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  • Chicago, IL
  • Ruth's Hospitality Group
  • 8/6/14

Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., from Grammy-winning rock band Train, Pairs a night of sizzling steaks and rock-n-roll on Sunday, August 24

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Train guitarist Jimmy Stafford will spend the evening at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in downtown Chicago sharing a mouth-watering meal paired with award-winning wines from the band’s wine label, Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. guests will be welcomed “backstage” with a glass of the not-yet-released Bulletproof Picasso – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. Ruth’s Chris guests will be the first to preview this artful wine with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, named after Train’s upcoming album out on September 16 of this year.

“Each delicious course was carefully crafted with Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.’s wine portfolio in mind – from the soon-to-be-released Sauvignon Blanc – Bulletproof Picasso, to the Pinot Noir – Soul Sister, paired with our rockin’ blackened lamb chop, drizzled with blackberry demi glace,” said Bryon Cruz, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Chicago General Manager. “Our signature sizzling filet mignon is paired perfectly with the California 37 Cabernet Sauvignon – two bold flavors coming together in true harmony.”

This five-course meal, created by the Ruth’s Chris Chicago restaurant, highlights the flavors of each wine in the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. portfolio with the underlying goal of sharing an outstanding meal with old and new friends.

Ruth Fertel, Meet Virginia
Passed hors d’oeuvres
Paired with Bulletproof Picasso Sauvignon Blanc

When I Look to the Sky, I See Tuna and Picasso
Ahi Tuna Stack
Layered with Fresh Mango, Avocado, and Tomato
Served with Sesame Wonton Crisps
Paired with Bulletproof Picasso Sauvignon Blanc

Calling All Angels of the Sea
Seared Jumbo Scallops
Served on a Bed of Fresh Spinach, Topped with Romano Cheese
Paired with Calling all Angels Chardonnay

Hey, Soul Sister, I Don’t Want to Miss a Single Course Tonight
Blackened Lamb Chop
Drizzled with Blackberry Demi Glace
Served with Ruth’s Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Paired with Soul Sister Pinot Noir

Marry Me, Sizzling Filet, Today and Everyday
Filet Mignon
The Most Tender Cut of Corn Fed Midwestern Beef
Served with Roasted Wild Mushrooms
Paired with CA 37 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Finish Line with Sinful Chocolate Drops of Jupiter
Ghirardelli Chocolate Sin Cake
Garnished with Fresh Berries and Sweet Cream
Paired with CA 37 Cabernet Sauvignon

“Our wines are inspired by the many great friends and memories we’ve made as we’ve traveled across the country on tour,” said Jimmy Stafford, Train guitarist. “Ruth’s Chris has always been a favorite of ours and it seemed like the perfect place to discover our wines paired with amazing food. We are excited to create a lasting memory around the dinner table.”

Train and Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. proudly supports Family House, a San Francisco charity caring for the families of seriously ill children. For more information, please visit

Ruth’s Chris is located in downtown Chicago at 431 N Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Reservations for this dinner are required and can be made by calling, (312) 321-2725. For more information, please visit:


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 by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion ... “sizzling.”

About Train

The multi-platinum band Train has sold more than ten million albums worldwide, thirty million tracks worldwide, and has numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle including 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations. Their highly-anticipated new album, Bulletproof Picasso, will be released by Columbia Records on September 16th. The debut single, “Angel in Blue Jeans,” soared to the Top 15 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio charts in its first month, joining the band’s successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career. The band first made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels,” earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey, Soul Sister” from the album Save Me, San Francisco. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. Their last album, “California 37,” held the global hits “Drive By,” and “50 Ways to Survive”. In 2011, Train and The Wine Group launched the award winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, proceeds of which benefit Train’s beloved San Francisco charity, Family House. The award-winning portfolio includes “Drops of Jupiter” Red Blend, “Soul Sister” Pinot Noir, “California 37” Cabernet Sauvignon, “Hella Fine” Merlot, “Calling All Angels” Chardonnay, and soon to be released, “Bulletproof Picasso” Sauvignon Blanc, their latest album’s namesake. The band’s Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate (with Ghirardelli), also benefits the charity. Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. For more information on Train, visit

Erica Normand
Deveney Communication
(504) 949-3999, ext. 205

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