luxury dinner poses a dilemma because surf (lobster) really
works best with a rich white like a big Chardonnay, while turf
(beef) calls out for a dry red like a Cabernet Sauvignon or
About all you can do is decide which wine you like best and
accept that it's not going to go as well with half of the main
entree; or if the event is festive and you're having a crowd,
say the heck with it and serve both!
You can also go with a very good Champagne or other sparkling
wine, which would be great with lobster and fairly good with the
beef, but it's still pretty hard for me to imagine enjoying a
really good steak without a fine red wine.