Sisters Open New Restaurant in Rhinelander Submitted: 02/23/2018
Story By Fitzgerald, Maggie

Sisters Open New Restaurant in Rhinelander
RHINELANDER - A new restaurant opened in Rhinelander, on Friday.

It is been a long road for sisters Stephanie Kaether and Chris Culley to open the Historic Davenport House.

Kaether and Culley were born and raised in Rhinelander.

"We've always been close and there's no any sibling rivalry," said Kaether.

After traveling all over the world, the two sisters finally decided to follow their dream and open a restaurant in their hometown. 

"We hope people feel at home here and I think it's going to be great for our community," said Culley.

The restaurant is upscale fine dining. It has an extensive wine and cocktail list.

It also has vegetarian and gluten free meal options.

"We locally source our ingredients and I just take a lot of pride in my chefs," said Culley.

They bought the Historic Davenport House in 2017, with hopes of opening last July. Then, life took an unexpected turn for Kaether.

"I got diagnosed in August with breast cancer," said Kaether.

Kaether said it has been challenging balancing her health and starting a business.

"You're tired when you have chemo and don't really want to smell food," said Kaether.

It has made Kaether more grateful.
"It means that I have to love what I do every day because every day matters," said Kaether.

Kaether has the constant support of her sister.

"I feel so grateful, I get teary, for her and her ability to provide such great service for us," said Culley.

Overcoming the obstacles has made both sisters that much more hopeful for the success of the restaurant.

"I think we're going to get people from all over Northern Wisconsin [and] Central Wisconsin. So I'm not worried at all," said Kaether.

The Historic Davenport House seats about 35 people and takes reservations.

They have a seasonal menu and also offer catering services.  

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