Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 6-9pm
North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach
Passport to Dining promises to be an evening you won't want to miss!

Enjoy a delicious and fun evening of unlimited tastings to excite the palate – featuring ~25 tasting stations including restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries. While enjoying tastings, attendees may purchase raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items and packages. The auction and raffle are recognized as one of the best in North Lake Tahoe featuring Northern California Getaway Packages and many additional valuable items. 

Advance tickets are $60 and include unlimited, responsible tastings.

Tickets are for guests 21+ years of age and require a valid ID upon arrival.

Passport to Dining is brought to you by the North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), a community benefit organization, and a portion of the net proceeds are donated to Tahoe Truckee School of Music.

Congratulations to the 2023 People's Choice Winners!
  • Best Overall: The Soule Domain
  • Best Food: Spindleshanks
  • Best Beverage: Glasses Wine Bar
  • Best Dessert: Susie Scoops Ice Cream

Photos | Sky Emerson


Interested in participating as a Tasting Station? Want to donate Auction and Raffle Prizes to Passport to Dining? Hoping to donate your time and volunteer at the event? We would love to have your support! Learn more or sign up below.

Food & Beverage Tasting Stations

Get great marketing exposure and help support a community benefit organization. There are limited spots, and we sell out every year so sign up before September 23 to be entered into a random drawing to win $200.

Silent Auction & Raffle Donation

Does your business have a product, service, or gift certificate you would like to donate to the silent auction or raffle? Gain marketing exposure for your business and help us reach our fundraising goal by donating today.

Volunteer for Passport to Dining
server with tray

Passport to Dining would not be possible without the help of around 40 volunteers. Available to help the day of the event or the week leading up to November 10? Please click button above and let us know your availability.


Below are the 2023 participating tasting stations and their offerings.

Alibi Ale Works

A Selection of Delicious Alibi Beer

Bear Belly Brewing Co.

Pumpkin Porter & Golden Ale

Bowl Incline | Sam Choy's Ohana Diner

Hawaiian Style Meatballs

Brimm's, A Catering Co.

Curried Chicken Salad Sliders

Caliente Southwest South

Ahi Ceviche + their signature ChupaCabra

Cedar House Pub

Ahi Tuna Tartare Cones & Trecini Rose’ of Grenache

D'Lish Catering & Burrito Window

Sesame Seared Ahi on WonTon Crisp

Glasses Wine Bar

A Selection of Red & White Wines

Jason's Beachside Grille

Baby Back Ribs

Jiffys Pizza

A Delicious Selection of Pizza

Lanza's Restaurant

Lumaconi Cheese Shells & Baked Penne

Las Panchitas

Chingalingas Appetizers & Margaritas

Men Wielding Fire

Mini Brisket & Mini Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pep's Place

Lox Bites + Gluten-Free Veggie Bites

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Wild Mushroom Bisque

Spindleshanks American Bistro & Wine Bar

Hoisin St. Louis Ribs

Susie Scoops Ice Cream

Locally Made Ice Cream

Tahoe Blue Vodka

Tahoe Blue Vodka Mule

The Soule Domain

Pork Belly w/ Korean BBQ Sauce

Tif's Spiked

A Selection of Canned Cocktails

Tree House Cafe

BBQ, Pastries, & Hot Coffee

Truckee River Winery

A Selection of Red & White Wines

Tunnel Creek Cafe

Smoked Scallop w/ Crispy Prosciutto

Whitecaps Pizza

Hummus & Braised Beef with Fresh Pita



The Imposters started out as a cover band (hence the name) in Northern California, always putting their own twist on songs, but quickly transforming into a deeper more expressive band writing songs about personal life and experiences. Their influences range from Fleetwood Mac Tyler Childers to Katie Pruitt and The Civil Wars.

Their roots come from singing and playing in the church and ventured out into playing for the masses.Kristen, the lead singer, has been singing her entire life with her most influential experiences being an African gospel choir she was a part of in college. “I learned how to sing by ear, how to sing with passion, and how to be true to herself.”

Jordan has focused on drumming for most of his career while only recently delving into the world and unending opportunities with guitar and his loop pedal to name few. His passion lies in creating a clean sound that evokes emotion in everything he plays.

The Imposters regularly play the Lake Tahoe circuit, including  numerous restaurants, bars, and ski resorts. They enjoy traveling to new areas and playing for new crowds.

Their repertoire ranges from Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, all the way to covering 90s Hip Hop. They create a fun environment and can adapt to any crowd situation on the fly given their large set list of diverse songs.



In addition to diverse food offerings from 30 tasting stations, Passport to Dining offers an extensive silent auction that includes, lodging, dining, wellness packages, sport and recreation activities, getaway packages, and more. Support a mission to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the communities of North Lake Tahoe and win unforgettable items.


How do tickets work?

Advance tickets are $60 and include unlimited, responsible tastings. Your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and only advance tickets will be sold for 2022. We are limiting our total tickets sold to 350, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!

Please print out your Eventbrite ticket voucher and bring to the event or have the name of the ticket purchaser for check-in.

*Eventbrite charges a processing fee for all tickets purchased online.

I purchased tickets. Now what?

After buying tickets online, a confirmation email will be sent to the purchaser with ticket voucher(s) attached. If purchasing tickets from the NTBA office, you will receive paper ticket(s).

Once at the event, present the ticket voucher(s) or paper ticket or have the name of the ticket purchaser to gain entry to event.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Guests who purchase tickets to Passport to Dining must present ID to verify age. All guests must be 21 or older. Children will not be allowed to accompany parents/guardians.

I bought tickets but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

We are unable to grant refunds as the event is a fundraiser. However, printed ticket vouchers and paper tickets are fully transferable.

How can I sponsor the event?

Thank you for considering sponsoring this beloved fundraiser! For sponsorship benefits and information, please visit our Event Sponsor Page.

How can I sign up to be a tasting station at the event?

Thank you for considering being a part of Passport to Dining. Please fill out the registration form here.

I signed up as a tasting station. Now what?

Consider what your tasting station would like to serve at the event (food cannot be cooked at tasting stations) and prepare tastes/small sample-size portions i.e. 1-2 bites / 2-3 oz. for food and .5-2 oz for beverage. Passport to Dining has an estimated attendance of 300 and some attendees visit tasting stations more than once. With this in mind, please provide enough food/beverage for the 3 hour event. Food offers should be finger-food if possible to reduces costs and waste. Also, think about offering vegetarian, vegan or gluten free items. Notify NTBA staff as soon as you have finalized your menu item, no later than October 14.