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Wine Dinner for August 10th

August 6th, 2011 by chuck

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

 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 $34.95 per person

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

 Not valid with any other special offers.

 

Starter

Chicken Satay

Served with a Peanut Curry Sauce

Clean Slate Riesling

Fresh peach, crisp lime and subtle mineral flavors.

 

Second Course

Blackened Tuna White Bean and Fennel Salad

Haras Sauvignon Blanc

Rich in aromas and flavors highlighted by citrus notes.

 

Main Course

Glazed Pork Chop

with Fig and Blue Cheese

Apltagua Pinot Noir

Grown in the prestigious Curico Valley in Chile the grapes are hand-picked from selected areas of the vineyard.

 

Dessert

Snickers Bar Pie

Brady’s Irish Cream on the Rocks

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

 

www.WaterStreetInn.us

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Wine Pricing

March 23rd, 2011 by chuck

Chuck & Judy Dougherty, owners of the Inn, have always believed that great food deserves great wine to go with it.  One of their disappointments when dining at other restaurants is that they have overpriced their wines.  “Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn will never charge more than $15 over our purchase price for any bottle of wine on our list,” states Chuck.

Other restaurants are doing half price wine night; we believe you should get a great bargain every night of the week.  If we did half price wine, we would be selling it below our cost.

Wine                                        Price at other            Our Price

                                            Stillwater Restaurant

Silver Oak Cabernet                            $100                    $88

Coppola Director’s Cut, Zinfandel     $  50                    $35

Sophia Blanc de Blanc                        $  40                    $32

Stag’s Leap Cabernet                          $  68                    $49

Cakebread Cellars, Chardonnay         $  82                    $47

Historic Water Street Inn & Conference Center

101 Water Street South, Stillwater

651.439.6000

http://www.waterstreetinn.us/

August Wednesday Night Four Wine Dinners

August 8th, 2010 by avadmin

 

 Wednesday, August 11th 2010

 Four-Course Menu

 

Starter

Avocado Cucumber Soup

Firestone Gewürztraminer

Bright fruit flavors of Lychee and Mandarin and a touch of acidity.

 

 

Second Course

Lotus Root Salad

With Tomatoes and Cilantro

St Supery ‘Unoaked’ Chardonnay

Kiwi and other tropical fruit notes should pair nicely with the subtle notes of cilantro.

 

Main Course

Lamb and Wild Mushroom Ravioli

Black Truffle Sherry Cream Sauce

Greg Norman Shiraz

Big and fruity, bold and earthy.

 A complex wine for a complex entrée.

 

 

Dessert

New York Cheese Cake

Harvey’s Bristol Cream

 Wednesday, August 18th 2010 

 Four-Course Menu 

Starter

Bruschetta

On Focaccia Bread

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc

The acidity of ‘Attitude’ always blends so nicely with the oil and tomato of Bruschetta.

 

 

Second Course

Small House Chop Salad

Maximo Tempranillo

A fun little wine with flavors of berries and hints of tobacco and a touch of spice.

 

Main Course

Roasted Salmon

With a Whole Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc

Served on a Bed of Wilted Spinach

Robert Hall Merlot

This medium bodied Merlot has enough fruit and earth to blend perfectly with the sweet salmon and whole grain mustard.

 

 

Dessert

Crème Brûlée

10 year tawny

The nuttiness of the 10 year tawny is a great match for the caramel in crème brulee.

 

 Wednesday, August 25th 2010

 Four-Course Menu

 Starter

Lobster Croquet(te)

 With a Red Sauce

Schramsburg ‘Mirabelle’ Brut

Seafood and Sparkling are a perfect way to start off a meal.

 

 

Second Course

Grilled Romaine Heart

Caesar Dressing and Anchovies

Don Olegario Albarino

Bright citrus and white fruit flavors blend with floral notes to bring out any Caesar Salad.

