Traci Des Jardines Previews Tahoe, L.A. Menus

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Photo: Courtesy Jardiniere

Between preparing the menu at Lake Tahoe’s Manzanita — due in December — and participating in Los Angeles’ American Wine & Food Festival this weekend, Traci Des Jardines barely seems to have time for her flagship kitchen. “I have handed over a fair amount of the creativity to my chefs at Jardiniere. They have a lot of input. That helps to keep things changing and moving,” she told LAist. She’ll be doing her own cooking for this weekend’s festival, though. “I am going to make marinated, cured Monterey Bay sardines on escabeche. I am also going to make Liberty Farm duck meatballs sliders with a fresh fig compote.” As for Manzanita, expect that menu to remain simple: “Pizzas, pastas, rustic roasted meats, big casseroles, the kind of food you want to eat after a day of exertion. We will change the menu seasonally, using local products from around the Lake Tahoe region.”

The Culinary Adventures of Traci Des Jardins
[LAist]

Traci Des Jardines Previews Tahoe, L.A. Menus