3 Steak and Wine Pairings for the Discerning Diner

by | Nov 28, 2014 | Restaurants

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”
-Michael Broadbent
When dining at a world-class and elegant restaurant such as Benjamin’s Steakhouse in either New York or Westchester, it is in your best interests to indulge. What better way to completely indulge in the old-world charm of Benjamin’s than with top-quality aged beef and a bottle of vino? The next time you visit for a juicy cut of prime USDA perfection, pair it with one of these delicious wines for an overall unforgettable experience.

Filet Mignon & Cabernet Sauvignon
A thick cut of juicy beef works best with a thick, juicy accompaniment. Therefore, the savory, buttery delight that is filet mignon transcends expectations when coupled with the rich and bold bite of Cabernet Sauvignon. This full-bodied red wine is associated with dark fruit flavors such as black cherry, black currant, and blackberry.
Bordeaux also pairs well with this cut of steak.

New York Strip & Zinfandel
Coming from the same cut as the t-bone and porterhouse, the New York Strip steak is comparatively more tender and juicy. The smoky, spicy taste of Zinfandel matches up nicely with the New York Strip. This light-bodied wine offers the varied candied-fruit flavors of cranberry, cherry, plum, boysenberry, and others up front and provides a bit of spice afterwards that is truly delectable.
Merlot is yet another red wine that is simply delicious when paired with the New York Strip.

Ribeye & Shiraz
The succulent flavor of the ribeye, a steak beloved around the world, is generated through its rich marbling. The ribeye is paired well with the internationally best-selling Shiraz or Syrah. The peppery, smoky tones of this red wine compliment the tender, beefy texture of the ribeye.

As it is a versatile red wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with the ribeye.
While there are varying opinions with wine connoisseurs all around the world, to many, red wines are the best accompaniment to a sumptious steak meal. Enjoy a juicy cut of steak at Benjamin’s and don’t forget to ask your server about these tasty wines to add flavor and fun to your next dining experience.

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