Sunday dinners at River House followed by movie showing

Wil Petty Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

For the third year, River House Country Inn and Restaurant will host a dinner and a movie series throughout the winter months.

“What we do is a simple Sunday supper,” said Gayle Winston, owner of River House. “After supper, people are invited to join us to watch a classic film.”

Meals are set to what movie they are planning on showing that evening. For example, if the movie is “Casablanca,” the Sunday dinner will consist of Moroccan cuisine and “Roman Candle” would consist of Italian food.

The debut movie for this year is “Chocolat.” While the menu remains unofficial, chocolate will be a big part of the menu.

The dinner will take place at 5 p.m., with the movie screening afterwards, so people can get home early. The first showing will be Sunday, Nov. 17.

“We have a list of other classic movies we will do for the winter months,” Winston said.

Throughout the year, the River House hosts several musicians to play on Sunday afternoons. Once the weather gets colder, the country inn then switches to dinners with cinematic themes.

“We do (this event) whenever it is late in the year and everyone has left the area,” Winston said.

The meal is three courses and will cost $25 a person, minus alcohol, tax and tips. The movie watching and popcorn are free.

Meals are cooked by chef Bill Klein, who has previously worked in Michelin-star restaurants in France, as well as five-star restaurants in San Francisco.

The movies will be on a projector with a quilt that hangs in the dining room being the screen.

“What we do is we take down the quilt and put the projector in the dining room,” Winston said. “(The picture) comes out to be pretty wide, about as wide as the quilt. It’s a pretty good size.”

Winston said reservations are requested for the event.

“It’s an early evening and it’s nice, easy and low-key,” she said. “It will be a fun evening.”