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Irish Whiskey Dinner March 7th

February 19th, 2013 by chuck

Charlies Pub  Rest - FINAL copyIrish Whiskey Dinner

March 7, 2012

5-course dinner with Irish Whiskey paired with each course includes

2 handed rolled cigars.

$74.95 per person (plus tax & tip)

6:00PM Social Time:

Passed hor deuvers

Connemara 8 Year

Connemara Peated Single malt Irish whiskey is inspired by the ancient Irish tradition of drying malting barley over peat fires. For centuries, peat (or turf as it is known locally) was widely used in Ireland to dry cereal crops and to fire the stills. Over the last century this tradition was lost until Cooley revived it to produce its world famous Connemara Single Malt.


7:00PM Dinner Starts with:

Appetizer Course

Marinated Grilled lamb chop on a potato cake with a minted lamb jus and crispy parsnips



Kilbeggan is a uniquely Irish whiskey. Like most Irish people, Kilbeggan is easy going and approachable, but with its own distinctive style. The finest grain and malt whiskeys are blended together for the smooth, sweet taste and lovely malty finish that is Kilbeggan Irish whiskey.


Salad Course

Bibb and apple salad with streaky rashers and Camembert dressing


Greenore 8 Year Old Single Grain

A truly unique whiskey as it is the only expression of Irish Single Grain whiskey in the world. Single Grain whiskeys are very rare as most Grain whiskey is normally mixed with Malt whiskeys to make Blended whiskey. Greenore is distilled from maize/corn and is matured for 8 years exclusively in first fill ex-bourbon casks. Each bottling of Greenore Single Grain is made up of a small batch of casks that have been hand selected by our Master Blender for their exceptional quality.


Entrée Course

Bone in ribeye steak with spinach-porcini stuffing, Irish whiskey gravy and horseradish cream


Tyrconnell Single Malt

Tyrconnell dates back to the glory days of Irish whiskey. Traditionally, most Irish malt has been used to create blended Irish whiskey so it is rare to find Irish malt whiskey bottled in its purest form. Distilled in the old Irish tradition this pure pot still single malt whiskey uses only the most natural Irish ingredients of barley and fresh spring water. The resulting whiskey is then left to peacefully mature in oak casks stored in 200 year old granite warehouses allowing it to develop its full flavor and character


Dessert Course

Pecan praline semifreddo with whiskey caramel and Irish lace cookies


Tyrconnell 10 Year Madeira Cask

Tyrconnell 10 Year Madeira Cask is full gold in appearance, with a full nose and fruity aromas with a playful citrus spritzyness.  On the palate a tang of oranges and lemons with a strong malt presence that balances well with the oily sweetness.  It finishes long with the malt becoming more prominent.


Charlie’s Restaurant at The Historic Water Street Inn

101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000


Water Street Inn’s Valentine’s Day Menu

January 29th, 2013 by chuck

Water Street Inn’s Valentine’s Day Menu

Serving 2/14-2/16

(Regular Menu also Served)


~Choose one to Share~

Grilled Zucchini Cakes

garnished with roasted garlic sour cream, diced tomatoes, and black sesame seeds


Seared Scallops

over sweet pea and asiago risotto in a parmesan basket with crispy prosciutto

Stuffed Flank Steak

with spinach, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and a green peppercorn brandy sauce


Salads and Soup

Red Leaf Salad

with oranges, roasted beets, walnuts, and feta cheese with a lemon fennel vinaigrette


tomatoes, French bread, red onions, and fresh mozzarella served on bibb lettuce, topped with fresh basil

Lobster bisque

Mixed Berry Sorbet


Seared Grouper

with lemon grass, garlic, fresh basil, and tomatoes


Filet and Shrimp

Grilled petite filet with three slow roasted shrimp topped with Béarnaise sauce

Bacon Wrapped Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast

over spinach linguini with roasted red pepper sauce


10 oz marinated Sirloin

with a grilled Portobello mushroom and cognac cream sauce

Spinach Linguini

with sundried tomatoes, artichokes, asparagus, and toasted pine nuts in a roasted garlic cream sauce



Crème Carmel

with coconut sorbet

Mixed Fruit Tart

with kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and blue berries

Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake

with a hazelnut crunch crust

Included in the overnight package or $49.95 per person

Reservations: 651-439-6000

Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082

Gift Certificate Special at the Water Street Inn

December 4th, 2012 by chuck


Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation…a Water Street Inn Gift Certificate. Gift Certificates can be issued in any dollar amount or for a specific room. If you purchase a Gift Certificate for a weekend night in a specific room type, the recipient may use it for one weekend night or for two consecutive weekday nights, whichever they prefer. Gift Certificates do not have an expiration date.
Water Street Inn
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082


Santa Brunch

November 27th, 2012 by chuck

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Brunch

Sundays, December 9th

and December 16th

9:00am to 1:00pm


Santa’s Breakfast:

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, French Toast Stick, Potatoes, Fresh Cut Fruit, Yogurt, Mini Muffins, Pastries, Sausage Links, Crispy Bacon,


Elf’s Dessert’s

Mini Éclairs, Holiday Cookies, Assorted Bars


Frosty’s Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae

Choice of Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream

Toppings: Cherries, Chocolate Chips, Cookie Bits, Whipped Cream,

Chocolate Sauce, & Carmel Sauce


Come and enjoy a great Brunch with extra special children’s items and spend some time time with Santa for wish making and photos.

