Check it out: Avec Food+Wine in Truckee

I’ve got Tahoe on my mind! Recently I set-off for North Lake Tahoe to pour Six Sigma Ranch wines at Avec Wine + Food, a charming wine bar in Truckee. Making my way through the Sierra Nevada was gorgeous;there’s still plenty of snow at elevations above 8,000 feet.

Nestled in “The Rock” shopping complex,  southeast of downtown Truckee, Avec owners Chris Cooke and Rose Levinson have created a charming destination with an inviting outdoor patio and classy-casual interior.

By day Avec is a deli-café-wine shop and at night it transforms into a cozy tapas wine bar.  I arrived just in time for the cozy tapas part!  We poured Six Sigma Ranch Sauvignon Blanc that chef Rose Levinson paired with edamame pesto and fresh baked pita drizzled with Villa Barone Olive Oil (extra virgin olive oil produced just down the road from Six Sigma Ranch).  With our 2007 Cuvée, guests enjoyed a sautéed portabella mushroom and tri-tip crostini.  A spicy patatas baravas with chorizo was paired with Six Sigma 2007 Tempranillo.  All beautifully presented. All very yummy.

Put Avec Wine + Food on your go-to list.  The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed. Chris Cooke will guide you in your wine purchases or selections from their well-stocked gourmet deli.  Get ready to experience creative flavor combinations with affordable mix and match small plates.

This is Susan… saying definitely check it out.

Else Ahlmann

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