Breakfast: The first day

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Monday, May 23, 2016, 7:30 am. The day finally arrived. Breakfast at the Rio! It’s a tall order to make “breakfast… just a little more egg-stravagant,” but our Executive Chef Richard Rutherford III was up to the challenge. Creative recipes with stunning presentation are familiar territory for this Paris trained chef […]

Breakfast… just a little more egg-stavagant!

“It’s all about the Benny’s,” states Elizabeth Franco, one of Rio Station’s new management team members. “Well actually, frittatas, crunchy french toast and house-made breakfast sausage make this new Rio menu not your average breakfast, it’s a little more egg-stravagant!” This menu, a “mix tape” of all their favorites started when Paris trained Executive Chef and […]

Nero D’Avola: A Sicilian Surprise

True confession: This writer is not always the biggest fan of Old World reds; favoring the more fruit forward New World wines. When Sommelier Richard Rutherford introduced me to Nero D’Avola, he assured me that this was something different. How right he was! The black (nero) grape from Sicily produced a wine that I would describe […]

Menus Online: It Isn’t (Always) Our Fault: Really!

Menus posted online are often in error… and, many times, not the fault of the restaurant! There are several sites out there that we’ve found who have posted a “menu” in our name. When someone searches for “Rio Station menu”, it may well come up in the list. Unfortunately, they don’t maintain the menus they’ve […]

Mother: Where Would We Be Without Her?

moth·er – ˈməT͟Hər/ noun  1. a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. moth·er – ˈməT͟Hər/ noun  1. a woman who does the work of twenty for free It doesn’t matter if you use the “official” definition of mother, or the tongue-in-cheek version, it still means she is special… extra special. Each year we […]