Surf and Turf

This classic 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 Merlot.
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.




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