Happy Hour might be our favorite time of day. All the good things that make us smile are available during a proper Happy Hour: fine cocktails, beer or wine, a good selection of affordable bites and fun people to share the experience with. This is what we found during the Thursday edition of Ruth’s Chris Happy Hour which runs until 7pm weekdays, but especially fun on Thursday. Continue reading →
Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.
A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat. Continue reading →
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Stags Leap Winery joined forces Sunday night, treating guests to a five-course pairing dinner. The event was one of over a hundred hosted at Ruth’s Chris all over the country simultaneously. The featured wine was Stags’ Leap newest addition, the Stags’ Leap Investor Red Blend. Continue reading →
Domaine Bertagna Haute Côtes de Nuits, “Les Dames Hugettes”, Burgundy, France is a long name that basically says that this is a red wine made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes that come from the hills of Burgundy. It’s suggested retail price is $30.99 but you can get it at Spec’s for $23.00. That price it is a comparative bargain for what is a good benchmark of appellation Burgundy.
The wine is a classic red Burgundy. Earthy, mineral notes with raspberry fruit and grippy tannins all bound into a harmonious whole. Can be drunk now or kept up to five years. It goes best with pink meats such as duck and pork. We had it at Ruth’s Chris French Wine Dinner in Dallas served with chef Thomas Holt’s Duck Confit and White Bean Cassoulet (with garlic crostini). Superb. Continue reading →
Recently I was an invited guest at a Ruth’s Chris cocktail dinner. I get to go to a lot of these type dinners, mostly wine pairings with some decent food pairings. Going to a craft cocktail pairings with different foods seemed like fun since even I “the number one rated wine czar” gets tired of the grape juice . I also have been asking all the great bartenders who come on the Crave Radio show what food would you match these often fabulous cocktails they create. The answers are often all over the map but they seem to make sense. Continue reading →
On August 22, 80 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will celebrate their New Orleans heritage with a five-course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner featuring the exquisite brands by William Grant and Sons and Remy Cointreau. JP de Loera, one of Crave’s favorite Brand Ambassadors will be at the dinner.
In Fort Worth, the special event will be hosted by William Grant & Sons Brand Ambassador JP De Loera. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $80 (excluding tax and gratuity). Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located at 813 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102. For more information, visit the website or call 817.348.0080.