Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, CA
While the closing of the remarkable Stella restaurant was sad news for all of us at here at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate, we are VERY excited about Chef Jacob Burton’s new venture and wanted to share this special and unique news!
Under Executive Chef Jacob Burton, Stella Culinary operates out of the Stella Kitchen, offering hands on cooking classes, underground “pop up styled” dinner parties, as well as “Create Your Evening” custom dining options for groups celebrating special events.
Over the last five years, Stella Restaurant at The Cedar House Sport Hotel, had amassed a loyal following under Chef Jacob Burton, as well as critical acclaim and had been featured in many national magazines. In May 2011, Chef Jacob launched Stella Culinary, an online educational website that focuses on the how’s and why’s of cooking. It currently hosts over 170 instructional videos ranging from basic knife skills, kitchen prep, and bread baking, to instructions on making professional level sauces, charcuterie, and even a popular food science series. The videos have amassed over 5 million views, and Chef Jacob’s educational podcast, The Stella Culinary School, has been featured on the front page of iTunes and boasts over 1 million downloads. StellaCulinary.com receives more than 80,000 unique visitors a month, with an active forum community of passionate cooks who ask and answer questions, share their successes and failures, and help each other become better cooks.
Whether it is a cooking class, an entertaining lunch lecture, a special customized evening, or a fun underground dinner party – there are numerous ways to enjoy Stella Culinary at The Cedar House.
Hands on Cooking Classes – Take your cooking to the next level with a hands on class taught by Chef Jacob Burton and the Stella Culinary team. Conveniently located on the Cedar House Property in Stella Kitchen, Chef Jacob’s classes range from basic knife skills and vegetable cookery, to ethnic and regional themes, all the way to intensive, five day culinary boot camps.
Underground Dinners – The Underground dining scene – often known as the “anti-restaurant” are popular due to their playful and spirited style. They are perhaps best described by LA Times journalist Jenn Garbee in her book “Secret Suppers”:
“It’s happening in attics, garages, living rooms, parking lots and wine cellars across the nation – underground restaurant chefs are taking the food scene by storm, one dinner at a time. They’re throwing fabulous dinner parties at the drop of a hat for a hodge-podge of guests in offbeat, roving locations. They’re evading the cops, enticing the food-obsessed, and making headlines (“Restaurants on the Fringe, and Thriving”!). In short, they’re reinventing the dining experience. No wonder foodies are falling hard for the underground eating experience. Whether it’s steaks prepared in the parlor fireplace of a townhouse, or bacon-wrapped-bacon served on the deck of a charming little house in a sunny Seattle neighborhood, or a white-tablecloth affair set in an open field in Santa Barbara—chefs and food lovers are circumventing the restaurant altogether to cook what they want, to reinvent the serving ambiance whenever the whim strikes, and to attract the most adventurous diners. “
Stella Underground, is their spin on this popular dining movement but executed “Stella style”. They want to change the dining experience where each dinner is a different exploration in creative cooking. Done in a dinner party format, some with a theme, others where there may be no menu at all. They cook – you eat. Bring your favorite wine – there is no corkage! Guests are welcome in the kitchen where conversations will be free flowing and robust. Stella Underground delivers an unforgettable meal and experience.
While things may have changed at one of our favorite dinner spots we are excited to take a class or enjoy an underground dinner. Let’s help support the new transition of Stella and Chef Jake Burton. Visit stellaculinary.com for more information.
Alison specializes in resort properties in Martis Camp, Lahontan, Schaffer’s Mill, Northstar, Squaw, Alpine and Sugar Bowl. Selling over $200 million in the Truckee/Tahoe area since 2009 and counting, we know the local market. Elder Group Real Estate is proudly affiliated with Chase International the leader in luxury real estate. Contact Alison Elder at 530.582.8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.ElderGroupTahoeRealEstate.com