Pop champagne and pop the question

by Kari Walker

Romance and Ruth's Chris Steak House create a Valentine's Day to remember

If a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then ladies, have him take you to Ruth's Chris for Valentine's Day and maybe he will pop the question. No, not "Do you want your steak medium or rare?" but THE question. Gentlemen, are you thinking of asking that special girl to marry you? Relax, you can do it with ease with a few tips from Ruth's Chris Steak House's wedding planner and catering expert, Misty Deflitch.

The first step is making the reservation, but after that's set, Deflitch says don't be shy about making special requests. "Pre-order a favorite bottle of wine or champagne so that it is waiting at your table or ask the hostess to pass your camera to the server to snap photos of the big moment," says Deflitch - these small details can make for big memories.

Besides keeping your nerves calm and not spilling that glass of Merlot everywhere, give thought of how you will ask her - if you're at a loss for words, Deflitch has the perfect solution for you: ask sweetly. "Pop the question over dessert. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, we often write "Will You Marry Me" in chocolate on the dessert plate," adds Deflitch. And what girl can say no to chocolate?

While romance and Ruth's go hand in hand, so does Valentine's Day and surf and turf - for the occasion, try one of Ruth's Chris signature sizzling steaks paired with twin cold water lobster tails. The filet and lobster starts at $47.95 or get the ribeye for $57.95. Or, go for a complete meal with one starter, entree, side dish and dessert starting at $42.95. Call Ruth's Chris today at 337-237-6123 to get your table for two.

Photo courtesy of Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris surf and turf special starts at $47.95 and runs

February 13 through Valentine's Day weekend.