by Jennifer Thomas
Continuing its 50th Anniversary dinner series, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a vintage inspired “1965 Cocktail Dinner Party” on August 20 at 99 locations across the nation. Founded in 1965 in New Orleans, the birthplace of the American Cocktail, Ruth’s Chris pays tribute to its heritage and celebrates 50 years of Sizzling Steaks and Handcrafted Cocktails at this unique pairing dinner. Guests will enjoy a delicious chef-created, five-course menu paired with our handcrafted vintage cocktails prepared with a modern twist and premium fresh ingredients.
“This year’s highly anticipated national cocktail dinner will pay tribute to the last fifty years of our heartfelt hospitality and commitment to quality. These are traditions that Ruth instilled when she first opened the doors in 1965. Handcrafted vintage cocktails, paired expertly with our chef’s five-course menu, mixed with a generous serving of our hospitality, make for an unforgettable night. Cheers to 50 years!” said Mike O’Donnell, Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.
The featured “1965 Cocktail Dinner Party” menu includes:
First Course – Fresh Kabocha Squash & Garbanzo Bean Salad paired with The Gold Standard featuring Prosecco, Bulleit Bourbon, Cointreau and House Made Cardamom Syrup
Second Course – Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops with Soy-Orange Glaze, Red Lentils and Shaved Fennel paired with Strawberry Basil Gimlet featuring Ketel One Oranje Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Strawberry and Fresh Basil
Third Course – Grilled Ginger Shrimp with Maple Glazed Bacon and Pickled Sweet and Hot Peppers paired with Royal Street Gin & Tonic featuring Tanqueray, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Fresh Rosemary and a Splash of Tonic
Fourth Course – Filet Mignon, Served Sizzling with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sherry and Port Onion Reduction paired with Port of Manhattan featuring Bulleit 10 Year, Fonseca Bin 27 Reserve Ruby Port and Fresh Blackberries Accompaniments include: Garlic Sautéed Broccolini and Ruth’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fifth Course – Chocolate Espresso Torte – Mocha Ganache with Dark Chocolate Graham Cracker Bark paired with Spiked, Spiced & Iced Coffee featuring Baileys Original Irish Cream, Bulleit Bourbon and Chilled Coffee
“1965 Cocktail Party” pricing, times and dates vary by market with an average price of $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. For a complete list of participating restaurants, and to make reservations, visit their website.