SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner benefiting the nonprofit of Trails & Vistas
Stella is an interactive culinary dining affair. This is dinner as it should be. A repast with soul, heart, music, and nourishment.

Stella highlights a focused Latin inspired menu shaped by creative imagination that combines familiarity with innovation. All of the courses are accompanied by soulful and warm music performances with music by Alexa Weber Morales, Anne Sajdera, Wolfe “Lobo” Schaefer, and performance painting by Susie Alexander.

Reservations are made directly through our online booking calendar.
If you should have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Stella/The Cedar House Sport Hotel 530.582.5655.

WHAT: Taste & Listen: Where culinary art intersects with performance art, created by artist Nancy Lopez, Chef Alex Downing, and Patty Baird, owner of The Cedar House Sport Hotel
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 Starting at 6:00 – 9:00pm
WHERE: The Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, CA
TICKETS: Tickets available at
phone: Cedar House Sport Hotel 530.582.5655
Adult $115 + tax and service charge

Featuring Alexa Morales with energetic salsa, cha cha and samba to lush ballads.
“Stellar” –MIX magazine
“Soaring, sensual vocals” –SFJAZZ
“Unknown no more” –New York Times

Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee CA


Be delighted with the Latin night with Grammy-winning multilingual vocalist Alexa Morales with Anne Sajdera, and guitarist Wolfe “Lobo” Schaefer. Lobo has performed locally with Trails & Vistas Art Hike since 2015, and internationally in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. Plus a special treat with performance painting by Susie Alexander. All music is perfectly paired with delicious Latin cuisine by chef Alex Downing.

​A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, pianist/composer Anne Sajdera received a B.Mu. in Composition. She will collaborate with Alexa Weber Morales for the Pop Up Dinner at Stella. ​With musical roots spanning the globe, she melds American and Brazilian jazz to her training in European classical music, creating an utterly personal sound that’s melodically verdant, harmonically sophisticated and rhythmically compelling.​

Born in Europe, Susie Alexander is one of the most productive paint and mural artists living on the west coast of the US. See the painting transform before your eyes while listening to beautiful music at Stella.

Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director of Trails & Vistas, shares “In this delicious conceptual piece, the Stella Chef, Alex Downing and I invite the guests to interact with culinary arts in a more companionable way, which blurs the distance between artist, chef, and dinner guest. You aren’t just listening to the music as a backdrop, but you are actively listening–and are, in fact, building community as you eat. Blending music and a culinary experience while you enjoy an evening with friends and new acquaintances.”