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Five Course Irish Whiskey Dinner

February 25th, 2014 by chuck

Irish Whiskey Dinner 14

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2014 at Charlie’s & the Water Street Inn

February 12th, 2014 by chuck

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2014 at Charlie’s & the Water Street Inn

Special Holiday Menu all weekend, great Live Irish Music.

Thursday, March 13th

Five – Course Irish Whiskey Dinner featuring whiskeys from Tullamore Dew and hand rolled cigars

Friday, March 14th

 Live Irish Music in the Pub 7:30 to 11:30 – Jennifer Licko

Saturday, March 15th

Live Irish Music in the Pub from 5:00 to Midnight

The Jolly Groggers in the Ballroom from 7:00 to 11:00

Sunday, March 16th

Live Irish Music from 1:00 to 11:00

Special Menus and giveaways all day

Monday, March 17th St. Patrick’s Day

Live Music in the Pub from 3:30 to 11:00

Live Music in the Ballroom from 4:00 to 11:00

First 50 people get free Charlie’s Pub Shirts, other great giveaways all day.

Charlie’s Pub – your home for great Irish Music in Stillwater!!!

101 Water Street South, Stillwater MN 55082


Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day

September 10th, 2013 by chuck


Irish Whiskey Dinner March 7th

February 19th, 2013 by chuck

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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


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


February 24th, 2011 by chuck


March 10th 2011




Walleye Dumplings with a lemon burre blanc,


Mushroom Poppers filled with Italian sausage,

parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese,


Smoked Salmon Crostini


served with Water Street Inn’s

Applejack Spiced Jameson




Blacken Seared Sea Scallops

With Parsley Pesto

Served with

Tullamore Dew 12 Year

Medium amber color. Multigrain flour, pear crème brulee and sweet floral honey aromas. A soft, supple entry leads to a dryish medium-to-full body of raisin compote, praline, white nuts, and pastry dough flavors. Finishes with a lively, peppery spiced nut fade


        Moroccan Vegetable Soup

                     The Creamy Parsnip and Pumpkin gives this soup a      

wonderfully rich texture

served with


There is a spirited malt that is almost honey sweet which opens the door for the grain to add a solid strong middle to this Irish whiskey.  The finish is very dry with oak and a dry cocoa bitterness that plays well with the bitter and sweet taste.  The finish, although not overly complex, stays with you in a pleasant and inviting way.



Seared Porterhouse Steak

With A Lemon Herb Marmalade, Served with Steakhouse Potatoes

and Asparagus

served with

Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey

Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes.


Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

served with

Tyrconnell Single Malt

The citrusy, and young malt feel that was given at the nose come back in to play as it makes its first impression.  This lasts for a much longer time than in many whiskeys while the Tyrconnell decides if it is a dry or sweet Irish whiskey, then the decision is made, as the sweetness wins out.  The citrus theme carries throughout the taste and is joined right at the end with a bit of chocolate.



$69.95 per person reservations required

Historic Water Street Inn next to the lift bridge in downtown Stillwater

101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000

St. Patrick’s Week Celebration

February 21st, 2011 by chuck

St. Patrick’s Week Celebration at Charlie’s Irish Pub and the Water Street Inn.

Thursday, March 10th – Irish Whiskey & Cigar Dinner-make reservations- 6:00pm

Friday & Saturday March 11th & 12th – Live in Charlie’s Pub “Hounds of Finn” playing 7:30 to 11:30

Sunday March 13th – Cribbage Tournament starts at noon; Ladder Golf starts at 1:00 prizes & drink specials

Monday & Tuesday March 14th & 15th – Irish Food and Drink Specials noon to close

Wednesday March 16th – special four-course dinner pared with Irish Beers & Jameson Drinks-make reservations

Thursday March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Food Specials all day, starting with Breakfast

Live Music Starting at 1:00pm and going till close


1-4 A Little of the Ready

4:30-7:30 Hounds of Finn

8-Midnight Paul & Lorraine


Two seatings in our Ballroom 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm

Tickets for the Ballroom show include an Irish Dinner Buffet & Live Music show

The Crossing

The Crossing is a traditional Irish/Celtic folk group from Chicago, IL

The Crossing is a talented group of musicians firmly rooted in the traditional end of acoustic music featuring bagpipes, whistles, fiddle, cello and harp among their many instruments. They blend original songs with traditional Irish and Scottish jigs and reels as well as atmospheric ballads.

