifically selected to compliment the courses. Our licensing does not allow for liquor. We also welcome limited corkage at $25.00 per bottle.

What dietary restrictions can we accommodate?
This is a pre-fix dinner menu and we cannot change a dish due to a dislike of a specific food item. Please review menu in advance and have a willingness to try things that you might not ordinarily prefer. We can accommodate genuine food allergies or restrictions if given 48 hours or more advance notice (with the exception of a vegan diet). Due to the nature of this type of menu service, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your food allergies or restrictions if not given advance notice. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.

What is the dress code?
Casual or Dressy, it’s your night and we want you to feel comfortable. As with most Truckee/Tahoe restaurants, jackets are not required for gentlemen….but wearing your ski pants isn’t encouraged either.

How long should I expect dinners to last?
On average you can expect to spend 2-3 hrs with us for dinner. The first 30-minutes is mingling time with snacks, before being sat for the actual tasting menu.

Do you accept old Stella Gift Cards?
Absolutely! You can use your Cedar House / Stella Gift Card for Hotel Rooms, Pop Up Dinners, Cooking Classes, etc. Please call us at 530.582.5655 if you would like to make a reservation using a Gift Card as this cannot be done online.