Ruth’s Chris Steak House Partners with Wine Enthusiast Magazine to Celebrate the Taste of Napa

February 26, 2013

87 Ruth’s Chris Steak House Locations across the U.S. to host the Taste of Napa Wine Dinner March 14

Orlando, FL (Feb 26, 2013)—On March 14, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a Napa Valley-style evening across the country with its “Taste of Napa” five-course pairing dinner. Guests will be transported to the Napa Valley as they enjoy Ruth’s Chris dishes perfectly paired with benchmark Napa Valley wines from Beringer Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, Etude and St. Clement Vineyards. The dinner is the first in a series of five national pairing dinners that will take place in 2013.

“We are delighted to partner with Wine Enthusiast Magazine to bring a tasting exploration of the unique terroir of Napa Valley alongside California-inspired dishes developed in partnership with these wineries and our executive chef.  We will bring Napa Valley to 87 cities on March 14,” said Helen Mackey, Director of Beverage Strategy for Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ruth’s Chris Steak House to create this wonderful wine experience,” said Editor & Publisher Adam Strum. “Napa is one of the most iconic wine destinations on earth and we feel these incredible wines will transport our dinner guests there with the Taste of Napa Dinner.”

The featured menu includes:


First Course: Roasted Asparagus & Herbed Goat Cheese Arugula, mustard vinaigrette, kalamata olives
Paired with Beringer Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course:  Snow Crab Bisque Spiked with brandy & chardonnay, garlic croutons
Paired with St. Clement Napa Valley Chardonnay

Third Course: Warm Cremini Mushroom Tart Balsamic beurre blanc, spring vegetable chutney
Paired with Etude Carneros Pinot Noir

Fourth Course: Filet Mignon with Cabernet Onions served sizzling with butter and parsley
Paired with Stags’ Leap Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Accompaniments: Creamed spinach with bleu cheese gratinée & Pecan crusted sweet potato casserole

Dessert: Cheesecake Brûlée Chewy gooey chocolate-walnut cookie, rhubarb compote, strawberry sauce Paired with Beringer Nightingale Semillon Sauvignon-Blanc

Wine dinner pricing varies by market with an average price of $95 per person. For a complete list of participating restaurants, and to make reservations, visit

Each dinner guest will receive a complimentary three-month subscription to Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

About Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the largest upscale steak house company in the world, with over 130 restaurant locations around the globe. Founded in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion ... “sizzling.”

About Ruth’s Hospitality Group
Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a leading restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mitchell’s Steakhouse and Cameron’s Steak house concepts. With more than 150 company- and franchisee-owned locations worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

About Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast Magazine educates and entertains readers about wine and the wine lifestyle in an accessible and user-friendly way. Published 12 times per year, along with the Italian Bookazine and the California Bookazine, the magazine’s readership is more than 800,000. The magazine and its Buying Guide with more than 130,000 ratings and reviews are available online. The magazine hosts signature Wine Enthusiast events for both consumer and trade.

About Beringer Vineyards
The epitome of a modern classic, Beringer has been Napa Valley’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876.  Winemaker Laurie Hook crafts classic wines from Napa’s finest appellations and Beringer’s exceptional collection of vineyards.  A winemaking legacy of 136 years is reflected in an acclaimed portfolio of wines which are collected worldwide.  The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley.

About Etude
In 1982, Etude was established with a singular passion to master the craft of winegrowing. Today, this founding philosophy remains steadfast with Winemaker Jon Priest and Etude is renowned for its 30 year legacy of producing high quality Pinot Noirs, as well as its collectible Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.  Based in Carneros, the state-of-the-art Napa County Certified Green Winery is a picturesque setting for Etude’s high quality wines.

About Stags’ Leap Winery
Established in 1893, Stags’ Leap Winery is one of California’s earliest wine estates, and the namesake for its acclaimed appellation.  Located in an intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, the historic Manor House has been home to three major family groups whose long history parallels the lasting winemaking heritage. Winemaker Christophe Paubert practices simple and traditional winemaking techniques, resulting in handcrafted wines that are expressive of the estate’s distinctive terroir, showing elegance and finesse.

About St. Clement
Built in 1878, St. Clement Vineyards has a long and vibrant history of producing boutique lots of high quality wines.  Located in St. Helena, St. Clement has nurtured long-term relationships with Napa Valley’s top independent winegrowers, which provide the diverse foundation for St. Clement’s wines.  St. Clement embraces the best of both traditional and progressive winemaking techniques, resulting in a collection of modern wines with exceptional depth and quality.

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