Our 16th Annual Passport to Dining event has been POSTPONED from its regular November date due to COVID-19.
North Tahoe's Most Flavorful Fundraiser
Thursday, November 7, 2019
6-9pm at the North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach

Don’t miss out on North Tahoe’s most flavorful fundraiser, Passport to Dining. The 15th annual fall social gathering will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6-9pm at the North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach. NTBA bringsĀ together 30 restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries for a night of unlimited tastings to excite the palate. The popular event features a raffle and silent auction including Northern California getaway packages and many valuable items. Come experience one-of-a-kind flavors from a variety of local and regional vendors.

Advance tickets are $40 and include unlimited, responsible tastings. Day of event tickets are $60 and are only available at the venue starting at 6:00pm and are on a first-come, first served basis. Must be 21+ year of age; ID required at event registration.

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.


Below are the participating tasting stations and their offerings.

Alibi Ale Works

A Selection of Delicious Alibi Beer


Texas Brisket Sliders

Brimm's A Catering Co.

Chili Verde Pork Street Tacos

Cafe Biltmore

Mini Caprese Appetizer

Caliente Southwest South

Short Rib Flautas and our signature ChupaCabra

FOLK Brewing Company

Kombucha on Tap

Glasses Wine Bar

Selection of Red & White Wines

Great Basin Brewing Company

Craft Beer

Jason's Beachside Grille

Ribs & Broccoli Salad

Lanza's Restaurant

Lumaconi & Mac and Cheese

Las Panchitas

Chingalingas Appetizer & Chile Rellenos

Little Truckee Ice Creamery

Ice Cream & Non-Dairy Frozen Treats

Marina Breakfast Company

Shrimp-N-Grits Bar

Men Wielding Fire

Mini Pulled Pork Sandwich & Smoked Bacon Mac & Cheese

Moe's Original BBQ

Ribs & Mac N Cheese

Mountain High Sandwich Co.

Variety of Sandwiches. Vegan and Gluten Free options

Mountain Slice Cafe & Creamery

Deep Dish Detroit Style Pizza & Ice Cream Samples

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Crab & Lobster Bisque & Wild Mushroom Bisque

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Pale Ale, Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

South Lake Brewing Company

IPA and a lighter beer like our Kolsh or Blonde

Soule Domain

Hamachi Poke on Belgium endive w/Korean Ponzu, pickled ginger, lime & mint

Susie Scoops Ice Cream

Locally Made Ice Cream!

Tahoe Blue Vodka

A Tasty Tahoe Blue Cocktail : )

Tahoe Empanadas

Empanadas: Traditional Beef, Chicken Quesadilla, Macaroni & Cheese (Vegetarian), Sweet Potato Butternut Squash & Corn (Vegan)

Tahoe Fuller's

Coming Soon!


Spanish Croquettas with Romesco


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 22 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 generously donating.

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 7? Please click button above and let us know your availability.


How do tickets work?

A Passport to Dining ticket grants you access to this fundraising event and is good for unlimited responsible tastings. Advanced tickets are $40 online* with credit card or can be purchased at the NTBA office with cash or check. Day of tickets are $60 at the door.

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 400 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 11.