March 2011


The Legendary Wayne Henderson will perform on our Opening Night on April 1st!

National Heritage Award recipient Wayne C. Henderson‚ a musician and instrument maker who lives in nearby Rugby‚ Virginia.  Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of “Masters of the Steel-String Guitar”, and in seven nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.

For more information, visit: www.WayneHenderson.org!

Open Friday and Saturdays for dinner in April 2011. Open on Sunday also starting with our first Sunday Salon on April 24 (and through May).

For June, July and August, we will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

September, October and November – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Open Thanksgiving – 1 PM & 3 PM seatings

December – Friday and Saturday except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

On Sundays, our Salon begins at 4:00 PM. Following the entertainment, a four-course Chef’s-choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. Please check the Calendar.

All seatings are by reservation. (336) 982-2109

Note: We are happy to open at other times for private parties of 20 or more. Rooms and breakfast available at all times.

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Some of you are aware that for the last several years Celtic Force has helped to produce the New River Blues Festival that takes place in the North Carolina mountains on Labor Day weekend.

This past year that festival moved to a new, larger venue right on the banks of the New River at River House Inn in Grassy Creek, NC.

Based on the success of that weekend River House has asked us to produce a new Celtic music event in June and everyone is invited.

On Saturday June 11 the gates open at noon and the music goes from 1 until 6pm on the big lawn right beside the second oldest river in the world.

Our tentative line up includes some great regional performers that we will be announcing in the next few days. River House will be selling your favorite beverages and a few other edible goodies and Burnt Out Buddies will be cooking up their brand of NC barbecue.

A chair or blanket is all you will need to bring to have a wonderful afternoon of music in the mountains. Tickets will be $12 in advance and go on sale on line in April on the Celtic Force web site. It will be $15 at the gate, 12 & under are free. Parking is $2 per vehicle. It’s easy to find just off of Hwy 16 north of Jefferson, NC. Please, no pets or coolers.

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The Ashe Chamber of Commerce (http://www.ashechamber.com) recently recognized the River House Country Inn and Restaurant as the 2011 Small Business of the Year in Ashe County, North Carolina!

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Open Friday and Saturdays for dinner in April 2011. Open on Sunday also starting with our first Sunday Salon on April 24 (and through May).

For June, July and August, we will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

September, October and November – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Open Thanksgiving – 1 PM & 3 PM seatings

December – Friday and Saturday except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

On Sundays, our Salon begins at 4:00 PM. Following the entertainment, a four-course Chef’s-choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. Please check the Calendar.

All seatings are by reservation. (336) 982-2109

Note: We are happy to open at other times for private parties of 20 or more. Rooms and breakfast available at all times.

River House

F i r s t   C o u r s e

Black Tiger Shrimp
shaved fennel and citrus salad, saffron vinaigrette
12

Duck Confit
French lentils, braised endive, bacon
10

Marinated Tuna Tartare
wakame, cucumber sorbet, wasabi oil
12

Arugula Salad
pecorino romano, croutons, roasted red pepper vinaigrette
8

M a i n   C o u r s e

Marinated Lamb Loin
roasted eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, sautéed spinach,
Asian pear chutney
26

Alaskan Halibut
fingerling potatoes, leeks, micro herbs
27

Filet Mignon
reggiano risotto, Maine crab, asparagus, bordelaise
32

Breast of Chicken
baked polenta, mushroom ragout, haricots verts, tomato confit, tapenade
22

D e s s e r t

Bread Pudding
brandied currants, caramel sauce, crème anglaise

Zinfandel Berries
fresh berries tossed in a red zinfandel and lavender honey reduction, served with basil ice cream

Trio of Sorbets
strawberry red wine, pineapple-star anise, coconut

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
10

On other evenings the chef may offer:

1st
Maine Lobster, ricotta gnocchi, shallot cream, micro herbs
Chilled Tomato Soup, cucumber sorbet, cilantro oil
Asparagus Salad, toasted almonds, ricotta salata, lemon balsamic vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato Salad, goat cheese, shallots, basil oil
Baked Parmesan Polenta, mushroom ragout, micro arugula, tapenade
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, duck confit, chestnuts, brown sage butter
Cauliflower Soup, lemon crème fraîche, caviar, curry oil

Main
Marinated Breast of Duck, sweet potatoes, Asian pear chutney, shiitake mushrooms
Seared Yellowfin Tuna, sake-poached salsify, spinach, spiced carrot purée
Filet Mignon, lobster risotto, asparagus, morel mushrooms, bordelaise
Grilled Kuraboto Pork Loin, cumin potato cake, haricots verts, shallot jus
Maine Scallops, cauliflower and mushroom ragout, red wine-braised short ribs
Spinach Ravioli, parmesan, ricotta, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, brown butter
Linguini, asparagus, porcini mushrooms, truffled vinaigrette

Desserts
Hazelnut Panna Cotta, hazelnut praline, caramel sauce
Molten Chocolate Cake, vanilla ice cream, caramel
Chocolate Walnut Tartlette, mint syrup, salted caramel ice cream
Apple Tarte Tatin, almond cream, crème fraîche ice cream, apple jus
Maple Crème Brûlée
Red Wine-Poached Pear, pistachios, mascarpone, red wine essence
Chocolate Bourbon Cake, mint julep ice cream

It all depends. By the way, breakfast is pretty good, too!

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