Last night, we went to a Caymus Wine Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Princeton. We had an awesome time. First of all, Ruth’s Chris is our favorite steak house. It’s a top notch steak house with locations all over the world. We’ve been to other locations including New York, Hawaii, Virginia Beach and Washington DC, to name a few. Some stand out more than others, but they are all excellent.
Last night was no exception. All of the wine dinner attendees were seated in their own room. Our main server for the evening was Jackie. We had never met her, but by the end of the evening, we were shooting the breeze, laughing and having a great time. As always, we have an experience to remember. More on Jackie later.
There were 5 courses, each accompanied by its own unique wine. With the 4th course, we were served 2 wines, so there were 6 different wines all together. We must say that every one of the wines was delicious. The selections included, a Conundrum, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, two Cabernet Sauvignons and a Port during dessert, Our favorites were the Conundrum, and the Caymus Special Selection Cabernet. The Port was delicious, as well, and reminded us of our trip to Portugal last month, being that this one was actually from Portugal. The representative from Caymus let us know that Portuguese wines will be really “exploding” soon. They are going to really be “big” here in the United States. We’ll see. All of the Caymus wines we had were definitely top shelf and impressive. We will definitely be making a purchase very soon.
Now, let’s talk about the food. Course #1 was a shrimp appetizer in New Orleans style sauce. Oh wow was that good. Luckily we had some toasted garlic toast to snatch every drop of that sauce. Course #2 was a mixed green salad with a creamy lemon basil vinaigrette. Course #3 was pasta stuffed with veal osso bucco and fresh mozzarella. We usually don’t order pasta but we really enjoyed this…a bit too much. Course #4 was filet mignon au poivre perfectly prepared by the gods of mignon. Last, but not least, was a flourless chocolate sin cake. This was true decadence in every sense of the word. Yes, we ate the whole thing!
Every wine and every dinner course was perfectly paired and prepared. The taste of each was unbelievable. This is typical for Ruth’s Chris. Mind you, Ruth’s Chris is expensive, but it is definitely worth it. We make a point of eating at a Ruth’s Chris several times a year.
Jackie, our server for the evening, was bright and full of life. Ren and I had a great time chatting with her, and even found out that she is a best friend of one of our other favorite servers from the past. See, good people hang with good people. Her service was excellent and she had a great disposition. We will definitely request her in the future. Mike, one of the managers, even came by to chat with us for a bit. He recognized us from our past visit to Ruth’s Chris. How is that for personal service!
We can’t wait for another wine dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Who knows, as we progress, TwoSquirts may even be asked to sponsor a wine event. Be sure to put out a good word for us.
On a scale of 1-5, this experience definitely rates 5 Squirts.
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