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Morton’s The Steakhouse & the Mondavi Family to Host a Taste of Two Legends


Famed steakhouse and renowned Napa Valley wine-making family partner to celebrate legacy event

September 10, 2018 – In celebration of two significant milestones, Morton’s The Steakhouse and the Mondavi Family have joined forces for A Taste of Two Legends, a once-in-a-lifetime event commemorating the legendary steakhouse’s 40th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the renowned wine-making family’s legacy in Napa Valley.

On Saturday October 27, discerning diners and wine aficionados are invited to the historic Carriage House at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley for an unparalleled dining experience. The event will feature six-courses of chef-curated cuisine perfectly paired with world-class wines from four Mondavi generations, including Charles Krug’s exclusive library wines and new projects not available to the public anywhere else.

“Morton’s is one of the most distinguished steakhouses in the country,” said Tim Whitlock, COO Morton’s The Steakhouse. “We are thrilled to partner with a powerhouse, the Mondavi family, to celebrate 40 fantastic years.”

A Taste of Two Legends will feature pours of:

  • Charles Krug by Marc and Peter Mondavi, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, 2017
  • Emblem, by Michael Mondavi, Chardonnay, Napa, 2017
  • Charles Krug, V.S. by Peter Mondavi Sr. (In Memoriam) Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa “Surprise Vintage”
  • “M”, by Michael Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa, 2015
  • Continuum, by Tim Mondavi, Red Blend, Pritchard Hill, Napa, 2015
  • Charles Krug, V.S., by Marc and Peter Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2015
  • RAEN, by Dante and Carlo Mondavi, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2015
  • Aloft by Angelina, Alycia, Riana and Giovanna Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2015
  • Fourth Leaf by Angelina and Rob Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2015

In addition to the exceptional wines, guests will enjoy a decadent meal including a reception of hors d’oeuvres, seafood course, amuse bouche, beef course, cheese course, and dessert. The grandiose event will be held at the Charles Krug Winery, Napa Valley’s oldest winery and home to California’s first tasting room. Cesare Mondavi purchased the winery in 1943, paving the way for the Mondavi family’s legendary presence in Napa Valley.

Tylor Field, III, Divisional VP of Wine and Spirits for Morton’s The Steakhouse, along with Charles Krug co-proprietors Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi, will lead a discussion about the rare wines. In conjunction with the Napa Valley event, A Taste of Two Legends will be offered at 48 Morton’s locations nationwide. For tickets and information, please visit www.mortons.com.

Morton’s The Steakhouse opened its first location in Chicago in 1978 and now boasts 80 locations worldwide. Morton’s strives to exceed guests’ expectations through its food, award-winning wine list, atmosphere, genuine hospitality and unparalleled service.

Morton’s offers diners “The Best Steak… Anywhere,” serving only USDA prime-aged beef. Besides its exceptional steaks, Morton’s offers diners fresh fish and seafood, and hand-picked produce. Morton’s commitment to excellence is unwavering and is showcased in each menu item through the careful preparation and quality ingredients. Whether gathering with friends or enjoying a business dinner, Morton’s guests have come to expect remarkable service and reliable experiences that keep them coming back from more. For more information on Morton’s The Steakhouse, please visit www.mortons.com.


Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto, Willie G’s and others; along with popular New York BR Guest Restaurants such as Dos Caminos, Strip House and Bill’s Bar & Burger. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.


In 1943, Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property, the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and longest-running tasting room in California. The brand was built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition; it remains a family-owned winery today, producing estate-driven, top of the line Napa Valley wines. The wineries are under the direction of Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi, who steward the family business passed to them by their father, legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr.  The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started 75 years ago and setting a foundation for generations to come. For additional information, please visit www.charleskrug.com/

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