Vintage or new? Storied designers vs. up-and-comers? The old/new debate will forever rage, so Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 is pitting traditional against emerging — wines that is — and it’s up to you to decide which stands the test of time. The Wine Wars Dinner series will pair five-course meals with two different wines — an Old World and a New. The first "war" has pinots go head-to-head. For $85 a ticket, you’ll get indulgent delicacies like hors d'oeuvres of foie gras with baby heirloom beets in a pomegranate-balsamic reduction, mini tuna tacos, and blue cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. (How can we fully express how behind the bacon wrapped dates trend we are?) The second is Anthony Bourdain-approved, since an undying fan of a good yolk will gladly dig into the yellowfin tuna with poached quail eggs and truffled chips. As you sip and decide, trendy foodie favorites will keep on coming: pork belly, short rib, tartare — and, of course, they’re all paired with vino. Chin chin!
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