At Wolfdale's we use 'Cuisine Unique' to describe our food and the personality of our restaurant. Since opening in 1978, we have developed a style of East-West cuisine and professional service that illustrates our reputation for and dedication to excellence. Our talented staff has an insatiable appetite for learning precisely what our guests enjoy. Creativity stemming from the basic skills of tradition is the challenge we love and readily embrace. Our high standards of a good restaurant has remained consistent throughout the years.
Our location is a bonus as we are beside a beautiful alpine lake, atop the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the summers are paradise and the winters are a snowy-wonderland. Come dine with us at Wolfdale's! We look forward to serving you 'Cuisine Unique'.
Revolutionary in its simplicity, the culinarians in Manzanita begin their journey with a Fundamental yet creative approach. The conceptualize the menu by sourcing the finest in season ingredients, then manipulate them to create diverse flavor profiles. The end result is an artistically presented, seemingly familiar dish, presented with a new twist.
From a lively bar atmosphere, interactive Chef's Table and Tasting Counter, to the Private Dining Room, the restaurant creates a vibrant and inviting ambiance.
Za’s is a legend in Tahoe City. Anyone who lived or frequented North Lake Tahoe area in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s will tell you that Za’s was one of their frequent haunts. Za’s is remembered as a cozy, relaxed joint, you could bring the entire family and everyone would enjoy their meal.
In 2005 owner and chef Jonny Roscher decided to close Za’s and take his culinary talents on the road as a private chef for John Force Race Team.
As all who have traveled will tell you, life on the road is wearing and in 2013 Jonny decided that it was time to reopen Za’s, back in its original location behind Pete ‘n Peters in downtown Tahoe City. Old favorites from Za’s original menu came back and new dishes have been added, inspired from Jonny’s travels.
In the summer of 2018, Za’s moved to a beautiful NEW Tahoe City lakefront location – tripling their dining area! Za’s Lakefront still offers the same mountain casual atmosphere, but now offers both lunch, dinner, a full bar and the BEST view in North Lake Tahoe!
Thanks to a childhood spent in the kitchen with the Portuguese women in her family, Allison Sayles was baking professionally at 19-years-old while also attending New England Culinary Institute. Shortly after graduation, she moved to North Lake Tahoe to immerse herself in the food industry.
After working as a baker at prominent local restaurants, Allison decided to lease a space so she could bake her own treats in her spare time. “A friend of mine convinced me to open the door one day a week. I told myself that as long as I could cover the cost of the food, I’d keep going.” One day turned into two, which turned into three, and so on — until 2013, when Allison and her husband, Brett, officially opened Sugar Pine Cakery in Tahoe City’s Lake Forest neighborhood on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
In June 2018, ‘Sugar Pine Cakery’ became ‘Sugar Pine Cakery & Cafe’ to accommodate the addition of fresh sandwiches and soups. Just like their baked goods, all items on the menu are made with ingredients that are in season, local, and organic (whenever possible). Grandma would be proud.