$36 for Adults $24 for children – reservations requested

Friday & Saturday March 18th & 19th – Irish Food Specials and live music

A Little of the Ready 7:30 to 11:30

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082


St Patrick’s Day Week Events

March 9th, 2010 by avadmin

Thursday, March 11th
Irish Whiskey Dinner
Friday, March 12th
Paul & Lorraine in the Pub
Saturday, March 13th
Paul & Lorraine in the Pub
Guinness Collector Glass #3
Sunday, March 14th
Ladder Golf Tourny starts at noon
Monday, March 15th
Flight of Irish Beers $3
Tuesday, March 16th
Flight of Irish Beers $3
St. Patrick’s Day
Paul & Lorraine 3:00 – Pub

Paul & Lorraine 8:30 – Ballroom

Daoine Sidhe 8 – Pub

Collector Glass #4
Customer Loyalty Rewards
For every $20 you spend in Charlie’s Pub or Restaurant during the first two weeks of March you will receive a certificate for $5 off admission on
St. Patrick’s Day
Food specials all week!!!

Charlie’s Irish Pub Band Schedule February-March 2010

February 23rd, 2010 by avadmin


Live Music for Charlie’s Irish Pub located in the Historic Water Street Inn, in downtown Stillwater

Charlie’s Pub features live music every Friday & Saturday night from 7:30-11:30pm


February 26 & 27 – Hounds of Finn


Hounds of Finn play Irish Rock and roots music from around the world. It’s mixture of original songs written and performed by both Pete McCauley and Leslie Rich, sprinkled with some traditional Irish and Scottish tunes brought to you by both Michelle MacGregor on fiddle and Pete on Mandolin.

March 5 & 6 – Barry Nelson

Born in Belfast Co. Antrim Ireland, Barry has been playing music since his early teens performing in Ireland, England, Denmark, and Sweden currently based in Virginia U.S.A. He has crisscrossed the U.S.A. many times from Cape Cod to Florida, Maryland to Minnesota. He has played with Coribb Folk, Pennywhistle, and as a solo artist for the former Irish Prime Minster Albert Reynolds and President Ronald Regan. He is never short of a toast, song or story so come listen sing and party with Barry Nelson.


March 12 & 13 – Paul and Lorraine


Paul and Lorraine have been playing Irish music together for a couple of years now, starting with the rouge folk band Folk Underground and then splitting off to form their own duo.  Something for everyone lots of drinking, lots of losing your love, plenty of Death, Doom and Destruction & happy little nights in the Pub. Not to mention some of the best Irish Fiddle Tunes going.  They like to take requests & will play almost anything, if they know about half of it.



Live Irish Music on Two Stages

Music starts early in the afternoon at Charlie’s Irish Pub with Paul and Lorraine. At 5pm The Crossing will begin playing in the Water Street Inn ballroom (full food and beverage service available) and Daoine Sidhe will begin their set in Charlie’s Pub. The night wraps up with Paul and Lorraine in the ballroom.


March 20 & 21 – Tom Dahill and Ginny McShane Johnson


Tom Dahill is one of the best entertainers playing Irish Music. He’ll have you singing the party piece you practiced since you were a kid or dancing an Irish jig for the first time in your life. Tom is a well rounded performer and very easy to work with.


March 26 & 27 – Langer’s Ball


The Langer’s Ball is a 2-piece Celtic Group that has been performing around the Mid-Western states since July 2007. Featuring Michael Sturm on guitar, mandolin & vocals, and Hannah Rediske on accordion and penny whistle, The Langer’s Ball performs a wide variety of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic songs and tunes.

Irish Whiskey Tasting Dinner & Smoker Thursday March 11

Irish Food Specials Friday 12th & Saturday 13th and of course on St. Patrick’s Day!


The Historic Water Street Inn

featuring Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082


Newsletter 2/17/2010

February 16th, 2010 by avadmin

Historic Water Street Inn 101 Water Street South Stillwater, MN 55082 651.439.6000 At the foot of the Historic Lift Bridge

This Friday Night Room Special Stay in any of our rooms for only$129 and we will throw in a $20 Certificate for the Charlie’s Restaurant. Call 651-439-6000 to book.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

Four-Course Menu

Each week our Chefs create a four-course dinner menu,

Each course paired with a specially selected glass of wine.

Wednesday nights for $29.95 per person

Served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, reservations suggested.

Not valid with any other special offers.


Tiger Eye Sushi Rolls

Tempura Fried with Cucumber, Asparagus & Avocado

Fuedo Arancio, Chardonnay; Sicily

Second Course

Thai Salad

With Crisp Noodles and Peanut Dressing

Don Ologario, Albari Rias Biaxas

Main Course

Jumbo Shrimp Coconut Curry

With Basmati Rice

Benzinger, Organic Pinot Noir; Sonoma


Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

Napoleon, Extra Dry Champagne; California

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

Feb 18 Mardi Gras Ladies Night Out
Downtown Stillwater will host a Ladies Night Out on Thursday, February 18, 5 – 8 p.m. The theme for the evening will be Mardi Gras and Stillwater’s Main Street will be bustling with Bourbon Street frivolity including live jazz, food and drink specials and light hearted entertainment including card readers, fortune tellers and magic fingers massages. Area merchants will offer great discounts as well as activities like cooking and craft demonstrations and valuable prizes including the grand prize – a $100 Gift Certificate redeemable at area merchants.

