Ruth’s Chris in Wilmington

16 08 2008

 

In response to Hazel’s comment, I will give you all the low down on Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse experience.

We drove up to the front of the Sheraton Hotel where Ruth’s Chris is located and were met by valet parking. Ed came around to my side of the car and opened the door for me seeing as the valet seemed to be focused on getting the keys from Ed and parking the Sequoiya. That was OK, it was still a nice start to the evening.

Ed made the reservations earlier in the day. He was told that the dress was “business to formal”. He looked very handsome in his suit jacket and I got decked out in a skirt and heels.

Upon walking into the restaurant, we were greeted by two neatly dressed young ladies who asked for our name. When they looked at the reservation list they immediately wished us a happy anniversary and offered us the choice of a table inside or a table on the small patio outside. Since the weather was so perfect last night, we opted for outside. It was a little weird because it was just a tiny platform that held maybe 10 tables. The good thing was that we got to see a beautiful sunset over the Cape Fear River.

Ok, I know you really want to know about the food. We both ordered the petite steak and shrimp. The side dishes are served family style which means that we had to agree on what to get. Ed wanted mashed potatoes, I wanted steak fries. Ed wanted mushrooms, I wanted asparagus. We got steak fries and asparagus. Ed smiled at the young waiter and explained that we were celebrating our 26th anniversary. He said that in 26 years he had learned to pick his fights and this was not one of them. Smart man. 

The steaks came out on plates that we were told were 450 degrees. It kept the steak hot through the whole meal and that was nice. The only drawback was that it continued to cook our medium steaks for a few minutes. The asparagus was cooked aldente, just the way I like it. Everything was seasoned nicely. All in all it was quite a nice meal. They served me Fiji still water and Ed has Voss bubbling water.

At the end of the meal the waiter brought us a complimentary slice of Chocolate Sin cake. It was like eating a slab of decadent fudge topped with a wet chocolate frosting and drizzled with raspberry juice. Ed is not eating any sugar so I told him I would take one for the team. I did my best to represent.

It was a very enjoyable night. We expected to pay dearly for the dinner and we were not disappointed. It was over $100! We do NOT do this kind of thing often. It was a special night.

Ed also bought me a pair of Tahitian Black Pearl earrings to go with the necklace he got me for Mother’s day. I will wear them to church tomorrow.

This is day one of our next 26 years. So far so good.


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7 responses

17 08 2008
Donna

wow, that sounded like fun. happy anniversary!

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17 08 2008
beckysita

Every time I read your blog you have me cracking up. I think, did she really just say “I did my best to represent?” Then I realize that, yes, she did, and I crack up. I love me some Noni pie.

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17 08 2008
Helen

I have to say I would have sided with Ed on the side items…who turns down mash potatoes for steak fries!

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18 08 2008
jennifer

Thank you for the details. I have wanted to scoop on Ruths Chris. Maybe you should be a restaurant critic?

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18 08 2008
envelopedinlove

I like that Dad was the one to open you door – it means more coming from him 😉
He’s such a class act!
Love you guys

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19 08 2008
hazelseyes

I must agree, what a lovely way to begin the next 26 years! Sounds like you guys had a blast! Thanks for Sharing Miss Coni!

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23 08 2008
Rachel Rowell

Just lovely! I will have to keep that place in mind for our next special occasion. Sounds like you have a smart man. 😉

Congrats. on 26 years of marriage, and cheers to you and Ed for another 26 years of wedded bliss!!!!

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