river house inn ashe county ncThursday, November 21st, 7pm $80/person (tax, tip, & custom Craven Pottery sake cups not included): “Omekase” Jen’s Japanese Sake Dinner

Omekase is a Japanese term meaning, “to entrust” which applies when asking for the chef’s best selection or most creative dishes. This dinner will feature a broad spectrum of sakes paired with a 6 course, kaiseki style, Japanese inspired dinner by Jen Gordon & Chef Bill Klein. Each course will be paired with a different sake served in a custom ,Craven original, sake cup made just for our guests. Please call today to reserve a space as seating is limited. Menu can be viewed here.

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river house inn ashe county ncFall!

Falling leaves!

Falling temperatures!

Fall rates

for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

$89 per night or  book all three nights for $240

(Valid for all rooms except the Chicken House and Cabins)

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The bar will be open and a simple supper will be available.

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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F i r s t   C o u r s e

Black Tiger Shrimp
shaved fennel and citrus salad, saffron vinaigrette

Duck Confit
French lentils, braised endive, bacon

Marinated Tuna Tartare
wakame, cucumber sorbet, wasabi oil

Arugula Salad
pecorino romano, croutons, roasted red pepper vinaigrette

M a i n   C o u r s e

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

Alaskan Halibut
fingerling potatoes, leeks, micro herbs

Filet Mignon
reggiano risotto, Maine crab, asparagus, bordelaise

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

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

On other evenings the chef may offer:

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

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

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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His voice has been described by Dirty Linen magazine as “one of those pure warm Scottish voices one never tires of listening to”. He was the 2004 Scots Trad Music Awards Songwriter of the Year and a 2008 nominee for Scots Trad Music’s Singer of the Year.  For seven years he was the front man for the legendary Scottish group the Old Blind Dogs. On Thursday November 19th, Jim Malcolm brings his witty style and one-man show to the intimate setting of River House Inn in Ashe County for a special concert and dinner.

Jim Malcolm will be stopping in for this special evening as part of a tour that started in Austin, TX and ends in Alexandria, VA, and will feature a tribute to the music of Robert Burns, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the poet’s birthday. With Jim’s sense of history and his lighthearted approach to the music, the evening will be a perfect blend of music, mirth and good food. Jim is hailed world-wide as one of Scotland’s best performers and is described as “utterly authentic yet completely modern and accessible.” Jim has been a featured artist in the past at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and appeals to a wide range of music enthusiast. To learn more about the artist visit www.jimmalcolm.com!

Of course whenever there is an event at River House you know it will be something special. When you combine River House’s top quality food and hospitality with an international recording artist, you know it will be an evening that you don’t want to miss.  Cost of the dinner (including gratuity) and concert is $50 per person and a cash bar will be provided. The evening starts at 6pm with a set by Jim, followed by dinner and then Jim’s tribute to Robert Burns. River House will also be featuring their “Wine Down Thursday” special. For more information and to make a reservation contact River House by calling 336-982-2109 or visit the web site, www.riverhousenc.com. Reservations are required and seating is limited. This special evening is being presented in association with Celtic Force Enterprises.

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