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Ruth's Chris partners with Penfolds for wine launch in March

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On March 13, Ruth's Chris Steak House, in partnership with Penfolds, will host a five-course pairing dinner featuring the highly anticipated global launch of Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon.

"On March 13th, Ruth's Chris Steak House is delighted to partner with Penfolds to celebrate the inaugural release of a brand new Bin – Penfolds Bin 9. In addition, Penfolds hosts will be unveiling the stories behind each of the Bin numbers on four additional allocated Bins, all perfectly paired in a five course dinner. This will be an unforgettable evening of food, wine and story-telling," said Helen Mackey, Vice President of Menu Strategy and Innovation for Ruth's Chris Steak House.

"This year, we are thrilled to partner with Ruth's Chris Steak House to showcase these wines immediately after release and to have Ruth's Chris guests be among the first in the United States to try a new wine from the Penfolds family; our 2012 Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon," said Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker.

In addition to enjoying a newly released world-class wine, one fortunate dinner guest from each participating restaurant will have the opportunity to receive the ultimate Penfolds guide with the 7th edition, The Rewards of Patience, written by veteran wine auctioneer Andrew Caillard, MW. This is the first edition to debut panel tastings across the globe from Beijing, Berlin, New York and at the Penfolds spiritual home – Magill Estate Winery, South Australia.

The featured menu includes:

First Course:Coconut-Lemongrass Red Curry Shrimp paired with Bin 51 Riesling, Eden Valley.

Second Course: Butternut Squash Bisque with Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sage Creme, Roasted Pepitas paired with Bin 311 Chardonnay, Tumbarumba.

Third Course: Slow Braised Lamb & Eggplant Roulade with Red Wine Reduction and Root Vegetables paired with Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia.

Fourth Course: 6 oz. Filet with Bacon-Shallot-Coffee Jam Served Sizzling paired with Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia. Accompaniments include: Smokehouse Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans with Roasted Garlic.

Fifth Course: Bleu Cheese Souffle with Bittersweet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel paired with Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra.

Wine dinner pricing varies by market with an average price of $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. For a complete list of participating restaurants, and to make reservations, visit: www.ruthschris.com/promotions/penfoldswinedinner.

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