Bourbon Pub Northstar
Michelin award-winning chef, Michael Mina, is famed for his empire of high-end eateries throughout the U.S. and beyond, but Bourbon Pub Northstar in Lake Tahoe is his first foray in catering to the après-ski crowd. Nestled at the base of the Big Springs Gondola at The Village at Northstar California Resort, this ski-up restaurant serves elevated riffs on pub favorites, plus creative craft cocktails like the Snow Fashioned—a playful take on an Old Fashioned, with walnut bitters. The Après-Hour menu is stacked with crave-able bites like Frito Pie (piled with beef chili, cheese, and sour cream) and beef sliders reminiscent of In-N-Out’s beloved burgers. The full menu features globally influenced starters and plenty of entrées for those looking for a substantial meal after a day on the slopes.
Don’t miss this dish: Chef Mina’s signature Bourbon Pub Nachos—a tower of crispy, fried tortillas layered with beef chili, cotija cheese, avocado, crema and chili peppers. The masterpiece is topped with a sunny side up egg, then chopped up table-side for an oozy, shareable app that will be gone in minutes.
Where to find it: The Village At Northstar, 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161