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 up to 30 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. Your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass. Advance tickets only will be sold for 2022 + we are limiting our total tickets sold to 350, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!
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 Sierra Community House.
2022 TASTING STATIONS
Below are the participating tasting stations and their offerings.
Short Rib Street Tacos w/ Chipotle Aioli and Cilantro + their signature ChupaCabra
Tahoe Truckee Local Elections
Sweets to Honor Our Local Candidates
D'Lish Catering & Burrito Window
Caprese Cones with Herb Goat Cheese
Glasses Wine Bar
A Selection of Red & White Wines
Jason's Beachside Grille
Baby Back Ribs
A Selection of Delicious Pizza
Lumaconi Cheese Shells & Baked Penne
Men Wielding Fire
Mini Brisket & Mini Pulled Pork Sandwich
Mountain Slice Cafe & Creamery
A Selection of Delicious Pizza
Now We Taco'N Taqueria
Eloté – Mexican street corn
Smoked BBQ Beef + GF Veggie Wrap
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
Wild Mushroom Bisque
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Selection of Delicious Beer
Spindleshanks American Bistro & Wine Bar
Arugula Pear Salad w/ Hazelnuts, Cambozola
Susie Scoops Ice Cream
Locally Made Ice Cream
Tahoe Bread Company
Fresh Baked Whole Grain Sourdough
Tahoe Blue Vodka
Tahoe Blue Vodka Mule
Tahoe Tap Haus
“The Lazy Shepherd” Shepherds Pie
The Soule Domain
Grilled Rack of Lamb Chop
Tree House Cafe
Hot Coffee & Pastries
Tunnel Creek Cafe
Pork Belly Ramen Shooters
Truckee River Winery
A Selection of Red & White Wines
LIVE MUSIC WITH THE IMPOSTERS
FOLK, POP, COUNTRY
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.
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
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.
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?
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.