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Three vegetarian meals are served daily to our overnight guests and are included in the accommodation rate. Our day's fixed menu is posted each morning outside the dining room. Coffee and tea are always available.
Breakfast is served family-style, and the menu rotates each day: eggs or tofu; pancakes, scones, or breads and is always served with fruit and hot cereal (often oats, but occasionally rice, amaranth, or polenta).
For lunch, guests may choose between eating in the dining room or making a “bag lunch”. Lunch in the dining room is served buffet style: soup, salad, and bread. Alternatively, guests can make a bag lunch between 9:30am to 10:15am. Bag lunch is a selection of vegetarian gourmet spreads, fruit, hard-boiled eggs as well as vegetables, nuts, cheeses, breads and cookies. Bags are provided, though we do recommend bringing a bento box or plastic storage container (also available for purchase in Stone Office).
An afternoon tea, consisting of cold teas, fruit, and a light snack, is served from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the dining room.
Dinner is served family-style, and has the widest variety of possibility: the main feature being a homestyle or ethnic vegetable dish, grain, salad, and other complements. Dessert (often gluten) is offered every evening.
For guests who have food intolerances, allergies, or other sensitivities, the daily menu board is labelled to indicate gluten, dairy, and other ingredients. Generally, guests find that there are sufficient gluten-free foods offered at each meal.
Tassajara offers a supplement to the dinner meal, known as the Restricted Diet. The Restricted Diet meal supplement includes a grain (gluten-free), a protein, and a vegetable – all plainly prepared. It must be arranged for in advance through Tassajara Reservations. Though the Restricted Diet meal supplement is not provided for breakfast and lunch, guests with dietary restrictions can generally supplement these two meals with options from bag lunch as needed.
Tassajara may not be suitable for guests with severe allergic reactions due to its remote location.
Guests are welcome to bring their own meal supplements and store them in the guest refrigerator. (Please note that space is limited). Because of our little mountain critters, we ask that guests not keep food stored in their cabin. Guest use of our kitchen is not permitted.