 $10.95 for Adults (11 & up)

$6.95 for ages 7 to 10

$4.95 6 & under

Call for reservations 651-439-6000

Veterans Day in Stillwater

November 2nd, 2012 by chuck


 (Stillwater, MN, November 1, 2012) — For the fifth consecutive year, Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, 131 Main St. S. in historic downtown Stillwater,  will honor Veterans and active-duty service personnel with a free meal on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 from 11AM-8PM.  This year, Leo’s hopes to serve free meals to over 600 Veterans because of the unique opportunity presented by the Stillwater Lift Bridge closure.    

“We asked and received permission to set up a large heated tent on Chestnut Street which will allow us the privilege to serve many more Veterans this year,” said restaurant co-owner Cory Buettner.  “The restaurant normally seats 50 people, and we will be able to seat another 100 people under the tent.”  Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop is named for Cory’s late father, Leo, a Veteran of World War II.

Inside Leo’s, Veterans can order anything from the normal menu.  Under the tent, the menu will be simplified, yet include classic burgers, fries and malts along with a blue plate turkey dinner.  No proof of Military service is required to receive a free meal.  “Some Veterans will offer their papers, but it is not necessary.  We take them on their honor,” said co-owner Naashom Buettner.

“In years past, we have spoken with some Veterans who returned from war and did not get the welcome home they deserved,”  said Buettner. “It is a privilege and honor to welcome the Veterans to our restaurant.  In the past we have served as many as 200 free meals, we hope to triple that this year.”

Another tradition will continue at 11:11 a.m. as local Veterans proceed from the Stillwater American Legion Post 48 through downtown Stillwater ending at the corner of Main St. and Chestnut, near the restaurant.  The Stillwater Police will halt traffic and the Color Guard will perform their traditional ceremony including a bugler performing “Taps”, a short prayer and a 21-gun salute.  The Washington County Historical Society will have an exhibit and a Stillwater Eagle Scout troop will display their collection of 13 different U.S. flags.   Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street, one block from Leo’s,  is offering Veterans overnight accommodatins for $11.11 on Sunday evening, November 11th.   Reservations may be made by calling 651-439-6000.    Volunteers helping at Leo’s is coordinated by Stillwater Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.

The Buettner’s welcome Wisconsin Veterans to join them,  and while the Stillwater Lift Bridge is closed for construction until mid-December,  hope they will remember to cross the river at I94 or in Osceola.

First weekend in March Special

March 1st, 2012 by chuck

Weekend Special

February 23rd, 2012 by chuck

President’s Day Special

February 19th, 2012 by chuck

Irish Whiskey and Cigar Dinner

February 16th, 2012 by chuck

Five Course Whiskey and Cigar Dinner

Featuring Robin Casper of Diageo

March 8th, 2012

Historic Water Street Inn




Black Bush

With an intriguing flavor and a name to match, this is our special blend.  It combines a uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey  This unique recipe gives Black Bush its rich fruity notes and deep intense character, balanced by a unique smoothness.  The nose is big and full with a rich fruitcake aroma and intense Sherry sweetness developing into dried fruit, raisin and Christmas cake notes.  It is soft and silky on the palate with a nutty character.  A lingering sweetness on the finish shows a remarkable balance between the poier from Sherry-seasoned casks and the smoothness of the spirit.




Caramelized Onion Dip with Cilantro-Garlic Pit Crisps

Bushmill’s 10 Year

Triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for a minimum of 10 years mainly in Bourbon-seasoned barrels, it has aromas of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate.  The nose is fresh and zesty with notes of honey and ripe fruit.  Soft on the palate flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate and toasted wood finish crisp, clean and gently drying.


Steak Waldorf Salad with Red Apples, Spiced Walnuts and a Whiskey Spiked Honey Dijon Dressing

 Bushmills Original

The Cornerstone of the Bushmills family.  It’s a blend of Bushmills own triple distilled malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey making it an approachable whiskey with a rich, warming taste of fresh fruit and vanilla.  It has a light and fruity nose with a spicy aroma, notes of vanilla developing into vanilla ice cream and creme brulee.  The gently warming texture coats the mouth and has a touch of honey sweetness.  The finish is crisp and fresh with a touch of spice.



Marinated Porterhouse Steak with Parmesan Paprika Butter, Wasabi Green Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Hericot Verts with Bacon


Bushmill’s 16 Year

This distinctive Irish malt whiskey is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in Port wine barrels – a unique maturation which imparts distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.  The robust nose carries notes of treacle toffee and sweet spice.  Full bodied with flavors of praline, honey, caramelized fruits and toasted nuts.  Deep finish of jammed berries and dark chocolate.



Chocolate-Whiskey Truffle Souffle


Bushmills Honey



$74.95 per person ~ includes 2 Hand-Rolled Cigars

Reservations required

Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn

101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000

Valentines Special

February 8th, 2012 by chuck