ORLANDO, Fla., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruth's Chris Steak House presents a special "Cakebread Cellars" James Beard House inspired menu on June 16 at 108 participating restaurants across the country. The menu, which was originally created and served for a prestigious James Beard House dinner, will be available for one night only featuring the best wines from Cakebread Cellars paired with five tremendous Ruth's Chris courses.
"We invite our guests to indulge themselves on June 16 with this special menu that Ruth herself would be proud to serve. Unwavering attention to details and serving the finest selections are qualities we share with the Cakebread family," said Cheryl Henry, Senior Vice President and Chief Branding Officer of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.
"Since we started making wine back in 1973, Cakebread Cellars has been known for our elegant, balanced wines and our hospitality. We are pleased to be partnering with Ruth's Chris Steak House for an evening celebrating good wine, great food and wonderful people," said Dennis Cakebread, Chairman of Cakebread Cellars. Dennis Cakebread will be attending the dinner in person at the Denver Ruth's Chris Steak House.
The featured "Cakebread Cellars" menu includes:
First Course: Wedge Salad with Roquefort Dressing paired with Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley
Second Course: BBQ Shrimp and Cheese Grit Cakes paired with Cakebread Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Third Course: French Onion Soup with a Gruyere Cheese Puff Pastry paired with Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
Fourth Course: Filet and Lobster Tail accompanied by Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey Butter and Potatoes Au Gratin paired with Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Dessert: Banana Cream Pie and Chocolate Truffle paired with Croft 10 Year Old Tawny Port
The Ruth's Chris "Cakebread Cellars" dinner pricing, times and dates vary by location with an average price of $120 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. For a complete list of participating restaurants, and to make reservations, visit: http://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/cakebread-dinner.
Two future national pairing dinners include:
- Grey Goose Cocktail Dinner - Thursday, August 18
- Stags' Leap Winery - Sunday, October 16
Guests attending the pairing dinners are invited to share their experiences at #ThisIsHowItsDone.
About Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 50 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with more than 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth's Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates. This is how it's done at Ruth's Chris Steak House.
About Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
One of the richer, weightier Cakebread chardonnays in recent years, the 2014 vintage is redolent of creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones.
About Cakebread Cellars Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir
2014 Two Creeks Pinot Noir displays fresh, fragrant aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry and rose petal with background hints of sandalwood and oak toast. Rich and vibrant on the palate, its succulent Bing cherry, wild berry and plum fruit leads to a long, flavorful finish featuring enticing cherry, spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, this elegantly structured, cool-climate pinot noir will benefit from up to five more years of bottle aging.
About Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot
Fragrant ripe black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, complemented by whiffs of black tea, oak and chocolate, introduce this bold, beautifully structured merlot. Rich and plump on the palate with lush cherry, plum and red currant flavors framed by firm, yet fine-grained tannins, it culminates in a long finish accented by zesty tea-leaf spice tones. Delicious now, this youthful merlot will benefit from another 5-7 years' aging.
About Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet
Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7‐10 years' bottle age.
About Croft 10 Year Old Tawny Porto
With an attractive, tawny color and amber rim, this wine shows full, complex aromas of mellow spices along with walnut, butterscotch and fine oak notes against a background of rich, jammy fruit. On the palate, the wine is silky and round, full of ripe fig flavors.
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