Ruth’s Chris Steak House Partners with Penfolds for Exclusive U.S. Release of Penfolds Grange Shiraz


March 21, 2012

Wine Dinners to be Held at 59 Ruth’s Chris Steak House Locations Across the U.S.

Orlando, FL - Ruth’s Chris (http://www.ruthschris.com) will partner with Penfolds for the exclusive Global Release of the 2007 Penfolds Grange Shiraz. Guests will have the opportunity to be among the first in the nation to enjoy the wine by participating in a five-course wine dinner being served at 59 locations across the United States on May 1.

“This exclusive national vintage release dinner celebrates the unyielding passion for food and wine shared by Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Penfolds Chief Wine Maker Peter Gago – put these two together and you have one unforgettable evening on May 1” said Helen Mackey, Corporate Director of Beverage Strategy for Ruth’s Hospitality Group. View a full interview with Peter Gago and Helen Mackey by visiting Ruth’s Chris website at http://www.ruthschris.com/media/penfolds

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In support of the Penfolds Dinners, Penfolds Ambassadors will host dinners at Ruth’s Chris Restaurants nationally. Wine dinner pricing varies by market with an average price of $165 per person. The featured menu follows:

FIRST COURSE

Chilled Shellfish Salad – Tiger shrimp and colossal lump crab meat over crisp spring greens tossed with English cucumber, red bell pepper and white balsamic vinaigrette.
Paired with Penfolds “Thomas Hyland” Riesling

SECOND COURSE

Spring Leek & Asparagus Soup – smooth and velvety, garnished with nutmeg spiked crème fraiche and a drizzle of basil infused extra virgin olive oil.
Paired with Penfolds “Bin 311” Chardonnay

THIRD COURSE

Duck Confit Napoleon – Ragout of duck confit and savory cremini mushrooms between layers of crisp polenta cakes with a black cherry demi glace.
Paired with Penfolds “St Henri” Shiraz

FOURTH COURSE

Filet and Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail – served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
Paired with the Global Release of 2007 Penfolds “Grange” Shiraz

FIFTH COURSE

Chocolate ganache covered strawberry cheesecake
Paired with Penfolds “Club” Tawny Port

For a list of participating restaurants, visit: http://www.ruthschris.com/RSVP/PenfoldsGrangeWineDinner.

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.”  Look for upcoming national wine dinners at http://www.ruthschris.com/nationalevents.
 
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 Steakhouse 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 Penfolds

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

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