You’ve had the delicious sizzling steaks and the Crispy Lobster Tail appetizer (if not, lock in your reservation here ASAP!), and now for one night only you can get Ruth’s TasteMaker Dinners Italian menu!
Houston, Texas – October 19, 2017 – Beginning at 6:30 p.m. – $110 per person
One night, five courses with Marchesi Antinori wine pairings! You don’t want to miss this!!
To give a quick background, Ruth’s Chris began the Ruth’s TasteMaker Dinners earlier this year to feature exclusive menus paired with some of the most respected and admired wine and spirit makers in the world. This sixth and final 2017 showcase features the Antinori family’s highly praised Tuscan wines, which have been in production for centuries, ever since 1385 – not a typo.
Now for the food journey…
Course One starts off the palate with Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio. And if anyone knows their carpaccio, it’s Ruth’s Chris. 50 years of upscale steak experience in every tenderloin bite. We’re drooling already. Topped with fresh strawberries, sherry marinated beets, and roasted pine nuts for a full flavor combination bringing freshness and tender meat perfectly together. Also paired with the Antinori Scalabrone blend of Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, you’re off to a great start.
Course Two gets it going with a Burrata Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Salad because seriously, Burrata is arguably the best cheese that exists. Topped with a fresh Basil Gremolata, an Italian Herb Vinaigrette, and paired with the crisp and citrusy Antinori Vermentino as the perfect lead into the main courses.
By this time, we already know what you’re going to be thinking. The food is great, the drinks are perfect, you’re so glad you made this reservation, and you’re so excited for the next dish. We know, we know. Wait no longer..
The Third Course is a Pan-Seared Halibut and Patatas Bravas with Sopressata, dried cherries and basil oil. Super flaky, but also meaty, perfectly cooked Halibut with Spanish style delicious potatoes to accompany. Paired is the Antinori Il Bruciato, which is a deeper blend of Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah leaving a robust aroma of red berry fruits and sweet spices. Seriously, yes!
Course Four, yes still more, is probably what you’ve been waiting for. The drum roll. The main attraction. Porcini Rubbed Filet topped with Fried Veal Ravioli. You read that right, Filet and Veal and Ravioli… With Asparagus Gratin and Bagna Cauda – which is made with garlic, anchovies, olive oil, and butter, served similarly to fondue. And if that wasn’t enough to make this meal spectacular, this dish also comes with perfectly pillowy roasted mushroom Risotto. This game changer meal is paired with the Antinori Bolgheri Superiore, a highly rated blend to round out this meal.
If you have room, and we know you’ll make room because no one leaves deliciousness on the table, Course Five is dessert!! To end this Italian flavor ride is a Banana and Honey Panna Cotta with brûlée bananas and praline crunch. Paired with the Antinori Muffato della Sala white blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Grechetto, Semillon, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling, which sounds super confusing, but really its light, delicate, and the perfect amount of sweetness to pair with dessert!
As you take your last bite, you might actually forget that you’re still in Houston, Texas and will think you’re cliffside in Livorno, Italy overlooking the breathtaking Ligurian Sea. But, fear not, because while you’ll still be in tank-top Houston “Fall” weather, your taste buds will thank you for weeks.
Just remember, ONE NIGHT ONLY. October, 19, 2017. See you there!
Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!