July 2013


river house inn ashe county ncRob Mangum, Donna Tully and Alvin Shaw perform on August 4th!

Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

Sunday afternoons on the front porch

Music from 4pm until 6pm

Hors d’oeuvre passed at 5pm

Four Course Chef’s Selection Menu seating at 6pm

CLICK HERE to see a complete schedule! 

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14tWonderful food starts with a talented chef, and Bill Klein is one of the finest young chefs around.

Bill began his training at age 21 while working at River House under inkeeper Gayle Winston. His palate was extraordinary, and she encouraged him to broaden his culinary horizons. He left River House and embarked on his journey of discover that led him full circle.

First stop: the New England Culinary School in Vermont, where he earned his culinary arts degree as a protégé of Madeline Kamman. The world-renowned chef, restaurateur and author of The World-Famous Chef, she sparked Bill’s interest in methods of traditional French cooking.

To become expert in French cooking, of course, demands training in France, so Bill went abroad to work with some of the best.

His teachers read like a who’s who of French cuisine: Chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, twins who had just been named the best new chefs in France; Chef Antoine Westermann, who has held the highest Michelin rating for more than 25 years; and Chef Didier Clement, a L’Hotel de Lion d’Or.

Bill returned to the United States after a year, but his training was far from finished. Gary Danko recruited him for the opening of Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco, which the James Beard Foundation named the best new restaurant in America that year. Bill was part of the team that prepared the James Beard Foundation Dinner in New York.

Bill then went to work for Ron Siegel, the first American to win the Iron Chef competition, to revamp a struggling San Francisco restaurant called Masa’s. Within months, Masa’s had won the coveted four-star designation by San Francisco restaurant critic Michael Bauer.

Now Bill was ready to return to Grassy Creek and the kitchen at River House.

“My time in France taught me so much about technique and style,” Bill says, “and working in San Francisco showed me what serious cooking in the U.S. is all about.”

But despite his level of training, Bill never forgets that his creations are meant first and foremost for the diners—many of them repeat customers—and he always tries to leave them relaxed, peaceful and content.

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Lisa Baldwin and David Haney will initiate the 2012 River House Sunday Salon Series on July 28th.  Music from 4:00 to 6:00 with hors d’oeuvres passed at 5:00.  A four-course Chef’s Choice menu will be served at 6:00.

A  live webcast, celebrating the release of Arvel Bird’s Titanic Centennial recording, will follow.  Fans of the Native American-Celtic Fusion “Lord of the Strings” who are not already guests for dinner are invited to enjoy the bar,  the concert and the webcast.

The afternoon and evening of the 15th also begin a three-day Wellness Retreat sponsored by Natural Triad magazine, the third to be held at River House.  Details are available on the website – www.RiverHouseNC.com – or call 336-982-2109 for information.

“A Week with Emile Pandolfi” begins with the Sunday Salon of April 29th.

Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney play acoustic music that includes Lisa’s original songs, bluegrass, country, traditional folk, and the work of contemporary singer-songwriters.  Their debut CD, Where We Belong, was released in February 1998 and reissued in 2004 on Rackettown Music and has received considerable airplay on acoustic-oriented stations throughout the US and in Europe.  The CD has received favorable reviews in Dirty Linen, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Country Music News, and other national and regional publications.  Tracks from the CD are featured on a nationally distributed compilation produced by Crossroads magazine and on an Oasis acoustic music sampler.  Along with Katy Taylor, Steve Lewis, Scott Freeman, and other Boone area musicians,  Lisa appears on two recent  CDs produced by Hugh Sturgill. One is entitled Warm Covers for Cold Nights, and the other is Cheap Joe Miller’s Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday Music Sampler.  Lisa and Dave also appear on Walker Street Opry and Friends, a CD produced by Blaine Anderson and featuring various Alabama musicians.

For more info, please visit: http://www.baldwinhaney.com/!

Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

Sunday afternoons on the front porch
Music from 4pm until 6pm
Hors d’oeuvre passed at 5pm
Four Course Chef’s Selection Menu seating at 6pm

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Much, much more than a Bed and Breakfast, River House is a full-service inn on the North Fork of the New River, near West Jefferson and not far from Boone in the northwest corner of North Carolina.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are far from the bustle of everyday life. Gayle Winston, owner of River House, had a brilliant idea…to showcase local musicians and artists in the area.

This video is the first of a two-part series describing how it came to fruition.

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river house inn ashe county ncDavid Parsons performs on Sunday, July 14th! – Classic 60s and 70s and Country

Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

Sunday afternoons on the front porch

Music from 4pm until 6pm

Hors d’oeuvre passed at 5pm

Four Course Chef’s Selection Menu seating at 6pm

CLICK HERE to see a complete schedule! 

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Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner.

If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

Sunday afternoons on the front porch:
Music from 4pm until 6pm
Hors d’oeuvre passed at 5pm
Four Course Chef’s Selection Menu seating at 6pm

CLICK HERE to see a complete schedule! 

For more info visit: http://riverhousenc.com

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