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Easter Sunday Brunch March 27, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The team at Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn looks forward to serving a special 3-course Sunday Brunch on Easter. This year, Chef Matt has come up with another tasty menu for this special occasion:

3-Course Easter Sunday Brunch Menu

First course (served with a basket of fresh croissants and scones):
Chicken and pastry soup OR
Sherry baked winter fruit (assorted dry fruits baked with sherry and honey and topped with whipped cream)

Second course:

Crab cakes benedict with lemon-dill hollandaise and roasted fingerlings OR
Blueberry-mascarpone stuffed French toast with bacon OR
Chicken Mornay with faro risotto OR
Pork roulade with spinach, basil, feta & sundried tomatoes with wild rice pilaf OR
Broiled white fish with manchego and saffron jasmine rice

Third course:
Turtle sundae OR
Chocolate-Peanut butter mousse cake OR
Cherry struessel pie with a graham cracker crust OR
Caramel custard

Easter Brunch in WisconsinThe Details:
3-Course Easter Brunch: $24.50/person
Open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Groups welcome. Contact Events Director Wendy Phillips:
Reservations are recommended: please call 715-779-5111

New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant is pleased to announce the menu for our 40th annual New Year’s Eve Dinner.

This special event consists of six courses: Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Sorbet, Entrée and Dessert. The fixed price of $75/person plus tax and gratuity includes a complimentary glass of champagne.

For NYE Dinner Reservations, Call 715-779-5111

Here is a sneak peak at the NYE menu for 2015:

Smoked scallop with beurre blance and wilted swiss chard
Shrimp remoulade on molasses-buttered toast
Beggars Purse with chevre feta frsh spinach and basil wrapped in puff pastry.

Oyster Stew
Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Black Bean Soup with Quinoa.

Baby Spinach and Beets with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette with Chevre and Tangerines
Mixed Greens with Blueberry-Port Vinaigrette+Shaved White Chocolate+Figs+Craisins.

Chocolate Noir

Entrée Options:
Boulabaisse with Scallops, Shrimp and Lump Crab with Seafood Fennel Broth
Bacon Crusted Rack of Lamb with beurre rouge and sweet potato puree
Seared Alaskan Salmon with Cucumber-Micro Green Salad and lemon yogurt sauce
Rittenhouse Pork Chop

Dessert Options:
Flourless Chocolate Souffle
Egg Nog Crème Brulee
Turtle Sundae

Sunday, April 5th: Easter Brunch at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Easter Brunch at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Easter Brunch is a longstanding tradition at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant since the days when Mary Phillips cooked every meal that went through our kitchen door. On Sunday, April 5th, our team of chefs and servers will focus all their skills and attention on just one thing: presenting the most fantastic Easter Brunch you are likely to find in the north woods.

Easter Brunch at Old Rittenhouse Inn is a 3-course meal that starts with mouthwatering fresh bakery and a choice of two starters: mixed Greens with Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette, shaved Parmesan and crispy fried Scallions OR poached Fruits served warm with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

Restaurants open Easter SundayThere are five delicious entrees to choose from including Sweet Potato-crusted Quiche with Caramelized Onion, Feta Cheese and Spinach OR Crab Cakes Benedict with Sundried Tomato Hollandaise. The Whitefish Lyonnaise features a fresh local Bodin’s whitefish fillet crusted in shoestring Potatoes, then pan seared till crispy, finished in the oven, and plated with a Buerre Blanc sauce. The last two choices are old Rittenhouse favorites: Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Marmalade, or Champagne Chicken with roasted forest Mushrooms.

The sweet conclusion to Easter Brunch is dessert, and you may choose from one of the Rittenhouse’s famous Sundaes, a Raspberry Créme Custard, Panna Cotta with Bumbleberry Compote or Chocolate Crepes filled with Dulce De Leche. It’s easy to see why Easter Brunch is always a favorite annual event here at the Inn.

Easter Brunch is served on Sunday, April 5th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please call 715-779-5111 for reservations.

3-Course Easter Brunch: $24.50
Open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Wassail Dinner Concerts Underway at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Wassail Dinner Concerts Underway at Old Rittenhouse Inn

The 2014 Wassail Dinner Concert series is officially underway. Wassail concerts are held in December at Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield, WI’s first B&B Country Inn. Wassail concerts are unique in that they feature an intimate interaction between the singers and the audience. The result is a moving and memorable experience for those in attendance.

During the 12:00 Noon or 6:30 PM Dinner Concerts, the Old Rittenhouse Singers perform throughout the building in the dining rooms, hallways and on the home’s large main staircase. You’ll enjoy the food and music, along with highlights such as the “Boar’s Head” song and the traditional “Flaming of the Figgy Pudding.”

The Old Rittenhouse Inn is decorated for the season with hundreds of yards of roping and white lights. The pillars are wrapped in ribbons and light, and the 16 foot Concolor Fire Christmas tree is filled with over 600 silver and white decorations that show off its beautiful 2-inch-long blue needles. Tickets are limited, so call today to join in the fun at a Wassail Dinner Concert!

Call now for tickets: 800-779-2129

12/03     12:00 Noon Sold Out
12/06     12:00 Noon Sold Out
12/06      6:30PM Sold Out
12/07     12:00 Noon Sold Out
12/10     12:00 Noon
12/13     12:00 Noon Sold Out
12/13      6:30PM Sold Out
12/14     12:00 Noon
12/20    12:00 Noon
12/20     6:30PM Sold Out
12/21     12:00 Noon
12/21      6:30PM

New CD Available in time for the Holidays!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

New CD from Old Rittenhouse Inn SingersThe Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers are releasing their 3rd CD, and it will arrive just in time for the Holidays. The recording, entitled “Sing A New Song,” features 21 tracks of holiday music that was recorded last winter at Bayfield’s Holy Family Catholic Church.

The Choral group was created in the mid-1970’s  by Old Rittenhouse Innkeepers Jerry and Mary Phillips, former music teachers who longed to create a “Madrigal Dinner” at their Inn for the holiday season. Their first “Wassail Dinner Concert was a huge success, and started a tradition that has lasted nearly 40 years.

During that journey, the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers have performed hundreds of live concerts at the Inn, at various churches and community centers, and also at the annual Bayfield Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (held Nov. 29 this year).

Choral Director Jerry Phillips says, “this new CD represents where the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers are today: a seasoned, professional group that has been around for almost 40 years. This group has logged hundreds of performances, and they are no strangers to the recording process, so everything went very smoothly. We had a lot of fun, and I think it shows.”

The new release is scheduled to arrive at the Inn on December 8, a few days after the start of our Wassail Dinner Concert season. It is available for purchase at the Old Rittenhouse Inn and online at

We are taking Pre-Orders now, please call 715-779-5111