Epicures vie for a table at Restaurant Trokay, where chef-owners John and Nyna Weatherson dream up prix-fixe menus with imaginative ingredients and artful flavor combinations. The dining room’s green walls and contemporary design create an inviting space to relax and focus on the food, which is designed to amaze—roasted parsnip bisque, ash-cured trout, porcini mushroom borscht. Best of all, the beautifully plated dishes are served without a hint of attitude; even new customers are treated like family. If you wish you could cook with similar skill, sign up for one of the in-house classes, which cover topics like knife skills, roasted meats, cheese, basic kitchen techniques, and more.
By Ann Marie Brown, AFAR Local Expert
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Trokay Restaurant owners John and Nyna Weatherson relocated to Truckee from New York City because they wanted to live in a beautiful mountain town. Fortunately for the greater Sacramento/Reno region, they brought their top-notch culinary training and experience with them. This cozy, friendly, yet modern restaurant serves French-inspired New American food that shows combinations and details so intricate that I found myself baffled the entire 3-hour meal. Even items traditional enough that I could easily recognize them, like the buttermilk biscuits or dessert-course cheese platter, are so perfectly executed that they barely resemble their common counterparts. The innovative food that comes from the kitchen is matched by the perfection of the items from the upstairs pastry and cheeses kitchen. Trokay also serves fine coffee and beer. Trokay offers a regular dinner menu and two prix-fixe menus with the option of adding wine pairings. Most salads start at $14 and entrees at $36. Reservations are generally recommended.
By Jenna Francisco, AFAR Local Expert
10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Fri - Tue 5:30pm - 9pm