Rivertown Inn Presents Intrigue Theater: The Ghosts Have Answers

On Thursday, February 23rd, travel back to the Victorian era with nationally-acclaimed illusionist Sean-Paul and the lovely Juliane to take part in a mesmerizing evening filled with magical demonstrations, inexplicable mysteries and feats of astonishing mental capabilities.

If you enjoyed movies like “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige”, you must experience Intrigue Theater!

Wine reception immediately following performance.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Doors open at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 7:00pm

$45 per person plus tax.
Advance reservations required. Wine Reception is included in the pricing

Special promotion: Stay the night at the Rivertown Inn and the price of the event is waived – just like magic! Limited availability, call to reserve your room today!

For more information about Intrigue Theater, visit www.intriguetheater.com

Valentine’s Dinner at Rivertown Inn

Rivertown Inn will present a special Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 11th, 2012,  prepared by Chef Ray Remler featuring a romantic 4-course menu paired with wines for $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. An overnight stay at the luxurious inn will cap off the perfect evening, although guests are welcome for dinner only.

The Valentine’s Dinner is limited to a maximum of twenty guests to ensure an intimate and memorable dining experience in the elegant Rivertown Inn mansion. The 4-course menu with exquisite wines expertly chosen for each dish will begin with a salad of Roasted Root Vegetables on Arugula with apple cider vinaigrette, followed by Roasted Beet Soup with crème fraiche. The main course offers Seared Pork Tenderloin with Cherries and port sauce, whipped celery root and broccoli rabe. The dessert course will feature Ginger Molten Chocolate Cakes with ginger crème anglaise and white chocolate dipped strawberries with citrus gremolata.

The fabulously renovated 1882 lumber baron mansion, three blocks from downtown Stillwater, is the ideal destination for discriminating travelers who want to experience luxury, privacy and romance in Victorian splendor. Filled with rare antiques and the extraordinary details that one would expect only at the finest European hotels, the Rivertown Inn offers five Suites and two Bedchambers in the main house, and two Grand Suites in the separate Carriage House.  Each features a sumptuous décor that pays homage to a great romantic poet or literary figure of the 18th, 19th or 20th centuries. Couples can cozy-up in front of their room’s live flame gas fireplace and delight in their spa-quality private bath featuring a double whirlpool tub.

The Rivertown Inn is committed to promoting health-conscious gourmet dining with organic, locally-sourced ingredients and is proud to be one of the only inns in Minnesota to have a talented professional Chef on staff to create culinary delights for its guests.  Chef Ray Remler presents a nightly social hour for guests with hand-picked wines and a fresh assortment of beautifully prepared hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous 4-course gourmet breakfast in the morning, and a never-ending supply of delicious homemade cookies at the refreshment bar.

For the evening of February 11, 2012 Rivertown Inn suites are priced at $295.00, excluding tax.  Bedchambers are priced at $215.00, excluding tax.

For information and reservations contact the Rivertown Inn at (651) 430-2955 or visit www.rivertowninn.com.

Chef Ray’s Recipe of the Month: Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

Chef Ray Wyatt was on Twin Cities Live on Channel 5 this week to make a fantastic fall dish! View the recipe below or see the video on Twin Cities Live.

Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

This is a great warming dish for when the Fall weather starts to get cold.  It is a marriage of  pumpkin, chicken and Thai flavors and it is also pretty easy to make.


1 small pumpkin about 1 ½- 2 lbs– halved, seeded, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 Large Sweet Onion (Vidalia, Walla wall etc) – chopped in large dice
3 garlic cloves — coarsely chopped
1-2 tablespoon (depending on how spicy you want the dish)  Thai red curry paste
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
1 Cup Chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 ½ Tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons corn or peanut oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs — cut into bite-size cubes
2 tablespoons torn fresh basil (preferably Thai basil)
Cooked Jasmine rice — for serving


To Pre-cook the pumpkin: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pumpkin and boil just until barely tender, about 5-7 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

For the curry: In a bowl, combine the curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar.
In a Wok or large saucepan, heat the oil, once hot, Stir fry the chicken until lightly golden, now add the garlic and onion and cook for 3 minutes. Now turn up the heat to full and after about 1 minute, add the curry paste mixture. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Now add the stock/broth and the coconut milk and the pumpkin and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Check seasoning adding more sugar, lime juice and salt and pepper if needed.
Serve over rice and garnish with the torn basil.

NEW: Exclusive Dining at Domacin Wine Bar

Rivertown Inn is pleased to offer our guests an exclusive three-course meal for two, accompanied by wine pairings at Domacin Wine Bar in downtown Stillwater, MN. Domacin and Rivertown Inn carry on the same tradition of excellence in service and hospitality. Even the name Domacin comes from the Latin word domicile, meaning home. The traditional Serbian meaning is the host or patriarch of the home – a person responsible for creating a hospitable environment and making everyone feel welcome.

We desire for all guests to feel content and well-cared for and at Domacin emphasis is placed on consistency in excellence of wine, food, and service.

Domacin Wine Bar was recently chosen as Minnesota Monthly’s “Best of Wine Bar” and has been voted Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for 2009 and 2010.

This package can be ordered online through the Rivertown Inn website or by phone. Please e-mail rivertown@rivertowninn.com or call (651)430-2955 with your preferred reservation time. Upon arrival at Rivertown Inn, you will receive a certificate entitling you to this exclusive dining experience. $100 per couple.