Yosemite Upscale Dining Embers, Tenaya Lodge'sSM fine-dining restaurant is the venue for upscale Yosemite dining featuring cuisine prepared to perfection by Tenaya's award-winning culinary team led by Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh, CCC. With an ambiance that is sophisticated and romantic, Embers offers an intimate dining experience with a crackling, double-sided fireplace as the centerpiece, elegant high-back crimson chairs and very personal service by the well trained staff. The menu offers dishes that match the Sierra Nevada experience, prepared using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Elegant fish, beef and game preparations are some of the featured menu specialties in Embers. About Executive Chef Clabaugh, CCC More Info Frederick B. Clabaugh CCC Executive Chef, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Frederick Clabaugh serves as Executive Chef for Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, a 294 room, Four-diamond all-seasons resort, where he oversees four restaurants, 9,000 square feet of catering venues and in-room dining. Chef Clabaugh has more than 30 years of experience in high-intensity culinary production and upscale dining. Chef Clabaugh has taken the art of dining at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite to a pinnacle in the past ten years by using his creativity and extraordinary regional ingredients, which makes it no wonder that Chef Clabaugh’s kitchen has become one of the most respected kitchens in the Sierra and Central Valley region. He has a commitment to his staff and longevity that is unsurpassed within the business. The talented handpicked crew is what he says is "the secret to his success". His "Code of Cooking" embraces freshness, flavor, method, and a deep passion for what you’re cooking in that moment, creating an "out of the box" dining experience. By looking at where he’s been, it’s easy to understand where his knowledge comes from. Prior appointments included the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort (Georgia), The Inverness Hotel - The Swan Restaurant (Colorado), Berns Steak House in Tampa (Florida), Fairmont Hotels (San Jose, California and Denver, Colorado), and Le Profil Restaurant in Denver (Colorado). Chef Frederick Clabaugh conducts culinary classes for public and private groups that are interactive and the rage for all involved. His basic approach, technique used and infectious personality are what the groups enjoy and return for. Chef’s knowledge of food and wine pairing has been a critical part of Tenaya’s annual FSU Winemasters Weekend. At Tenaya Lodge, Chef Clabaugh will continue to create modern menus for the resort's meeting and special event guests while putting his personal signature on Tenaya Lodge's "Sierra Alpine Cuisine," served in its dining venues. Embers Dinner Menu Embers Dessert Menu Embers Wine Menu For special holiday menus see our Holiday Events page. For reservations and seasonal hours, please contact Tenaya's concierge or call 888-514-2167 and select Option 3. All menus are sample menus, subject to change, including pricing. Embers restaurant menu changes biweekly, highlighting the freshest local produce of the season. Reservations are required. Dining in Embers is intended for adult guests only with a minimum age of 12 years or older.