Avec Wine + Food has created a community nightlife spot that includes the best of all of local Truckee with their deli, wine bar, market and café concept. The Avec Wine + Food bar is located at The Rock, a shopping center in between Truckee, California and the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort. Avec is more than just a café and wine destination, they also offer homemade items such as house made desserts and a fully stocked gourmet shop that sells snacks, sauces condiments, spices, teas and various oils and vinegars. They also source some of their items locally.
Avec Wine Bar — Photo courtesy of Meg B Photography/Avec
Every day from 4-6 p.m. Avec offers a 4 for $4 happy hour that includes a changing selection of four different wines from around the world and from local wineries in California. The sample wines include Tinterio from Italy, Gruet Brut Rosé from New Mexico, Villa Wolf from Germany and Skinner Syrah from El Dorado County. To accompany their wines, Avec serves a delicious array of tarts, cookies and daily pastries as well as a huge selection of artisan cheeses. They also offer gluten-free options. Many visitors opt for their small dishes that are great to share. Their menu includes items such as Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta for $4, their Cheese Plate for $12, salads for around $6, house made Empanadas for $12, a delicious Raclette with fresh cheese, potatoes and caramelized onions, and a large selection of paninis and sandwiches. Try the Lyon sandwich with turkey, bacon, ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo and dijon mustard for $10.
Mini Pot Pie — Photo courtesy of Meg B Photography/Avec
Starting in June, Avec will be holding wine tasting events with local wineries, wines and a special menu from 5-8 p.m. The Skinner Vineyards Wine Tasting will be held June 10th, the David Girard Vineyards Wine Tasting on June 17th and the Six Sigma Ranch Food and Wine Pairing Thursday on June 23rd.