 

Main Course

Pan Seared Grouper

Shiitake Mashed Potatoes and Lemon Beurre Blanc

Picket Fence Chardonnay

The lemon notes of this Chardonnay should pair beautifully with this entrée.

 

 

Dessert

Fried Ice Cream

With Chocolate and Carmel Sauce

Frangelico and Irish Cream

 

Chef Christian Orosz

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

www.WaterStreetInn.us

www.charliesrestaurant.us

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$29.95 Four Course Wine Dinner at Charlie’s Restaurant

January 25th, 2010 by avadmin

brownie

Last Week's Dessert from the Four-Course

  Wednesday, January 27th 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.

 

Starter

Crab Casino Stuffed Russets

Topped with Chive Crème Fresh

Vietti, Arneis; Italy

 

Second Course

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

With Brown Sugar & Butter

Forstreiter, “Grooner” Veltlinier; Austria

 

Main Course

Sea Bass with Compound Herb Butter

With Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Julienned Winter Vegetables

Picket Fence, Chardonnay; Russian River

 

Dessert

 Brownie Tart

With Coffee-Gnash and Caramel Mousse

Cockburn’s, Ruby Port; Portugal

 

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

http://www.waterstreetinn.us

http://www.facebook.com/waterstreetinn

New Addition to Charlie’s Winelist called “Benchmark Vintage”

January 23rd, 2010 by avadmin

hugel

23 January 2010 – Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn is proud to announce the new arrival of the 2007 vintage of the Alsacian Gentil by French winemakers  Hugel & Fils. This fine addition to Charlie’s winelist is offered at $29 per bottle and is a blend of Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sylvaner.

From http://www.hugel.com

 

Gentil “HUGEL” 2007

2007 VINTAGE:

In Alsace, the 2007 vintage was full of surprises, but pleasant surprises !
For those who love elegant, pure, well balanced wines, 2007 was a benchmark vintage. Having enjoyed the longest period of maturation for the past 25 years, the grapes were perfectly ripe and healthy.
On the Schoenenbourg, our best Riesling vineyards were harvested at an average ripeness of 13.8% potential, while on the Sporen, Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive easily reached 17.8%.
In Alsace, the amount of VT and SGN wines produced provides an excellent indication of the overall quality of any year, and so 2007 has all the makings of a great Alsace vintage.

VINIFICATION:

Classic “Hugel” wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities around Riquewihr.
This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called “Gentil”. Gentil “Hugel” allies the suave, spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention.
After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.
The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.

TASTING NOTES:
(by Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989)

Youthful pale green in colour, very brilliant, it has a nice clean, open bouquet, elegant and fresh, perfumed with aromas of spring blossom, jasmine, white rose, green apple and white peach.
Fresh and dry on the palate, it is crisp and irresistibly easy to enjoy, thanks to a refreshing and agreeably aromatic finish.
A wine to drink now or within 2 years, at 8°C, with all sea or river fish : smoked, marinated, poached, steamed, grilled or in sauce, with shellfish, and also on its own. It would go well with Indonesian and Asian cuisines.
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Best Value of the Week – Wednesday Night Four-Course Wine Dinner

January 19th, 2010 by avadmin

lamb chops

Encrusted Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce and Micro Greens - Nov. 2009

 

 Wednesday, January 20th 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.

 

Starter

Crab Cakes with Roasted Pepper Coulis

With Garlic Aioli

Veramonte, Sauvignon Blanc; Chile

  

Second Course

Spring Mix Greens with Barbeque-Ranch

With Applewood Smoked Bacon Crumbles

Columbia Crest, “Grand Estates” Chardonnay; Columbia Valley

  

Main Course

Jumbo Shrimp & Sirloin Lo Mien

With mixed bell peppers in a Garlic-Hoisin Sauce

Jaboulet, “Parallel 45” Grenache-Syrah Blend; Rhone France

 

Dessert

 Chocolate Drizzled Short Cakes

with Fresh Berries

Black Opal, Shiraz; Australia

 

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

www.facebook.com/WaterStreetInn

“That’s More Like It” – Wine Critic Bill Ward weighs in on Charlie’s wine offerings

January 14th, 2010 by avadmin

From Bill Ward’s Blog at:

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/81317202.html?elr=KArksUUUU

“As I’ve been known to rail against restaurant wine prices, I always like to pass along kudos to places that go against that tide.

