Shortly following the start of Spring is one of our favorite holidays at Gar Woods...Easter! Every year we do an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos and shortly after that an adult egg hunt (read: libations). You can tell from the photos below from previous years that Gar Woods is clearly the place to be on Easter Sunday. If you haven't been to one of our gourmet buffet brunches you should strongly consider making 2015 your year of firsts. Make your reservation today!
The Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim takes place during the Tahoe City SnowFest! each year (February & March). This year the swim was celebrated during one of the largest (and only) snow storms of 2015. Brrrr!! Swimmers endured the 39 degree, bone chilling water and had to swim approximately 250 yards to complete the race. Fewer swimmers participated this year than most... but that meant more hot tub space and extra Wet Woodys for those brave souls!
The hugely popular raffle took place in the Gar Woods' Speed Boat Bar immediately following the race. Some great raffle prizes were given out this year thanks to local sponsors and everyone had a great time celebrating the much needed snowstorm in the spirit of SnowFest!
See this year's Polar Bear Swim footage here.
Gar Woods feels honored to be featured in Tahoe Unveiled again this Month. Kyle and Meagan got married at Gar Woods Grill & Pier this last June and it was an absolutely spectacular wedding that deserves recognition in the Top 5. The decor was beautiful, the food was delicious and the people who attended this lake front wedding made this night very special.
See more on this wedding and read the full Tahoe Unveiled article by clicking here.
"We considered a variety of different locations in the area, but after Kyle’s company hosted an awesome Fourth of July party at Gar Woods, we knew it was the perfect fit. The lakeside location is unbeatable, but what made the location a good fit was the great attitude of the restaurant staff – we knew they’d help us achieve our ultimate goal which was to throw an awesome celebration with our family and friends." - Bride Meagan
Tahoe Restauraunt Executive Chef, Peter Brinckerhoff, recieves Chef of the Year for the 4th year in a row at Sample the Sierra
"All the food and alcohol was provided by Gar Woods which made things really easy. Gar Woods printed out a menu that went on each of the guests’ place settings. Then the waiters and waitresses served all the tables like they were eating in a restaurant – taking everyone’s order off the set menu and creating each dish according to our guests’ requests. I never had to turn in a list to Gar Woods of how many chicken meals, salmon meals, steak meals etc. we wanted order. It was nice not to worry about that."
To See the full blog post with photos of this wedding click here:
Tequila Clase Azul Reposado
Clase Azul is an ultra premium, 100% Weber Blue Agave, Reposado Tequila. Clase Azul tequila is the perfect marriage between the finest Tequila and a beautiful handcrafted, hand-painted Talavera carafe.
It is produced and bottled in the Jesus Maria region of Arandas, Jalisco, MX from 100% Tequilana Weber Agave. Clase Azul is aged for a minimum of eight months in small oak barrels. We are using a blend of Bourbon, Cognac, and Sherry casks in the aging process. This aging period and the use of these different barrels differentiates Clase Azul and gives it an award winning taste profile. It has distinct, smooth flavors and aromas, as well as an excellent balance over the palate.
The bottle style is called "Talavera", which was introduced to Mexico by Spanish artisans of the Colonial period. Known as "majolica" in Spain.
To try Clase Azul for yourself, come to one of the Tequila Tastings at Gar Woods, Riva Grill, Caliente, or Bar of America.
What a month it's been! We've loved every moment of the World Cup this year and are sad it is winding down to the final, BUT, we cannot wait to see who wins between Germany and Argentina this Sunday at 2:00! Stay tuned for Saturday's game as well as Brazil and Netherlands fight for third place. Come to Gar Woods for both as we cheer on the last of the teams with a Wet Woody in hand!