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Eclipse at the Ritz

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Photographer Rob Retting was at the Best of Tahoe Chefs event at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe on Sunday, which happened to be the same day as the solar eclipse. The event, which featured dishes from 20 local chefs, was a fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center’s patient services and programs not covered by insurance. In the middle of the auction, some of the chefs and attendees ran outside to get a glimpse of the rare solar eclipse, which won’t be seen again for another 11 years.

“I was so surprised to see people who needed to be inside — they were doing the auction right there and then — run outside,” Retting said. “They said they needed to see it!”

Despite the momentary break in the event, Best of Tahoe Chefs succeeded in raising more than $150,000.

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February 14, 2019