Great location, good appetizers, love the live music
My wife and I dined at Riverhorse while staying at Deer Valley to celebrate our anniversary.
When we arrived, we were very impressed with the hostess as she took our coats, and we were made very comfortable despite feeling somewhat underdressed (a button-down shirt and trouser-jeans seemed a little sub-par upon surveying the room). Live music was playing, and was a beautiful touch.
We started with the Appetizer Tower, which included smoked salmon on a crispy potato pancake with dill cream and red onion; crispy goat cheese won tons with sweet plum sauce; and Chicken satay with cucumber salsa and peanut sauce. The dishes were simpler than they sound as far as flavor is concerned, and were very good (the smoked salmon was delicious, and the chicken satay was refreshing). This was served along-side a variety of breads and seasoned butter which were also very good.
We also ordered the Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil pistou, baby greans, and aged balsamic. It was very good and refreshing as we waited for our salads.
I had the Riverhorse Salad (baby greens in a red wine vinaigrette, goat cheese, enoki mushrooms, toasted walnuts) which was good, but she had the Heirloom beets and arugula (humboldt fog cheese in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette) which was off-the-charts-delicious.
My wife ordered the Trio of Tenderloins, which turned out to be a surprising volume of food - the Kobe Beef, North American Buffalo, and Elk ternderloins were all cooked perfectly and were amazing (served with Oregon ""wild"" mushrooms and whipped potatoes, though the mushrooms didn't taste very wild). I was happy to help her finish the dish.
The filet I ordered was perfect, with maytag bleu, red wine demi, and buttermilk fried onions. Absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious. We were ridiculously full at this point, but still managed a few bites of Creme Brulee for dessert (nothing to write home about). We will definitely return (pricey, but well worth it).