Latest example: Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater, which is offering up a lot of bottles at less than retail. Check out these prices: $67 for the delicious Washington blend Col Solare, $30 for Silverado merlot, $66 for Masi Amarone Classico, $47 for Cakebread chardonnay, $115 for Nicolas Feulillate Palmes d’Or Brut (cin cin!).

Yes, those are higher-priced wines, and that’s where the best bargains fall on this list. But there’s a lot less gouging at the lower price points than at most other places, plus 10 very reasonable priced by-the–glass options.

With two swell wine bars (Marx and Domacin) and now this kind of pricing at Water Street, Stillwater seems to have become a veritable mecca for wining while dining.”

Charlie’s Wine List – Top 100 Wines by Wine Spectator

January 9th, 2010 by avadmin

Out of thousands of bottles tasted in 2009, wine spectator has named it's Top 100 and three bottles from Charlie's Wine Menu made the list.

Out of thousands of bottles tasted in 2009, wine spectator has named it's Top 100 and three bottles from Charlie's Wine Menu made the list.

9 January 2010 – Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn is proud to announce that three great wines from their new wine list were mentioned in the Wine Spectator Top 100 list published in December of 2009. Charlie’s offers incredible pricing on bottles of wine, “no bottle will be priced more than $15 over our costs,” says Chuck Dougherty – Owner of the Water Street Inn.

Select Wines from the Wine Spectator Top 100

Available at Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub

The Willakenzie Pinot Gris from Oregon was rated 90 points and sells at Charlie’s for only $32

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 92 points and sells at Charlie’s for only $38

The Organic King Estates Pinot Gris was rated 90 points and sells at Charlie’s for only $29

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www.waterstreetinn.us

Charlie’s Wednesday Night Four-Course Wine Dinner

November 29th, 2009 by avadmin

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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.

Starter

Crab Soufflé with Lobster Butter

Belvedere, Chardonnay; Sonoma

Salad

Hearts of Palm with Olives

Vietti, Arneis; Italy

Entrée

Roasted Sword Fish

With Oven Dried Tomatoes, Lemons & Capers

Brancott Estates, Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough

Dessert

Israeli Couscous Custard

With a Citrus-Strawberry Sauce

Napoleon, Extra Dry Champagne

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

Charlie’s Restaurant @ the Historic Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082

651-439-6000

www.WaterStreetInn.us

www.facebook.com/waterstreetinn

Wine list at the Water Street Inn

February 11th, 2009 by avadmin

The Grille at the Historic Water Street Inn in downtown Stillwater announces its new wine list.

Chuck & Judy Dougherty, owners of the Inn, have always believed that great food deserves great wine to go with it. One of their disappointments when dining at other restaurants is that they have overpriced their wines. The Grille & Charlie’s Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn will never charge more than $15 over our purchase price for any bottle of wine on our list, states Chuck.

Other restaurants are doing half price wine night; we believe you should get a great bargain every night of the week. If we did half price wine, we would be selling it below our cost.

Wine Price at other Stillwater Restaurants / Our Price

Silver Oak Cabernet $100 / $86

Comte Audoin Fam Cru $165 / $98

Sophia Blanc de Blanc $40 / $30

Stag’s Leap Cabernet $68 / $48

Franciscan Chard $35 / $27

Coppola Merlot $36 / $23

Mt. Veeder Cab $80 / $24

Water Street Inn

 101 Water Street South, Stillwater

651.439.6000

www.waterstreetinn.us