And the No. 1 Place for Foie Gras Is …
You were headed to Tahoe anyway, right?
Foie gras, you may have heard, is back.
All that remains? Where to break the ban.
Sure, we have excellent options close to home — including La Toque in Napa.
Yes, we’re recommending a restaurant that’s three hours away.
But you were going to Tahoe soon anyway, right?
Trokay comes courtesy of two elaborately titled ex-New Yorkers: John Weatherson (former chef de partie at double Michelin-starred Restaurant Daniel) and his wife Nyna (former head cheesemonger at Murray’s, the bucket list-level West Village cheese shop).
The vibe inside: wood-centric alpine modern.
This is where you’d stop for a legitimately excellent meal after a day in the snow.
Your correspondent assigns a portion of her heart to Truckee, where three kindly grandmothers once gave her $150 from their gambling stash to ensure she made it safely to her new home in San Francisco.
Gambling grannies aside, this convivial mountain town and its stand-out purveyor of foie gras deserve your attention on the way to Tahoe’s slopes this winter.
Get it while it’s legal.