The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe to Open New Slope-Side Restaurant This Winter
Construction of a new al fresco dining establishment slated to open early this winter recently began at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Located on the back patio of the luxury Lake Tahoe resort, The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer guests a new year-round casual dining experience with ski-in/ski-out outdoor dining in the winter and poolside convenience during the summer.
"The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer resort guests the opportunity to enjoy lunch and Après-ski dining and drinks mere steps from the slopes," said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. "Along with other recent upgrades including the expansion of the patio and additional outdoor seating, our guests will find The Backyard to be much more animated, and a welcoming place to relax and enjoy the mountain setting."
The restaurant will feature a "blues, brews and BBQ" concept, with the menu offering traditional barbeque favorites including St. Louis smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork platters cooked with an on-site smoker, a selection of house made BBQ sauces, wood-fired oven baked pizzas, traditional burgers and bratwurst along with home-style side dishes and desserts. A seasonal beverage program with saloon-inspired cocktails and local craft beer selections will also be offered. During the winter season, the restaurant will offer après ski food and beverage specials to guests stepping off the adjacent slopes, and casual outdoor cookouts during the summer months, perfect for Lake Tahoe family vacationers.
Designed by Lake Tahoe-based Ward-Young Architecture & Planning, The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer walk-up counter food service and a full bar. The building's design will complement the architecture of the North Lake Tahoe hotel itself, and is scheduled to open mid-December 2013.
To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.