ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 1, Ruth's Chris Steak House, will host a five-course, price fixe dinner at 106 participating restaurants nationwide featuring food-friendly wines from Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars. Paired with Ruth's signature dishes, featured wines include Twomey Cellars' Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as well as current releases of Silver Oak 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the recently released 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Now in its 42nd year, Silver Oak remains family owned and operated by Co-Founder Ray Duncan's sons David (President and CEO) and Tim Duncan (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). In 1999, the Duncan family established Twomey Cellars to pursue Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc varietals. Both Managing Partners David and Tim Duncan will host dinners on May 1 at the Ruth's Chris Steak House locations in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, CA respectively.
"Our family is excited to partner with Ruth's Chris to create an opportunity to learn more about our wines, as well as the history and culture of Silver Oak and Twomey," said David Duncan, President and CEO of Silver Oak Cellars and Managing Partner of Twomey Cellars.
"Ruth's Chris Steak House is delighted to partner with world-class wineries Silver Oak Wine Cellars and sister winery Twomey Cellars," said Helen Mackey, Vice President of Menu Strategy and Innovation for Ruth's Chris Steak House. "This dinner will transport our guests in 106 cities across the U.S. to Napa and Alexander Valleys for the evening through a shared passion for high quality winemaking paired perfectly with five carefully crafted California-inspired dishes."
Guests are invited to share their experiences at the nationwide Silver Oak and Twomey pairing dinner by referencing the hashtag: #RCSHSilverOak. The featured menu includes:
- First Course: Red & Golden Beet Frisee Salad with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Pecans, and Aged Sherry Vinaigrette paired with Twomey Sauvignon Blanc.
- Second Course: Seared Atlantic Sea Scallops with Truffled Navy Bean Puree paired with Twomey Pinot Noir.
- Third Course: Osso Buco Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms and Aged Parmesan Cheese paired with Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley.
- Fourth Course: Filet Mignon with Tarragon Herb Butter Served Sizzling paired with Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Accompaniments include: Herbed Spaetzle Pasta and Bleu Cheese Crusted Broiled Tomato.
- Fifth Course: Grand Marnier Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise and Raspberry Drizzle paired with Grand Marnier.
Wine dinner pricing varies by market with an average price of $110 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/silveroakwinedinner.
About Ruth's Chris Steak House Ruth's Chris Steak House is the largest upscale steak house company in the world, with nearly 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Founded in New Orleans, Louisiana USA by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth's Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth's Chris signature fashion ... "sizzling." For more information, please visit, www.ruthschris.com.
About Silver Oak Cellars Silver Oak Cellars was co-founded in 1972 by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer and dedicated exclusively to producing Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged to be drinkable upon release. The winery makes two wines at two separate facilities: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at its winery in Oakville, CA and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at the winery in Geyserville, CA. This year, Food & Wine Magazine named Silver Oak the most popular wine from a poll of America's top steakhouses. For more information, visit www.silveroak.com.
About Twomey Cellars In 1999, the Duncan Family established Twomey Cellars to pursue varietals outside of Cabernet Sauvignon. Twomey produces Pinot Noir, Merlot and an estate Sauvignon Blanc at its wineries in Healdsburg and Calistoga, CA. David and Tim serve as Managing Partners and Daniel Baron serves as Director of Winemaking. For more information, visit www.twomey.com.