Posts Tagged ‘five-course dinner’

Bourbon and Cigar Dinner

November 19th, 2013 by chuck

Dec 5th dinner

Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day

September 10th, 2013 by chuck


Five Course Scotch and Cigar Dinner Featuring The Compass Box Whisky Co.

August 20th, 2013 by chuck

Compass Box Whisky Co.

Five Course Scotch and Cigar Dinner

Featuring The Compass Box Whisky Co.

Presented by Chris Johnson of Wirtz Beverage

September 19th, 2013

Historic Water Street Inn



Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Served with ~ Spice Tree, Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Our innovative and highly acclaimed blended malt whisky returns in a new edition. Made from Highland malt whiskies which we age in bespoke casks with new French oak heads of varying toast levels. It yields a malt whisky of richness and complexity.




Chilled Shrimp Cocktail

With Scotch Whiskey Cocktail Sauce

Served with ~ Great King Street, Blended Scotch Whiskey

More than just a new brand, Great King Street is a mission, a mission dedicated to reviving interest in one style of whisky only: Blended Scotch Whisky. This is the style of Scotch whisky that combines flavourful single malt whiskies with delicate, elegant single grain whiskies.


Smoked Duck Breast Salad

Baby Greens Tossed with Raspberry Vinaigrette & Black Pepper Crusted Goat Cheese

Served with ~ Flaming Heart, Vatted Malt Scotch Whiskey

Flaming Heart is back. Every few years, when we have the appropriate combination of aged whiskies, we are able to blend and bottle a new edition of the award-winning Flaming Heart. This is our fourth. It is a big, smoky malt whisky with rich, concentrated vanilla and spice character. It is unlike any other whisky, owing to the combination of distillery whiskies we use and the variety and quality of the casks.


Prime Rib of Beef

With Au Jus, Twice Baked Potato and Sautéed Green Beans with Slivered Carrots

Served with ~ The Peat Monster, Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

For those who love big, rich, peaty and smoky malt whiskies, this is your whisky. Bottled at 46%, “The Peat Monster” combines extremely smoky malt whisky from Islay with medium-peated Highland whiskies to create a balanced and approachable monster, but a monster nonetheless. Enjoy!



Poached Pears in Gran Marnier

Over Orange Pound Cake

Served with ~ Orangerie, Scotch Whisky Infusion

To make Orangerie we begin with great whisky. We use a soft, sweet blend of Highland single malt and single grain whisky from Fife. Secondly, we use only the freshest, highest quality oranges and top class aromatic spices. Importantly, we zest the fruit by hand and use only fresh zest in our infusion. Only the hand-zested peel of really fresh Navalino oranges gives you the lively, vibrant flavours that are the hallmark of Orangerie.




$74.95 per person (plus tax & Gratuity) ~ includes 2 Hand-Rolled Cigars

Reservations required

Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn

101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000

Five Course Tequila and Cigar Dinner

July 16th, 2013 by chuck

Five Course Tequila and Cigar Dinner

July 25th, 2013

Historic Water Street Inn



Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Sauza Hornitos Lime

Untouched by wood barrels, unmarked by aging, our crystal clear Plata is the purest expression of 100% agave flavor. Its floral, herbal notes take you by surprise.  Lime Shot takes our Plata tequila and adds a hint of lime and salt. But more than that, it’s a ritual in a bottle, brought out when you need everyone to gather around, kick the party off and grab life by the Hornitos®.




Tequila Sunrise marinated grilled Quail with Cherry Chutney

Served with ~ Corazon Blanco

Corazon Blanco has aromas of sweet cooked agave with fruity and floral notes.  Flavors of cooked agave with citrus and pear, finish with a long, elegant and creamy texture.


Orange Lobster Salad with Lime Mezcal Cilantro dressing

Served with ~ Cazadores Reposado

Cazadores Reposado gets its name from resting for over two months in new, small, American White oak casks (instead of used bourbon barrels).  Made from 100% Blue Agave gives it a rich aroma and flavor.


