On a short snowboarding trip to Lake Tahoe, we were surprised to find a fine dining hotspot called Evans. In a town surrounded primarily by bars, and expensive ski-lodge type restaurants, we welcomed the "sophisticated" menu Evans had to offer. I finally dug out a few shots for a brief synopsis of the menu. While not the best restaurant I've ever eaten at, it is certainly more than you can ask for at Lake Tahoe.
The restaurant appears almost out of place in a ski area, but we certainly welcomed a change of pace from chili fries and hot dogs at the common bar. The hostess table caught my eye, and I knew the plant in the background would create a nice bokeh from the christmas lights.
This trip was a while ago, so I really can't remember much about our dishes, other than I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation of our appetizer note the striking green "caviar".
I do remember the goat cheese hummus spread on a phyllo dough, with layered tomato and spinach.
So, it is a huge flaw of mine to always order red meat whenever presented on the menu. Duck, or steak in particular always grabs my attention, and this dish was no different. Although I am typically a purist, and prefer my steak on the grill with minimal seasoning, Evans' asian inspired Teriyaki steak was actually pretty solid, and definitely hit the spot after a day on the slopes (or a day falling on my butt). The steak was cooked to my preferred medium rare, and glazed with a sweet teriyaki sauce, and garnished with sauteed peppers and shitake mushrooms and onions. Beefy.