Bonefish Grill Hits Rich, Bold Notes as First Restaurant Serving Train’s New ‘Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah’
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Beginning today, Bonefish Grill is offering wine enthusiasts and Train fans the opportunity to both enjoy the band’s newest release and taste their newest creation. The polished casual eatery known for its fun, big-city bar and welcoming atmosphere is the only restaurant pouring new ‘Drops of Jupiter 2009 Petite Sirah’ wine – the inaugural varietal from Train’s Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.
“Bonefish Grill embodies a culture of infectious energy and happiness that is a perfect fit with our music and wine,” said Train guitarist Jimmy Stafford. “Our wine delivers versatile notes to suit everyone’s tastes, making it the perfect complement for dinner or happy hour any night of the week at the Bonefish bar.”
‘Drops of Jupiter’ is the natural evolution of Stafford’s passion and enthusiasm for wines and wine bars, which he began sharing with fans by forming the Train Wine Club in 2010. The full-bodied Petite Sirah sings with boysenberry fruit notes and soft, supple tannins, pairing wonderfully with popping flavors such as Bonefish Grill’s Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Tokyo Tuna and Beef and Ginger Dumplings. A portion of the proceeds of the wine will benefit Family House, a non-profit organization that Train is committed to, which provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children.
“‘Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah’ is an ideal addition to our expansive and evolving wine list,” said Leigh Merritt, Director of Beverage Innovation for Bonefish Grill. “Matching the signature spirit found in our innovative menu and music program, this new wine introduces a new blend to our list that our guests can discover at an approachable price point. Bonefish Grill and Train share a mutual passion for great wine, so Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah is a great fit.”
Bonefish Grill is also giving fans a chance to enjoy the ultimate ‘Drops of Jupiter’ experience with dinner and a Train concert by entering Bonefish Grill’s Drops of Jupiter Sweepstakes by October 14. One lucky grand prize winner will win a VIP concert trip for two and a meet-and-greet with the band; other prizes include a Stafford-autographed guitar, Train-autographed CDs, and VIP dinners for two at Bonefish Grill. Fans can enter and learn more at www.bonefishgrill.com.
ABOUT BONEFISH GRILL
Founded in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Bonefish Grill experience is the perfect recipe marrying simplicity, quality and consistency in food, service, ambiance and value. As the “Fresh Fish Experts,” Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties. Knowledgeable and attentive Bonefish Grill Anglers (our service staff) provide the best in what we like to call “chef’s coat service.” Our Anglers pride themselves on guiding our guests’ journey through our innovative, seasonal menu and specials, which feature only the highest-quality, freshest ingredients, including traditional and unique varieties of fish and seafood as well as numerous non-seafood items. We combine this with a big-city bar that offers bar fresh cocktails and an affordable, interesting wine list.
Recently named “Top Overall,” “Best Seafood” and “Top Service” category winner in ZAGAT’s 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey and “Best Seafood Restaurant in the Nation” by a leading consumer product guide, Bonefish Grill has locations in several states and prides itself on the local feel of each restaurant. For more information on Bonefish Grill, visit www.bonefishgrill.com, facebook.com/BonefishGrill or follow us on Twitter via @bonefishgrill.
ABOUT SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO WINE COMPANY
‘Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah’ is the inaugural varietal from Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., a collaboration between Grammy award-winning band Train and Underdog Wine Merchants. A portion of the proceeds from ‘Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah’ sales will support Family House, a non-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children. Learn more about Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. at www.SaveMeSFWineCo.com.
SOURCE Bonefish Grill