Discover the Delights of the Market Café
The Market Café Tahoe is a small, but growing, retail and grab and go snack item shop located in the Lobby or the Avalon Lodge. Soon, this shop will feature gourmet cheeses, meat and other food items as well as local art, tastings and our Bloody Mary Bar on Monday mornings starting in summer 2013.
Currently, the Market Café features our light and healthy breakfast in the morning, local gourmet snacks (and some mass produced ones), soft drinks, sundries, logo gifts and most recently a selection of our favorite unique wines at affordable prices for you to enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, in room with a movie or on the deck enjoying the fresh air.
The Market Café also provides our in room amenities. From champagne and chocolates in room upon arrival, mimosas in the mornings, Avalon Lodge Après Kits, Lunch to Go and everything in between we are happy to help provide you with something special to make your vacation simple and enjoyable. Just speak with the front desk before or during your stay to order: 888.544.7829
This Season’s Wine Selection Is Chosen By: Deb Pierrel, Wine Enthusiast Most of the wines I taste for my personal wine cellar and our hotel offerings sell for $20 a bottle or less, wholesale. I also consider wines that have consistently garnered praise from others including friends like Peter, a French wine buyer and aficionado who has a taste for the exquisite hidden in a small production facility in the back alley’s of Rhone, Burgundy and Languedoc or Chris Collins of Collins Vintage Wines who houses his own imports from Spain and globally.
Claude Val Rhone – 2009 / 2010 A classic blend of Rhone varietals, this delivers far more than your average budget white. This is an undervalued great drink with classic Chablis tones. I could drink this all day. Plus it’s suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans too.
Ch Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc An invigorating, quaffable blend of 65% Old-Vine (60 years+) Semillon & 35% Sauvignon Blanc. This white Bordeaux is rich and drinkable. DP Wine writer Matt Kramer (now of the Wine Spectator) said a few years back. It is my drinking wine of choice. Appetizing.
Le Val Malbec Consistent climate near Beziers in southern France allows for optimal ripening conditions for this fruity, classy, berry-like Malbec. This grape was born in Cahors (South-central France), utilized slightly in Bordeaux blends; on its own, it’s all soft and ripe black cherries.
Chateau Astruc Minervois St Eulalie The rocky terraces of Bruno Astruc (winemaking family since 1862) are strewn with 40% Syrah, 30% Carignan & 30% Grenache. This tasty delight shows hints of violets & red currants that prevail and it is one-of-a-kind; savory