After a long hiatus, Jack Rabbit Moon has returned to Incline Village. In it's heyday, this was one of the best restaurants on the north shore, serving up cutting edge, contemporary cuisine. Frederick's took over the space and was a worthy replacement.
After a number of years in the bay area, Amy, the chef/owner has opened a small wine bar serving appetizers and gourmet paninis. They offer a very interesting mix of wines by the glass and bottle, at extremely fair prices. There is also a full bar.
I started with a delicious butternut squash soup, topped with creme fraiche and roasted pumpkin seeds. The soup was velvety and full of flavor-not too rich. I paired this with a Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier, which worked beautifully.
I continued with a prosciutto di parma panini with garlic artichoke hearts, greens, and dijon gruyere cheese spread. The bread was crispy and brushed with olive oil before pressing. Great sandwich. I sampled a Slovenian tokay, and it was a good match. Slovenian wine? In Tahoe? That's what I'm talking about!
The other selections of apps and sandwiches look terrific. They have only been open a week and I'm sure they will be tweaking their menu, possibly adding some dessert.
This is an exciting new addition to our small town.