Well hello, stranger! Did you miss us? This summer we were busy running laps around Riva Grill making urgent Wet Woody deliveries to thirsty customers. We hope you were upon those with cold hands and a warm heart enjoying the horrid view of Lake Tahoe a mere hundred meters in the distance. Let’s take a brief stroll down memory lane and recap a few highlights…
Have you heard about our new head chef Eric Liebendorfer? Eric fit seamlessly into the Riva Grill family this August and has since not let us down with his creative culinary skills, creating both beautiful and appetizing lunch and dinner specials. The dedication to his craft and the back of our house is second to none; we are thrilled to have him on board!
On the cocktail front, Riva’s very own bartender Erik Martinez participated in the Barton Foundation cocktail contest, creating the first place winning cocktail namely Sierra Sunset. The Tahoe Blue Vodka based drink was a crowd pleaser with it’s muddled raspberries and basil, lemonade and soda water mixers, finished by a suggestion of Cointreau. Your fancy is tickled, you say? Good. Erik will be mixing his signature Sierra Sunset refreshments at the Barton Festival Lights Gala at Montbleu Resort & Casino the evening of December 7. We will see you there!
Finally, a very happy fifteenth birthday to Riva Grill was celebrated through the summer amongst staff and customers alike. Special anniversary shirts were made and flew off the shelves and onto the backs of customers who have loved our food, service and Woody’s for 15 years! We are humbled by your unwavering support and business. Cheers to the next 15 and beyond!
That’s all for now. We are excited to revamp our blog and monthly newsletters, keeping you updated with what’s going on in our Woody world! Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rivagrill and on Instagram @rivagrill for food, drink and fun updates. Until next time, pray for snow!
Sierra Sunset cocktail by Erik Martinez