Douglas Dale - Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique (San Francisco)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

More than a cookbook, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique is an autobiography in which Chef Douglas Dale shares stories of culinary passion and creativity. Each chapters begins with a personal account from a different period of his life, followed by signature recipes across Starters, Soups & Salads, Entrees, Sauces, Basics, Desserts, and Spirits. Throughout the book’ s 220 pages, stunning photography compliments each of nearly 70 recipes and provides a visual timeline of his years in Buffalo Boston, studying in Japan, the early days of Wolfdale’ s, and its current location in Tahoe City, California. Chef Dale’ s dedication to always look for that inspiring element, new technique and unconventional combination of flavors, has helped him become a successful chef and restaurant owner in a resort town for nearly 4 decades.   

Nationally known for his cutting edge cuisine, Chef Dale’ s culinary fundamentals are essentially Asian and European fused with a California spirit. Holding a time-tested kitchen motto “Fresh Food Simply Prepared,” Wolfdale’ s menu and wine selection changes frequently to reflect the availability of locally sourced, fresh ingredients and newly released vintages. Wolfdale’s Restaurant is considered one of Lake Tahoe’ s finest and most creative dining experiences offering a unique style of East-West cuisine, an award winning wine selection, and original cocktails.  

Leading with a forward from Larry Ruvo, Senior Managing Director at Southern Wine & Spirits of NV, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique is lined with heart-felt testimonials from legendary clients.

Douglas Dale was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up working in the kitchen of the Club Sheridan where his Dad performed as an entertainer. In his twenties, he studied Oshojin ryori “Purification Food” while living at Mineji Temple in southern Japan. Upon returning to the United States in 1976 he apprenticed under one of the first ‘celebrity chefs’, Hiroshi Hayashi at the bustling Seventh Inn Restaurant in Boston. Douglas moved to North Lake Tahoe to open “Wolfdales” with former partner & brother-in-law Jerry “Wolf” and his sister Deborah Dale Wolf in Homewood in 1978. A few years later Douglas, and wife Kathleen Dale, moved the restaurant to its present day Tahoe City location, a historic building that was barged across Lake Tahoe from Glenbrook in 1901. Douglas is passionate about his career because he is always learning and enjoys celebrating the positive experiences of his guests. He loves Tahoe City because of the healthy lifestyle and connection with nature.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111