Sunday, January 30, 2011

Remy Martin Dinner

Friday night we went to Ruth Chris Steakhouse for a Remy Martin Cognac dinner. It was a Pre Fixe menu all created to compliment the different Remy Martin Cognacs.
To start the night we were served a French 75, Champagne, lemon juice, Remy Martin VSOP, orange juice. This is what I remember them saying was in it. It was a bit like a Mimosa but with a bigger "kick". It was very refreshing.
The first course was the Crabtini. Lump crab, red bell peppers, cilantro on a spear of romaine lettuce. It is normally served with a remoulade sauce but tonight it was served "dry" no dressing so as not to compete with the Remy Martin served with it. It was good, the crab and all the ingredients very fresh but it did need something, some sort of dressing. They could have made some sort of vinaigrette using the cognac I would think.

2nd course was the Lobster Bisque. That was outstanding. The chef says it takes 3 days to make the bisque. This was paired with the Remy Martin VSOP (very special old pale)
I'm not usually a big lobster bisque fan but this was really delicious as was the cognac

The main course was Filet of beef with Au Poivre sauce. This was paired with my favorite Remy Martin XO. We were never asked how we liked our steaks cooked. Luckily for us it was cooked to a nice rare. The Au Poivre sauce ( peppercorn sauce) was delicous. It is made with green peppercorns and had a very peppery bite to it. Again I'm not a fan of black pepper so I've never tried this sauce but I really liked it and it did go very well with the Remy XO. Unfortuneatly the steak was all we got, no vegetables or side dish. It seemed we needed a bit more than just steak and of course the bread they served.

Desert was Haagen Dazs Raspberry Sorbet..really Haagen Dazs. It was good, I'll have to go buy some. This was a pallet cleanser to clear the pallet for the star of the show.

TA DA... Remy Martin Louis XIII the star of the show. Apparently the bottle is Baccarat Chrystal and has a 24 carat gold collar around the neck of the bottle.

The Louis XIII is very smooth and delicious but to tell the truth I really like the XO much better. Which is good for our pocket book since when I checked, LouisXIII goes, depending on the grade from $400.00 to almost 100,000.00. I've never seen a $400.00 bottle, only ones upward of $1000.
The dinner was good my only complaint was, it would have been nice to have a larger pour of each type of cognac.. at least a one ounce pour.. not a quarter of an ounce.. you barely got a taste.

It was fun and informative and I would do it again

Ruth Chris Steak House
501 Pavillions Lane
Pavillions Shopping Plaza
Sacramento CA 95825
916 286-2706


Anonymous said...

The dinner sounded good, I could almost taste this!!! And your pictures were outstanding.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the write-up!! I got a lot of feedbck from the dinner, both positive and negative, and am going to look to improve with each and every event we do this year. You should come to our next event, Feb. 28th, 2011 @ 6:30. Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner. Four courses, five wines, hosted be a direct Representative of Joseph Phelps Winery. I look forward to reading more blogs, your website is great!

Jeremy M Reed
Manager, CS, CSW
Ruth's Chris Steak House

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