In celebration of the restaurant chain’s New Orleans heritage, 80 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will host a five-course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner on Aug. 22. Pricing for the event varies by market, with an average price of $85 per person.
According to Helen Mackey, senior director of menu strategy for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the dinner pairing vintage, hand-crafted cocktails “and share the stories and legends behind the drinks that we have perfectly paired with five courses.” So what’s on the menu?
The first course will be an Ahi Tuna Stack paired with a drink called the French Quarter 75. Next is a Summer Melon Salad paired with a Ruby Red Grapefruit & Basil Martini. The third course is seared scallops Rockefeller paired with a Blackberry Sidecar.
The fourth course features a Sizzling Filet Mignon & Crab Cake paired with an Apricot Sour. The dinner finishes with Coconut-Pineapple Bread Pudding paired with Mount Gay Iced Coffee.
There is an educational component to the dinner: Guests will be greeted with a virtual welcome by mixologists and noted spirits brand ambassadors Charlotte Voisey (William Grant) and Kyle Ford (Remy Cointreau USA). The two have created a video including tips on what makes a great cocktail pairing, as well as some history behind the featured cocktails, which will be shared with guests at the dinner.