• Hotel Becket Celebrates Grand Opening with the Debut of Ten Crows Restaurant

     
    POSTED April 13, 2017
     

While Hotel Becket in South Lake Tahoe opens its doors, it simultaneously debuts its Ten Crows restaurant, an Alabama-style restaurant dedicated to fire pit cooking.

Executive Chef Trent Bissell designed the menu, digging into his northern Alabama roots for ideas. Along with Alabama flavors, the restaurant incorporates Carolina, Creole and Cajun tastes.

 “Growing up in the South, barbeque and smoking meats was always a passion and a hobby for me,” says Bissell. “I’m excited to bring my years of experience cooking authentic southern specialties to Lake Tahoe.”

Menu items include classic homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast, a pimento cheese appetizer for lunch and chopped pork for dinner.

The space at Ten Crows features an outdoor patio, flat screen TVs, and a terrace with games and fire pits in the summer

Bissell has worked at Whole Foods Market, Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa and the Dolce Group. His received his culinary degree from Le Cordon Blue in Atlanta.

As it opens its new restaurant, Hotel Becket reveals its multimillion dollar renovation, which included merging the former 968 Park Tahoe and Park Tahoe Inn into a new hotel concept.

There are currently 167 rooms in Hotel Becket and more than 1,000 square feet of group and meeting space with multi-function breakout rooms.

It is located across the street from Heavenly Village and two blocks from the casino and nightlife of Nevada. Lake Tahoe is a short walk from the hotel and guests are given entry to a private beach.

Kohler Co. has announced the appointment of Doug Stringer as head chef of The Immigrant Restaurant, located at The American Club resort-hotel at Destination Kohler.

Stringer joined Kohler Co. in 2015 as sous chef of Riverbend, where he oversaw all facets of kitchen operations, purchasing, food cost management, staffing, menu design, and overall leadership. He has over seven years of fine dining and hospitality experience. In his new role, he will oversee the development and creation of culinary programs.

 

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