On April 28, Ruth's Chris Steak House continues its national pairing dinner series with the "Spring Cocktail Dinner." Celebrating the abundance of fresh ingredients, the dinner features five handcrafted cocktails paired with five menu selections.

"The craftsmanship and fresh ingredients used in making our handcrafted cocktails are something we are proud to serve along with our signature sizzling steaks. From citrus to sweet to savory, the variety of flavors of this specially created menu will delight the palate. We invite guests to join us for a fun-filled evening that not only celebrates the freshness of spring, but also the New Orleans cocktail heritage of our founder Ruth Fertel," says Cheryl Henry, senior vice president and chief branding officer of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

The featured "Spring Cocktail Dinner" menu includes: 

First Course: Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Crispy Spinach paired with the Summer Star featuring Ketel One Oranje Vodka, Cointreau, Fresh Grapefruit and Lemon Juices, and Prosecco.

Second Course: Carrot Ginger Soup with Toasted Coconut, Fresh Cilantro and Sour Cream paired with the Coconut Ginger Lemon Drop featuring Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Ciroc Coconut Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Ginger-Infused Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Candied Ginger. 

Third Course: Tequila Cured Salmon with Avocado Panna Cotta and Fennel Hibiscus Salad with Cilantro Oil paired with the Crescent City Cooler featuring Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Hibiscus Tea, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Grenadine, and Fresh Lime Juice.

Entrée Course: Filet Mignon Served Sizzling with Bourbon Glaze and Fried Onion Rings with Homemade Ketchup and Broiled Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce paired with the Scottish Tea Time featuring Johnnie Walker Black, Homemade Earl Grey Syrup, and Fresh Lemon Juice. 

Dessert Course: Strawberry Crepes with Lemon Cream Filling and Fresh Whipped Cream paired with the Gin Bramble featuring Tanqueray Ten Gin, Blackberries, Chambord, and Fresh Lemon Juice.

The Ruth's Chris "Spring Cocktail Dinner" pricing, times, and dates vary by location with an average price of $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event.

Additional national pairing dinners in 2016 include:

  • Cakebread Cellars—Thursday, June 16
  • Grey Goose Cocktail Dinner—Thursday, August 18
  • Stags' Leap Winery —Sunday, October 16
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