It's Farm-to-Fork at the "Dinner in the Barn" Series From Moody's Bistro & Lounge Print
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Written by Ann Shepphird   
Moody's Barn DinnerAnybody who’s been to the North Lake Tahoe town of Truckee knows that Moody’s Bistro & Lounge is an institution, known both for its jazz and for its food, with its emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. This summer, Moody’s will again take diners to the root (as it were) of those ingredients with its third annual “Dinner in the Barn” series. For this, Moody’s executive chef and co-owner, Mark Estee, has partnered with Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms, a certified organic farm and native plant nursery on the Feather River near Sierraville, to provide four-course meals in the farm's 1936-era barn (built by Romano’s uncles) over eight evenings this summer: June 19-20, July 24-25, August 28-29 and September 4-5.

Each meal will be put together by Chef Estee and Moody’s Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette using fresh organic vegetables that are picked that day and paired with appropriate wines and live music. Before dinner, guests are encouraged to tour the farm. Romano will talk about how the vegetables are picked and then Estee will talk about how they were prepared -- in other words, it's about as farm-to-table (or, as Romano calls it, farm-to-fork) as you can get.

Cost for each “Dinner in the Barn” event, which is limited to 60 people, is $125 per person. This includes the four-course dinner, wine, beverages, farm tour, tax and tip. Transportation to and from the farm dinner will be available through Truckee Tahoe Transportation. For reservations to “Dinner in the Barn,” call Moody’s at (530) 587-8688 or for more information on "Dinner in the Barn" (or the summer cooking classes) visit MoodysBistro.com.