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  • Orlando, FL
  • Ruth's Hospitality Group
  • 2/18/15

Five-Course Pairing Dinner is First in a Series of Golden Anniversary Dinners

Ruth’'s Chris Steak House will launch the first in a series of Golden Anniversary pairing dinners with the “Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner” on March 19 at 99 participating locations across the U.S. The perfectly paired, five-course dinner will be hosted by champagne experts at each location to interact with guests and provide them with the history behind the featured selections and their pairings.

“At Ruth’s Chris Steak House, we raise a glass to our 50th anniversary with Veuve Clicquot – a world class champagne that shares our unwavering commitment to quality and incredible history of female entrepreneurship. The evening will be a discovery of champagne’s versatility through styles that range from vintage to rosé paired with a delightfully crafted menu,” said Michael O’Donnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

The featured menu includes:

  • Cocktail Reception: Salmon Tartar on Crisp Cucumber paired with Grand Marnier Smash.
  • First Course: Chilled Jumbo Shrimp with Honeycrisp Apple, Haricot Vert and Dijon Vinaigrette paired with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
  • Second Course: Lobster Bisque en Croute paired with Veuve Clicquot Rosé.
  • Entrée: Filet Mignon with Black Truffle and Foie Gras Butter; served sizzling paired with Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004. Accompaniments include: Pan Roasted Cremini Mushrooms and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
  • Dessert: Pear and Almond Tart with Chamomile Tea Whipped Cream paired with Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec.

Champagne dinner pricing varies by market with an average price of $120 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. For a complete list of participating restaurants, and to make reservations, visit:

Guests attending the “Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner” are invited to share their experiences at #celebrateclicquot.


About Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel nearly 50 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how what started as a neighborhood eatery has now become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with over 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates. This is how it’s done at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. For more information, please visit

About Grand Marnier and the Smash

Created in 1880, Grand Marnier, is an award-winning special blend of fine cognac and orange essence from the Caribbean. Still family owned and based out of France, its unique blend makes it the perfect spirit to enjoy neat or on the rocks, but also offers special versatility in its ability to enhance the desired flavor profiles of cocktails. The Smash, first documented in Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tenders Guide from 1862, is a classic brown spirit cocktail that is a cross between a Whiskey Sour and a Mint Julip. The use of Grand Marnier with the muddled lemons in the recipe elevates the Smash by creating a perfectly balanced cocktail and offers an unexpected French twist on the classic. For more information, please visit

About Veuve Clicquot

Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot’s motto “only one quality, the finest.” Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to “Be Clicquot”: modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. For more information, please visit or

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