Del Frisco's Down Under: Celebrate the Global Release of the 2008 Penfolds
Grange Shiraz, Honored by The Wine Advocate with a Perfect Score of 100,
Exclusively at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House on May 1
2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz Receives Perfect 100-Point Score from The Wine
Advocate and will be Paired with a One-of-a-Kind Menu Created by Chefs from
All 10 Del Frisco's Locations
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 13, 2013
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David O'Day, director of wine
for Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is thrilled to announce that the 2008
Penfolds Grange Shiraz, one of the wines most sought after by collectors
around the world, will be released and served exclusively at Del Frisco's
Double Eagle Steak Houses on May 1 in advance of its global debut the
following day. The 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz was recently awarded a perfect
100-point rating by critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate. This is
the first time since 1976 that The Wine Advocate, which has reviewed Penfolds
Grange Shiraz annually since the 1960 vintage, has honored the wine with a
"In her review of the 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
described it as 'a wonderfully opulent and…magic vintage' and we're honored to
be able to release it exclusively to our guests as a prized addition to our
unparalleled wine list," said David O'Day, director of wine for Del Frisco's
Restaurant Group. "Our guests are sophisticated, knowledgeable and
adventurous. We are excited to be presented with the rare opportunity to host
the exclusive US release of Penfolds Grange, demonstrating the synergy between
Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia through our unique dining
Chefs from each of Del Frisco's 10 locations teamed to create a special
five-course menu with dishes designed to showcase some of Penfolds' most
prized wines. In Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, and
Las Vegas the five-course Penfolds Grange Dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle
Steak House will be $200/person, while in Chicago and Philadelphia it will be
$250/person. Only in New York, the dinner will be $295/person and will
include a pairing with the 2003 Penfolds Grange Shiraz, poured from magnums.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is a contemporary steak house, with a
see-and-be-seen buzz, bold and delicious cuisine, an award-winning wine list,
and warm, genuine hospitality. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is known
for its prime steak – the top 2 – 3 percent of all meat in the U.S. market.
As Director of Wine, O'Day has carefully selected a staggering array of
sought-after wines, creating a stand-out choice for power players with
discerning taste who want the best wines to complement their prime steaks.
O'Day has built relationships with vintners around the world, fully committed
to continuing his wine education and that of his staff in order to surprise,
delight and entertain guests. The Grange style is the original and most
powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending
philosophy, making this exclusive release of the 2008 vintage even more
Penfolds Grange Wine Dinner Highlights:
*Additional items to be featured
o*Little Bites: Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling is paired with Duck
Confit on Garlic Crostini by Chef Fernando Guerrero, Las Vegas; Sauteed
Thyme Scented Bay Scallops Spoons by Chef Elvis Inniss, New York; Seared
Loin of Lamb and Sweet Potato Brochette with Chimichurri Sauce by Chef Jim
Teutemacher and Chef Anthony Reyes, Chicago.
oFirst Course: Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay is paired with
Achiote Butter Poached Lobster and Cannellini Bean-Arugula Salad, and
Citrus Infused Olive Oil Apricot Coulis by Chef Steve Haug, Houston and
Chef Anthony Felli, Fort Worth.
oSecond Course: Penfolds Bin 138 Barossa Valley GSM is paired with Sliced
Ribeye Spinellis with Roasted Potatoes, English Peas, and Boursin Butter
by Chef Robert Kalish, Charlotte and Chef John Stritzinger, Philadelphia.
oThird Course: 2008 Penfolds Grange (and 2003 Penfolds Grange at New York
location only) is paired with Porcini Dusted Beef Tenderloin with
Buttermilk Blue Cheese and Fig Melt, Grilled Fiddle Heads and Red
Wine-Mint Gastrique by Corporate Chef Thomas Dritsas and Chef David
oDessert: Penfolds Club Port is paired with Nutella Crumb Cake with
Wensleydale-Cranberry Streusle, Blackberry Compote and Agave Nectar by
Chef Tony Schwappach, Denver and Chef Derek Barragan, Boston.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House has 10 locations situated in the
business and entertainment epicenters of the country's most exciting and
vibrant cities – New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas, Fort
Worth, Houston, Charlotte, Denver, and the recently-opened Chicago location in
the city's famed Gold Coast neighborhood – creating a seamless dining
experience for sophisticated locals and business travelers who regularly
entertain away from home. Reservations can be made by calling any Del
Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House found here: http://delfriscos.com/locations
About Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
No one does steak like Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. An American
culinary institution, Del Frisco's serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and
delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that
reminds guests that they're the boss. Offering prime steak,
fresh-off-the-boat seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco's is an
exceptional steak house, unparalleled in any city.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House has been recognized nationally and has
received the DiRoNA Award for Distinguished Restaurants of North America;
Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame; Restaurants and
Institutions' Ivy Award; and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
for its extensive wine list.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant
Group (NASDAQ: DFRG), which is based in Southlake, Texas.
Penfolds has been producing an impressive array of wines since 1844 and
indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine into the modern era.
The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of
Australian fine wine. Since then a series of standout wines, both white and
red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. The 2013 Penfolds Luxury
Collection is available globally on May 2^nd. For more information on the
wines, including in-depth tasting notes visit www.penfolds.com
Media contact: Casey Shaughnessy, Lauren Englehardt, or Danielle Mayer at
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