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Le Bernardin specializes in wine pairings that highlight chef Eric Ripert’s clean and creative seafood. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant offers ready-made pairings to complement its seven-course tasting menu, as well as the 10-course chef’s menu.
Wine director Aldo Sohm, winner of the title “Best Sommelier in the World” among many honors, and his sommelier staff at Le Bernardin can always make additional recommendations from the list that spans 900 wines. The sommeliers suggest both traditional and surprising pairings to go with the New York restaurant’s simple and inventive cuisine. Le Bernardin specializes in wines from Burgundy, but also carries bottles from 12 different countries in its 15,000-bottle inventory. Ask your server or the sommelier for help in finding the right vintage to match your budget and palate.