River Valley Inn Restaurant

The River Valley Inn, a restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program, features a variety of menus during spring semester. Spring semester days and hours of operation are listed below:

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5 to 7 p.m.
Red River Valley Room
Hektner Student Center

Reservations
  • Due to limited seating, reservations are required.
  • Please call 701-671-2405 for reservations beginning Tuesday at 1 p.m. the week prior to the restaurant date.
  • Please do not call early for reservations.
  • Large groups (more than 6) will be accommodated when possible, but may not be seated in the same section.
2017 Restaurant Dates

February
14 & 16 – Valentine's Menu
23 – To Be Determined
28 – Asian Menu

March
2 – Asian Menu
7 & 9 – Fine Dining – Tasting Menu
30 – Buffet

April
7 – DREAMS Auction
20 – Buffet

February 14 and 16: Valentine's Menu

Appetizers

Antipasto
Roasted tomatoes, dried figs, olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, capricola, proscuitto, soprasetta, cheeses of the world.
$8
 
Moules Marinieres
Mussels, white wine, pommes frittes.
$7
 
Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly
Roasted sweet corn puree, crispy arugula, paprika oil.
$6
 
Fish and Chips Tacos
Beer battered cod, malted potato, cabbage, curry aioli.
$5
 
Raviolio
Foie gras, chicken sausage, sage cream.
$7
 

Soups

Asparagus
Saffron.
$3

Carrot
Tomato, pistachio.
$3
 

Salads

Arugula
Quinoa, cucumber, tomato dijon vinaigrette, goat cheese.
$3

Acorn Squash
Pumpkin seed oil, radish, queso fresco.
$3
 

Entrees

New York Strip
Roasted beets, tomato basil butter, demi-glace, rustic frittes.
$20
 
Squid Ink Pasta
Roasted romanesco, lobster claw, lobster bisque cream.
$15
 
Lamb Loin
Goat cheese polenta, wild mushrooms, demi-glace, olive oil powder.
$16
 
Pork RIbeye
Espresso-garlic rubbed, garlic mashed potatoes, brocolini, cherry demi-glace.
$14
 
Coriander Dusted Duck Breast
Beet risotto, swiss chard, demi-glace.
$14
 
Porter Braised Short Ribs
Garlic mashed potatoes, pomegranate, pork jus.
$12
 
Vegetable Bolognese
Zucchini spaghetti, roasted tomatoes, mushroom.
$10
 
Chicken Confit
Potato hash, soft cooked egg, gouda mournay.
$12
 

Desserts

Lemon Panna Cotta
Strawberry-Rhubarb consomme.
$4
 
Frozen Amaretto Sabayon
Macerated berries, chocolate.
$4
 
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Caramel mousse, burnt honey ice cream.
$4
 
Blackberry Sorbet
Balsamic reduction, balsamic-honey berries, pistachio powder, candied pistachios.
$4

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