For each $10 spent during the evening, ladies will receive a strand of Mardi Gras Beads, which will give them a chance to win the Grand Prize.

Swag bags filled with a “queen’s ransom” of deals, samples and freebies will be handed out to the first 50 ladies. Visitors may pick up their first set of beads and a map and brochure of activities and offerings at Darn Knit Anyway, located in the Brick Alley Building at 423 South Main Street or Valley Bookseller, 217 Main Street North. Prize drawings will take place at 8 p.m. at Maison Galleria, 223 Main Street South.

February 18th marks the first of four Ladies Nights celebrations planned for the year. The other dates are May 20, August 19 and November 18.

Live Music for Charlie’s Irish Pub located in the Historic Water Street Inn, in downtown Stillwater
Charlie’s Pub features live music every Friday & Saturday night from
7:30 to 11:30

February 19 & 20 – The Irish Brigade

Featuring Mike Wallace and Joe Smith. Joe’s outstanding vocals combined with his mastery of a wide range of instruments makes him a great performer to watch and listen to. He is a native son of Minnesota but has Irish music in his blood and has been playing most of his life.

February 26 & 27 – Hounds of Finn

Hounds Of Finn play Irish Rock and roots music from around the world. It’s mixture of original songs written and performed by both Pete McCauley and Leslie Rich, sprinkled with some traditional Irish and Scottish tunes brought to you by both Michelle MacGregor on fiddle and Pete on Mandolin.

March 5 & 6 – Barry Nelson

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Irish Whiskey Dinner Thursday March 11th


MARCH 11, 2010

Charlie’s Restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn

Guest Speaker Sam Bremmer


Butler passed Hors dourves

~ Served with John Powers 12 Year Reserve ~

Powers was the first whiskey distiller to practice the art of bottling their own whiskey. This was to ensure consistent quality up to that time whiskey was sold in cask to Whiskey Bonders. The distillery bottled brand was called Power’s Gold Label to distinguish it from Powers White label which was the Bonders’ brand



Chopstick Spinach & Asian Tea Spiced Swordfish

with Mandarin Oranges and Soy-Scallion Dressing

~ Served with John Jameson ~

John Jameson’s Dublin distillery was founded in 1780.  When Jameson discovered that certain strains of barley made a superior whiskey he persuaded local farmers to grow them by providing seed grain every spring.  Jameson is the world’s no. 1 Selling Irish whiskey, enjoyed in 112 countries across the globe.

Second Course

Grilled Vegetable Stack with Melted, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

With Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto

~ Served with Jameson 12 Year~

Jameson 12 Year Old is the best known aged whiskey in the family of Jameson premium whiskeys. The whiskey offers a taste promise of unrivaled quality and smoothness, and is a great choice to enter the world of Premium Irish whiskeys. Jameson 12 Year Old is an exceptionally smooth whiskey and has complex flavors of toasted wood, spice and sherry, superbly mellowed.

Main Course

Bone-In Charred Rib Eye with Steamed Broccoli & Cuban Fries

Served with Chimichurry

~ Served with Jameson 18 Year” ~

Its mellow, complex taste and lingering finale of wood, spice and toffee have been deftly created by the Master Blender; his hand-picked selection of no fewer than three exquisitely poised whiskeys serving as the light, shade and foreground used to craft this unique blend. Dutifully matured for no less than 18 years in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, it’s given a final finish in fresh fill American bourbon barrels.


S’mores Stack with Irish Whiskey Cream

~ Paddy’s Old Irish Whiskey ~

On the nose this Irish Whiskey is fresh and lively, as well as aromatic. The initial tasting leads to a complex interplay of nutty maltiness, woodland fragrances and spice, with hints of honey and vanilla. The taste is mild, soft, and with a touch of sweet oil and spiciness. Good background notes of honey, vanilla, toasted wood.

$69.95 per person – reservations required

Price includes two premium cigars or


Do you like to Ski?   Stillwater and the Water Street Inn are centrally located between three great ski areas: Afton Alps Trollhaugen Wild Mountain So come and enjoy some great skiing then relax at the Water Street Inn. 101 Water Street South Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-6000
Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn is proud to announce a new promotion. Bring in at least three friends for your birthday dinner and receive a complementary birthday dessert platter showcasing Charlie’s homemade desserts. Pictured above are the New York Style Deep Dish Cheescake with Tuile, Profiteroles with Three Ice Creams and Charlie’s Not-so-short Cake with Drunken Strawberries.