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Ruth's Chris Steak House and Marchesi Antinori Partner to Offer Antinori Wine Dinners in 38 Locations
Dinners Taking Place on October 20 Across the U.S.

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

On October 20, Ruth's Chris (www.ruthschris.com) is proud to celebrate 26 generations of best-in-class winemaking from Tuscany's Antinori family with a special Antinori wine dinner at 38 of its locations across the United States. At the dinners, guests will enjoy highly-coveted wines like Super-Tuscan Tignanello, along with iconic wines from the Antinori family estates paired with Ruth's Chris Steak House signature dishes.

Guests dining at the Ruth's Chris Manhattan location will be joined by special guest Marchese Piero Antinori, chairman and patriarch of the family company and one of the most influential individuals in the wine world.

"We are excited to partner with Antinori and to share the Antinori estate wines from Tuscany and Napa Valley with our loyal customers. With 38 locations participating, this is the largest wine dinner series in our restaurant's history," said Helen Mackey, Corporate Director of Beverage Strategy for Ruth's Hospitality Group. "Our four-course meal created by executive chef Rick Crossland embodies our signature style and is the perfect complement to these iconic wines."

The menu consists of the following:

1st Course: Pear, Gorgonzola & Arugula Salad
Paired with Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay

2nd Course: Roasted Tomato and Crab Soup served with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil from Antinori's Peppoli Estate
Paired with Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

3rd Course: Wild Mushroom Risotto
Paired with Guado al Tasso

4th Course: 6oz Filet and Cold Water South Atlantic Lobster Tail served with creamy polenta and broccolini gratin
Paired with Tignanello

Dessert
Autumn Pumpkin Cheesecake

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Pricing varies from $95 to $120 per person. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to reserve your space at any of their participating locations, please visit: http://www.ruthschris.com/RSVP/AntinoriWineDinner

About Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. is the largest upscale steak house company in the world, with over 130 restaurant locations around the globe. Founded in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth's Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth's Chris signature fashion ... "sizzling." Look for upcoming national wine dinners at ww.ruthschris.com.

About Ruth's Hospitality Group

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RUTH) is a leading restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruth's Chris Steak House, Mitchell's Fish Market, Mitchell's Steakhouse and Cameron's Steakhouse concepts. With more than 150 company- and franchisee-owned locations worldwide, Ruth's Hospitality Group was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

About Marchesi Antinori

The Antinori Family history is a narrative about devotion to winemaking that is woven through 625 years and 26 generations and stretches from the family's legendary vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria to their family estate, Antica Napa Valley, in California and their joint-ventures in Washington state with Col Solare and in California with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. The Antinori reputation has grown throughout the centuries by making innovative and sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for the land and for tradition. As Marchese Piero often says, "ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation."

SOURCE Ruth's Chris Steak House