History's THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA Partners with Morton's The Steakhouse Nationwide
In a partnership that will make history buffs and steak lovers alike take note, the cable network HISTORY and Morton's The Steakhouse announce a special power dining experience today in honor of the upcoming television series on HISTORY, THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA. The series chronicles how five American visionaries - Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford - created the very concept of the American Dream, transformed the U.S. into a global superpower in a span of just 50 years, and affected the lives of every person in the world. Allowing diners to experience a menu fit for these magnates and how they may have celebrated their momentous successes, Morton's will offer The Men Who Built America pre-fixe menu in all 63 of its U.S. locations. The menu will be available as of Friday October 12, 2012 and will run nightly for the next six weeks. THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA premieres Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9pm on HISTORY.
Raising a glass to accounts that in 1911 John D. Rockefeller, America's first billionaire, inspired a bartender at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Manhattan to create a martini just for him, Morton's The Men Who Built America menu features The Rockefeller Martini as its signature cocktail ($14). It is made with London Dry Gin, dry vermouth, bitters, lemon peel and an olive. The three-course Men Who Built America pre-fixe menu ($59.99) includes: Choice of Caesar Salad, Classic Dressing Chopped Spinach Salad, Warm Bacon Dressing or Morton's Salad, Blue Cheese Dressing, Chopped Egg & Anchovies
6 oz. Filet Mignon and a choice of Broiled Sea Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp Alexander or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake With a Choice of Vegetable
Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake Key Lime Pie or Créme Brulee
"Our partnership with MORTONS will offer the premier power dining experience," says Tracy Lenhart, Director, Consumer Marketing, HISTORY. "This is a great opportunity - and I should add, a first for HISTORY - not only to be able to partner with such a prestigious restaurant at a national level, but also to be able to customize a menu and a signature cocktail tailored to THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA. Through exposure around the country to this highly influential demographic, we'll drive viewers to the series and to the network overall, as well as give foodies a delicious culinary experience."
Senior Vice President of Operations of Morton's, Tim Whitlock added "Morton's is honored to be part of such a fantastic series. These men left their mark on America, and it's our pleasure to join HISTORY in commemorating and recognizing their achievements."
The HISTORY and Morton's partnership will also feature the Live like a Tycoon sweepstakes, running nationally from October 11, 2012 through November 16, 2012. One lucky winner will receive a complimentary trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada that includes luxury accommodations at Golden Nugget Casino, a Landry's Property, a shopping spree and dinner at Morton's Las Vegas. More information is available at www.history.com/mortons.