Looking to treat yourself to an upscale dining experience here in Truckee? Trokay is here to provide! This high-class, fine dining in North Lake Tahoe restaurant will add more than a touch of elegance to your North Lake Tahoe getaway.
Fine Dining in Lake Tahoe
Indulge in a fine dining in Lake Tahoe dinner at Trokay, with its wide selection of dinner options. For your first time there, you may wish to order a Prix Fixe for the entire table. The Prix Fixe offers you a choice of sweet corn bisque or a roasted summer vegetable salad; a choice of Chilean seabass ceviche, Maryland soft shell crab tempura, or green curried ”Beluga” lentils; a choice of wild Alaskan halibut, angus beef tenderloin, or sweet corn hushpuppies; and for dessert, a choice of caramel apple “Mille-Feuille” or a Valrhona grand cru chocolate.
There are quite a few choices for your meal’s happily ever after. Chocolate lovers can go for the Valrhona grand cru chocolate with cherry and almond. Fruit lovers can take their pick from a blackberry pavlova with kiwi and white fir, a strawberry confit with black pepper ice cream and coriander, or a caramel apple “Mille-Feuille” with brown butter ice cream and an oat crumble. And don’t forget to pair your choice with a dessert wine!
Trokay offers a Happy Hour on Fridays to Tuesdays in the bar only from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Get half off of glasses of wine, and pair your drink with a cheese plate special.
All bills at this fine dining in North Lake Tahoe restaurant come with a 3% surcharge, to better meet the rising minimum wages and costs of living for employees and to improve compensation for non-tipped employees such as kitchen staff. And while the restaurant could simply raise its prices, Trokay argues that lacks full transparency as to why prices are raised and that is why it has instead chosen to go with the surcharge instead.
Trokay doesn’t offer just food but learning opportunities as well, with classes available for all ages and skill levels. Learn to make pasta from scratch, how to roast meat, how to source seafood, or how to wield a knife as if you were a pro chef. Or just take the kitchen ins-and-outs class that’s suitable for everyone ages 8 and up (which makes it perfect as a family experience). Each class runs for two hours, ending with you devouring your classwork.
Location and Hours
You’ll find Trokay at 10046 Donner Pass Road. The restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays to Tuesdays and is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can make your reservations at (530)-582-1040.
Enjoy Nearby Stops and Attractions
Your savory meal or cooking class experience at Trokay is sure to be a highlight of your Truckee adventure, particularly if you’re a food enthusiast with a passion for palate-pleasing moments. That being said, a meal at Trokay also comes with the added bonus of keeping you close to nearby stops and attractions built for fun! For the traveler to Truckee that can’t wait to maximize every minute of their exciting stay, the following are just a few of many options to consider adding to your itinerary while you’re in the area.
Historic Downtown Truckee and Visitor Center
Many travelers are drawn to Truckee for the option to be close to the beauty and fun of the great outdoors, but this area has a lot of history to offer up as well. If you’re the type of visitor that loves to find routes to stepping back in time and experiencing the stories that make up the destination, historic downtown Truckee is the place to do exactly that. This area is charming and often bustling but incorporates architecture that speaks to the area’s early settlement. Enjoy browsing building colors, patterns, and styles that speak to a different era entirely as you stroll along and windows shop. Looking for more in-depth information on the area’s past? Stop into the Visitor Center where knowledgeable staff are on-hand to answer questions, give advice, and even provide some insight on upcoming area events!
Ponderosa Golf Course
Love spending time on the greens no matter where you go? Truckee has some exceptional opportunities waiting for you at the nearby Ponderosa Golf Course. Located at 10040 Reynold Way, the Ponderosa Golf Course is a great place to work on either your long or short game in a setting that’s equal parts scenic and challenging. Access to practice greens make this a great stop for golfers of all skill levels while everyone can enjoy stopping into the pro shop and snack bar after their round is complete.
Across the river and accessible off of Fire Road is the Sawtooth Trailhead. For visitors that prefer to work off those restaurant calories with a trek through nature that’s designed to inspire, this is the trail to start with. The Sawtooth Trail is a 9-mile, single-track loop that winds hikers through a wonderful combination of forested and desert terrain. Connecting up with several other major trails, the Sawtooth Trail is a great route for those looking to capture wonderful photos of the Truckee River Canyon along the way.