Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is Tioga Pass open or closed?

Funny thing about Tioga Pass this year. We haven't had a spring time when it has opened and then closed, though that happens often in the Fall. Sadly many folks were unable to get across this weekend, but the pass is open now. There are still storms going on today, (Thursday, May 29th) and we had guests go across and come back yesterday and they were snowed on. They kept their convertible top down and just loved it.

The pass is Officially Open for the season, however, storms may affect a temporary closure for safety reasons. You can always get the most current update from 209-372-0200, press 1 for roads and weather, then 1 again for roads.

Have safe trips!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tioga Pass to open 5/21 at 8am

Today it was announced that Tioga Pass would open Wednesday morning. We are thrilled!

This week Victor and I are out of town and will have the restaurant closed on Monday and Thursday and then have a Gala on Friday and will resume normal Thursday through Monday schedule through the summer. We will keep the Monday night tapas going along with our regular menu which will now be available all 5 nights.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Lynn & Victor

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Mother's Day Menu

Cafe Charlotte, where every Mom gets treated like royalty!
Serving Dinner on Sunday, May 11th from 5:30 on

Every meal is a feast today.
· Bread & pita with house spread
· Bay Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
· Sicilian Salad, (tomatoes, orange slices, vinaigrette)
· EntrĂ©e Choices
Chicken Florentine $29.95
Pasta Angelo $27.95 (olives, artichokes & mushrooms in a white wine sauce)
Halibut $31.95
Rack of Lamb $35.95
Filet Mignon $37.95
Kobe NY $39.95
Petite Lobster Tail $37.95
Kids & Vegetarian Items Available
· Tiramisu for Dessert
· Glass of Champagne with dessert
· Coffee, tea and iced-tea
· Mom’s get a charming potted plant to go
Tax and tip are additional

We hope to welcome you! Reservations encouraged: 209-962-6455

Restaurant schedule for May:

Restaurant schedule for May:

As we dive into spring and graduation ceremonies, we find our selves with the tasteful task of taking off to Hawaii where Victor's son lives to celebrate Eric's joyful graduation. So this year we have Marge & Jim, Lynn's parents and wonderful hotel sitters coming again for a few weeks to play, plant and run the hotel while we are gone.

Our restaurant schedule will change as follows:
Sunday, May 18 Closed (We are hosting the Pine Cone Singers Cast Party this day)
Monday, May 19th Closed, gone for the graduation
Thursday, May 22 Closed, this is the day we return, but not in time to open the restaurant]
Friday, May 23: Only one seating time available, between Gala Dinner and Gala dessert

We have retired our Asian Thursdays for the season and returned to our regular menu but will continue our Tapas & Games on Mondays in addition to our regular menu. Below are some of the public events we are working on this summer, some as a donor, some as the caterer and some as the sponsor, please join us for one...or all!

Friday, May 23: Gala Dinner-Theater-Celebrating the world wide premier of the melodrama, Love Potion #1. $49 includes dinner, theater, tax, tip and the post show party with champagne and dessert.
Sunday, May 25: Champagne Brunch Theater-Join us for a rich and delicious lunch and the matinee performance of Love Potion #1. Hotel Charlotte guests get reserved seating for both performances.
Saturday, June 14: STCHS Wine & Foods on the Lake Cruise-This is a special fundraiser for our local museum. Guests are ferried around our little lake to 7 houses where they will enjoy the offerings of 7 wineries and 7 restaurants. A unique fundraiser, lots of fun!
Saturday, June 21: Aviation Day at the PML Airport. A huge day for a little airport. We serve up salads and sides for a group of 400+ who will be entertained by a barnstorming old fashioned air show. This one gets kudos year after year!
Sunday, June 22: Holy Cow—It's a Luau held at Camp Tuolumne Trails with traditional Hawaiian foods, an open bar, hula dancers, a live band, dancing on the moonlit balcony...And a fundraiser too!
Saturday, September 20: 49er Festival and Chili Cookoff. With the parade called from our porch, Victor stirring things up down by the Chili booths and Lynn auctioning off great prizes....Yes, this is the biggest party our town throws each year. Be sure to put the 49er festival on your calendar.

Feel free to contact me on any of these events and I will get you headed in the right direction, 209-962-6455 or

Monday, May 05, 2008

Monday night Tapas & Games

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Choose any three small plate items $9.99
New items weekly
___ Fried Calamari
___ Guacamole Salad
___ Olive and cheese plate
___ Meatballs with Marinara
___ Duck sesame stir fry over rice
___ Pita Pizza with tomatoes and cheese
___ Thai pastry cups with chicken & corn
___ Mexican Pizza flour tortilla with salsa and cheese, topped with a dollop of fresh guacamole

Coming events: Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 11th serving your very favorite multi-course dinners with champagne. Tell your Mom you love her with a night at the Charlotte.

Pine Cone Singers spring show, May 16, 17 & 18

Pine Cone Players Melodrama, May 23, 24 & 25. Ask about the Gala dinner and Champagne brunch-theatre.

Also coming up: Frog Jumps, Aviation Day, A great bit Luau, Card Stamping Party, Wine & Foods Cruise on Pine Mountain Lake. Keep abreast of the goings on and join our weekly mailing list for current events and specials.

See you soon!