Ruth’s Chris Steak House is proud to partner with Taylor Fladgate® and Fonseca® to host an exclusive five-course Port Dinner on October 18 at 51 participating Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants nationwide. Illustrating the versatility of Port, the dinner will feature a Port cocktail as well as pair the variety of styles, from white to Tawny to Vintage, with each of the five courses.
“We are excited to bring our guests an evening of exploring Port styles with Taylor Fladgate® and Fonseca®. They are benchmark producers with a true legacy of both tradition and innovation,” said Helen Mackey, Corporate Director of Beverage Strategy for Ruth’s Hospitality Group.
Mackey and Robert Bower, U.S. Export Manager and 8th generation of the Yeatman family to run the Taylor Fladgate® and Fonseca® port houses will co-host the Ruth’s Chris Steak House Port Dinner in Northbrook, Illinois. In addition, the pair will welcome guests to the dinner with an educational video which explains styles of Ports as well as Taylor Fladgate’s Vintage Ports which are blended from the family’s own quintas or estates, Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco. These three iconic and geographically distinct properties produce characteristically unique wines, and are the cornerstone of the company’s success and the main source of its inimitable house style.
“Helen Mackey and the Ruth’s Chris team have created superb Port and food pairings. The balance and array of delicious flavors created by their top chefs working with our premium Ports will be eye-opening to the guests,” said Robert Bower.
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The featured menu, with an average price of $110 per person, includes:
Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Crostini with Port Steeped Figs, Kalamata Olives, Blackberry-Balsamic Reduction
paired with “Port of Manhattan” BIN 27 Cocktail
Tawny Poached Pear & Arugula Salad with Minted Vinaigrette, Candied Walnuts and Feta Cheese
paired with Fonseca Siroco White Port
Butternut Squash Bisque with Maple Nutmeg Crème and Fresh Chives
paired with Fonseca BIN 27 Reserve (Ruby) Port
Filet Mignon & Sizzling Shellfish Trio with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
paired with Sequoia Grove Cabernet, Napa Valley
Artisanal Cheeses, Fresh Berries, Nuts and Jacques Torres BIN 27 Infused Chocolate
paired with Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny and Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vintage 2004
For a list of participating restaurants and to view a sample of the educational video, please visit http://www.ruthschris.com/Promotions/PortWine/.
For reservations and participating locations, please see the Ruth’s Chris website here.