Brazilian Steak stuffed with Shrimp & Pepper jack cheese, topped with Roasted Red Pepper Hollandaise, served with green chile cheesy grits

Served with ~ Corzo Anejo

Our Anejo is twice mellowed during its crafting to achieve an unparalleled smoothness and a refined taste.  Aromas of warm caramel and flavors of honeyed toast, brown spice and dates.  Finishes long and smooth, with a sweet fade of baked fruits, spice and toffee.



Tres Leche Flan with coffee patron caramel sauce

Served with ~ Tanteo Cacoa

Roasted, malted and raw cocoa, reminiscent of the traditional mole, is infused into our 100% agave tequila.  This results in a peppery, dark, roasted and malted cocoa taste.

$74.95 per person (plus tax & Gratuity) ~ includes 2 Hand-Rolled Cigars

Reservations required

Charlie’s 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

New Year’s Eve 5 – Course Dinner

December 12th, 2012 by chuck

New Years Eve 2012 Five – Course Menu

$49.95 – Complimentary with Hotel Package

Not Valid With Any Other Offers




Chicken Mushroom Crepes

with Tarragon Cream and Fried Leeks


Fried Goat Cheese

with Honey Crisp Apples and Toasted Almonds



Bloody Mary Shrimp

Diced Vodka Marinated Shrimp, Tomatoes and Celery


Salad and Soup


Spinach & Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese Bacon and Warm Portabella Mushrooms with Aged Balsamic and Oil


Iceberg Wedge with Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, and Hardboiled Quail Eggs with a Basil Buttermilk dressing



Squash Soup with Butternut, Acorn and Spaghetti Squash,

Cinnamon Crème Friche and Fresh Chives


Red Wine Sorbet


Entrée Choices


Surf and Turf

Petite Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, a Portobello Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Glaze with Rosemary Duchess Potatoes 



Mahi Mahi

Baked on a Cedar Plank over Creamy Fennel Risotto

with a Coriander Broth



Caramelized Duck Breast

with Pineapple Chutney and Pecan Rice Pilaf


New York Strip

Marinated with Fresh Garlic, Thyme, Rosemary and Oil, Topped with Parmesan Paprika Butter with Rosemary Duchess Potatoes

Choice of Dessert


Lemon Raspberry Trifle with Lemon Sabayon and Fresh Cream



Buttered Pecan Cheesecake with Caramel



Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ganache

 Paul and Lorraine will be playing in the Pub from 8:00 to Midnight

 Historic Water Street Inn -101 South Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 – 651.439.6000


Balvenie Scotch Dinner

September 4th, 2012 by chuck


6491 Balvenie Dinner 11×17



Five Course Whiskey and Cigar Dinner

Featuring Balvenie Scotch


September 20th, 2012

Historic Water Street Inn

6 pm




Balvenie 17 Year Peated Cask

 In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was distilled at The Balvenie Distillery and was allowed to mature until The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, decided it was time to rejuvenate the maturation process and so the whisky was transferred to newly prepared traditional casks. The casks that had originally held the peated liquid had taken on much of its character and so David decided to experiment by filling them with 17 year old Balvenie for a short period. The result was an intensely peaty whisky. Marrying this liquid with 17 year old Balvenie finished in new American oak casks produced The Balvenie Peated Cask, a complex single malt that is rich and spicy with layers of smokiness.

7 pm



Rolled Flank Steak with Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach over Cheesy Grits with aWhiskey Plum Sauce

  Balvenie 12 Year Signature

 The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. It has a unique character of honey, spice and subtle oak and each batch is allowed time to harmonise in a traditional marrying tun.


Shrimp Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Roasted Beets and a Orange-Basil Dressing

Balvenie 15 Year Single Cask

The Balvenie Single Barrel is a 15 year old single malt which is drawn from a single traditional oak whisky cask of a single distillation. Whilst each cask is subtly different, The Balvenie Malt Master selects only those casks which have the essential characteristics of The Balvenie Single Barrel, particularly honey, vanilla and oaky notes. Each bottling forms a limited edition of no more than 350 hand-numbered bottles – so each bottle is unique and unrepeatable.


