September 23rd, 2010

Sommelier’s Thoughts on Steak Wines

I’ve traditionally heard that a big, beefy steak requires a hearty red wine.

Truth is, I never follow that advice because I have, shall we say, unusual taste when it comes to wine.

This NY sommelier even pairs some whites with certain steaks at his restaurant. Seriously, he’s my new best friend – and we’ve never even met.

Turns out, each cut of steak requires a different wine pairing. I didn’t know that.

Read on to find out more tips on matching that perfect vino with your steak tonight!

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September 17th, 2010

NY’s Love Affair With Steak

New York City is known to be a steak haven. That’s a fact.

But I, personally, did not know it permeated even the ranks of the mayor’s office.

In a recent article this was said about Mayor Michael Bloomberg (note that the original question was about his favorite vegetable!):

In a stunning reversal of a third-term campaign promise, Mayor Bloomberg today answered a reporter’s question about his favorite vegetable with a one-word answer: “Steak.”

“I like most vegetables. I’m not big on a handful of them,” he told reporters, as transcribed by the DN’s faithful Frank Lombardi. “But I love steak.”

This absolutely rocks! When asked about vegetables he changed the subject to steak! Classic! I feel the same way. Nice to know I’m in good company!

I now love New York even more than I did before. I didn’t think that was possible.

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May 4th, 2010

Steak Class is in Session . . .

Good morning, class. Today we’re going to discuss what in heaven’s name a Delmonico is.

You may know it as a bone-in top loin, a boneless ribeye or a New York Strip, Kansas City Strip or strip loin.

Those strip steaks are what I’ve always heard substitute for a Delmonico, but there seems to be some difference in opinion.

Delmonico’s Restaurant in NYC is credited with making this steak meal world famous with a baked mashed potato dish topped with grated cheese and buttered bread crumbs. Oh. Yum.

History is always being rewritten, so we may never know which exact cut was the REAL Delmonico. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s a strip.

Read more about Delmonico steaks at Wikipedia here. Then, let me know what YOU believe a Delmonico is!

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