Ruth’s Chris Steak House is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is celebrating its 50th anniversaryRuth’s Chris Steak House Celebrates 50 Years of Handcrafted Cocktails at 1965 Cocktail Dinner Party on August 20th

Five-Course Dinner Features 1965 Era Vintage Cocktails with a Modern Twist

ORLANDO, Fla. – 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:

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About Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 50 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with more than 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates. This is how it’s done at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

About Bulleit Bourbon
Bulleit® Bourbon, founded in 1987 by Tom Bulleit, is one of the fastest-growing bourbons in America. Inspired by a family tradition, Bulleit Bourbon uses a large amount of rye grain and Kentucky limestone filtered water, which results in a distinctive bold, spicy taste.

About Ketel One Oranje
Ketel One® Oranje is inspired by over 300 years of distilling expertise of the Nolet family. Made by infusing Ketel One Vodka with the essential oils of fresh oranges and mandarins, Ketel One® Oranje is zesty and fresh.

About Tanqueray
As said by Simon Difford, resident expert at the Spirits Authority, “Tanqueray® is one of the oldest and most respected brands of gin and seen by many as the gold standard to which all other gins should be compared.”

About Bulleit Bourbon 10 Years Old
Bulleit® Bourbon 10 Years Old is Tom Bulleit’s selected reserved. Aged 10 years in charred American white oak, this unique bourbon is a special expression of Bulleit that provides a rich, incredibly smooth sipping experience.

About BAILEYS Original Irish Cream
BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream, the #1 selling liquor in the world, is made with fresh Irish dairy cream, Irish whiskey, finest spirits, cocoa and vanilla for a uniquely Irish combination.