This past week, my husband and I had the opportunity to dine at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Orlando, Florida for a wine and cocktail pairing dinner.
The focus of the meal was in honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, and the celebrations that it brings. The Big Reds & Bourbon cocktail pairing dinner featured Bulleit Bourbon and premium red wines from Sterling Vineyards and BV BeauRouge.
The five-course menu was celebrated nationwide at 74 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations. The dinner also marked the U.S. launch of Bulleit Bourbon’s new 10 Year Old, Small Batch Bourbon and feature courses developed in conjunction with Joey Altman, cookbook author and celebrity TV show host.
Here’s what was included in our five-course pairing dinner:
Big Reds & Bourbons menu
–First Course: Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc, Couscous festival, roasted red pepper coulis.
Paired with Bulleit Mint Julep
–Second Course: Roasted Pear, Spiced Pecans & Bleu Cheese Salad, Mixed spring greens, balsamic vinaigrette.
Paired with Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir, Carneros
-Third Course: Pan Roasted Fresh Salmon, Horseradish whole-grain mustard sauce, bacon-onion jam.
Paired with Bulleit Rye
-Fourth Course: Southern Barbeque Mixed Grill, Filet Mignon with Bacon Barbeque Butter, NOLA Barbeque Shrimp, Peach Glazed & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Southwestern Mac n’ Cheese.
Paired with BV BeauRouge Red Blend, Napa Valley
-Fifth Course: S’Mores Cheesecake, Toasted marshmallow, chocolate graham cracker crisps.
Paired with Bulleit 10 Year Old, Small Batch Bourbon
Head over to Crave Local for the full write-up on our dinner pairing.