Veal Chop Provencal over Tri-Color Couscous with Whiskey Laced Dried Fruit andGrilled Zucchini

Balvenie 12 Year Double Wood

The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.


Chocolate Trifle with Fudge Pound Cake, Whiskey Spiked Sabayon,

Mixed Berries and Shaved White Chocolate

Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask

After a 14 year maturation period in traditional oak whisky casks, the Balvenie is then transferred to the rum casks, leading to an exceptional Single Malt that exemplifies the signature smooth, honeyed character of the Balvenie, while adding unique notes of toffee and fruit that come from its innovative cask finish.

$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


July 11th, 2012 by chuck





Presented by Chris Johnson, Wirtz Beverage of MN


July 19th 2012 • Historic Water Street Inn






Cabo Wabo Blanco


As crystal clear as the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco arouses the senses with fresh floral aromas complemented by notes of lime and mint. Handcrafted from 100-percent Weber’s Blue Agave, our blanco boasts unadulterated agave flavors and a slightly spicy character that teases the

palate, and delivers a crisp, clean finish.






Served with ~ Maestro Doebel


Maestro® Dobel is a unique blend of Extra- Añejo, Añejo and Reposado Tequila blended and filtered to

produce a crystal clear liquid. The agave is selected from the Lowland family owned ranches where the terroir produces lighter, herbal and citric aromas. Ideally balanced by clarity, complexity, crispness and craftsmanship, it boasts a full-bodied palate, with bold notes of smoked wood and dried fruits. These

flavors are carefully balanced by a light nutmeg spiciness and a sweet honey finish.





Served with ~ Herradura Reposado


Introduced in 1962, Herradura Reposado is made from 100% Tequilana Weber Blue Agaves. Aged one month short of being considered “Anejo”, this Reposado perfectly blends the smooth taste of wood with agave.

It blends cooked agave with a nice balance of wood, fruity notes, vanilla and spices, like cinnamon. Bright, transparent and shiny with an amber-gold color of mild intensity, golden tints and a great body. Elegant

and harmonious, its taste confirms the anticipated smell.






Served with ~ Sauza Tres Generaciones Añejo


This Añejo Tequila has a rich, 100% blue agave flavor enhanced by 12 months in toasted American oak

barrels where it gains its delicate amber hue, an array of subtle flavors, and its unique smooth, smoky

finish. With a pale amber color and aromas of toasted oak, lightly cooked agave and a hint of caramel-

vanilla sweetness; the taste is full and balanced, with brown sugar and caramel notes.





Served with ~ 1800 Coconut


1800 Coconut Tequila is made from 100% Blue Agave Tequila and is triple distilled. It is infused with fresh coconut water for an amazingly smooth taste.

$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 •

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

New Year’s Eve Menu

December 27th, 2011 by chuck

New Year’s Eve – Five Course Menu

Served 5:00 to 10:00 on New Year’s Eve

$49.95 per person – Complimentary with Hotel Package

Not Valid With Any Other Offers


Appetizers (Choose one)

 Parmesan Basket with Honey Polenta and Fried Leeks

Shrimp Cakes With Andouille Sausage

Chicken Mushroom Crepes With Tarragon Cream Sauce


Salad or Soup (Choose one)

Mixed Vegetable Salad served with Lettuce, Garbanzo Beans, Radishes, Toasted Sunflower Seeds with a Lemon-Yogurt Dressing

Spinach & Arugula Salad served with Mushrooms, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumble and a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Winter Vegetable Soup


Red Wine Sorbet


Entrée Choices (Choose one)

Roasted Pork Loin served with Butternut Squash Mash and Apple Chutney

Sole Piccata served with Grapes and Capers

Surf & Turf  served with Petite Lobster Tail and 5oz Sirloin with a Mushroom Glaze


Dessert (Choose one)

Butter Pecan Cheesecake with Caramel Drizzle

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Whipped Cream

Raspberry White Chocolate Triffle

Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082