Beer & Wine

db Bistro Moderne: Free Bordeaux With Your $34 Burger

It only makes sense that a boutique burger at a bistro be paired with a glass of Bordeaux. And so starting Tuesday, May 1, db Bistro Moderne is offering a complimentary glass of the austere French wine with every hamburger purchased at lunch or dinner (a pairing long favored by chef Daniel Boulud). The burger goes for $34, but diners may also get an appetizer and dessert along with their burger and Bordeaux for just a dollar more as part of the $35 prix fixe menu. That's really quite a deal (keep in mind: this isn't just any hamburger).

It's also quite the way to make a $34 burger palatable. There are other ways to make it palatable as well...

For instance, the ingredients: Boulud's burger is filled with short ribs braised in red wine and a substantial boost of foie gras. Slow-roasted tomato confit and freshly grated horseradish are applied, all bedded in a soft homemade bun.

Plus this is the burger often credited for starting the whole gourmet burger movement, so you might consider that a bit of culinary history is being included in the tab.

The Burgers & Bordeaux deal runs through July 30. Sounds like a cool French-American prix fixe dinner, and a great way to experience dining at this elegant restaurant. If nothing else, you might want to keep it in mind for Bastille Day (July 14).

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