Café at Adele’s is closed temporarily due to a fire in the back…  will be reopening after clean up and renovations.  Phone lines are down. If you need to contact us please email Charlie at or Karen at

In the mean time, here is a message from Charlie:

Despite feeling like perpetual winter, all the signs of spring are showing. Daffodils and crocus are beginning to make their appearance and the much-needed rain combined with warmer days sandwiched between extreme cold spells are part of what we expect in Northern Nevada.

As a chef, this season also brings to market two of my favorite things: spring lamb and wild chinook salmon. As just posted in RECIPES today, I will be sharing one of my favorite lamb dishes that can be served either family style or plated individually. Borda family lamb can be found at Bently Ranch Butcher Shop, 1350 Buckeye Road, Minden.

Make a nice day trip by adding a visit to the newly opened Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, 1601 Water St., Minden.

Before we get cooking, I would like all of you to reserve July 10 and get online to purchase your tickets for the 11th annual Concert Under the Stars, benefiting the Greenhouse Project.

Thanks to the generosity of owner Tom Duncan, the concert is moving this year to Eagle Valley Golf Course. It’s there for the first time, TGP will host three legendary bands in the biggest event yet as we welcome POCO, Pure Prairie League and Firefall to Carson City for an evening of nonstop hits.

Since its inception, TGP has provided agriculture education to our areas students and hasn’t only rebirthed an ag program at Carson High School that had gone defunct in 2000 but has produced one of the most accomplished FFA ag teams in the nation. Many of our students, including those with learning challenges, have gone on to employment in the new ag economy, taking with them their knowledge of the latest growing techniques, leadership and business skills.

TGP, in collaboration with Carson Tahoe Hospital, has continued to expand operations at the Healing Garden site on the hospital campus. Both the sites produce fresh produce that’s distributed to the community’s food insecure, including Meals on Wheels for our senior citizens and to Eagle Valley Children’s Home, as well as others. Hunger, as we know, is a cross-generational concern, and TGP continues its mission 11 years strong, growing, giving and teaching for a healthier and greener community.

Tickets for the concert go on sale by the end of March, all proceeds of which support TGP’s important work are offered with price points for every budget — $30, $49 and $75, available online at Tickets for limited Table on the Green seating, which includes a fully catered dinner provided this year by Blend Catering, are available at Cafe at Adele’s for $175. Eight sponsorship tents also remain, and auction items, especially those that offer bidders an “experience,” as well as volunteers (including drivers for the bands) for the event are also sought. For information about any of those, please call my dear wife, Karen, at 775-232-8626.

I look forward to seeing everyone there, in what promises to be our best and biggest event yet.


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Carson City’s dining and gathering spot

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*** 2017 Diners’ Choice Award ***


Cafe at Adele’s has a rich history that extends back to 1977, when the restaurant was first established by Paul and Adele Abowd, parents of fourth-generation and award-winning Chef Charlie Abowd, who today co-owns the restaurant with wife Karen.

Step through the doors of this beautifully restored 1864 Comstock Mansart Victorian to fully experience the manifestation of true partnership the couple is known for. Karen’s eye for design and creativity are manifest in the restaurant’s decor, as is her commitment to supporting local arts, noted in the various displays presented by Artsy-Fartsy Gallery.

She has found the perfect balance between luxury chic and casual comfort, creating a warm and inviting space in which to enjoy Charlie’s perfectly plated culinary delights.

Charlie’s culinary skills are known well beyond Carson City. He was invited to cook at the legendary James Beard house in New York City, a huge honor and challenge. Charlie and his crew delivered a wonderful meal to rave reviews. You can watch a video of the memorable evening here.

In 2014, and in recent years, Cafe at Adele’s received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and was recognized by Nevada Business Magazine’s 2014 Family-owned Business Awards in the “Don’t Forget to Share” category, which recognizes a business that has made significant contributions to the community and prides itself on giving back.  Adele’s also was awarded multiple Diners’ Choice Awards, including for 2018.  Karen and Charlie also join the Loving Hearts Club in Reno, feeding the area’s homeless.

Cafe at Adele’s is the local community’s first choice for celebrating special moments and a haven for Nevada’s movers and shakers during each Legislative Session. Whether it’s a lovely beginning to the day with breakfast, a gathering of friends at lunch or an evening of romance for dinner, Cafe at Adele’s provides an unforgettable dining experience that brings locals and out-of-state visitors through its doors time and again.

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Carson City has many cultural and outdoor events for locals and visitors alike. Find out what’s going on by visiting The Brewery Arts Center and Visit Carson City website!

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