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.