Le Big Matt paired with a bold Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonEmmy Squared
364 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
“Long and lingering is how I would describe the flavors of both the wine and the burger in this pairing. The boldness of an all-American Napa Valley Cab dances perfectly with our take on a classic all-American burger. Grass-fed beef, American cheese, and our special Sammy sauce—what more could you want?” — Emily Hyland, Beverage Director
You might be wondering why NYC’s preeminent Detroit-style pizza restaurant is on a burger pairings list. The answer is simple. Did you know that Emmy Squared boasts a separate downstairs burger bar (!), that serves its own fancy fast-food-style burger? Snuggled inside a pretzel bun, the Le Big Matt is a double stack of wet-aged, locally grass-fed beef, layered with slices of white American cheese, crunchy mizuna, and bread-and-butter pickles. The burger is topped with lashings of “Sammy” sauce (mayonnaise mixed with spicy sambal). Wash it all down with a fruit-forward Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon—whose silky texture and resonant, oaky finish stand up nicely to the burger’s enhanced beefiness.
About Emily Hyland – Owner / Beverage Director
Emily Hyland is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Pizza Loves Emily restaurants: EMILY and Emmy Squared, where all pizza is wood-fired and Detroit-Style come to life alongside the Emmy Burger. For Emily, when you serve one of New York’s greatest all-American dishes, you need to pair it with the perfect all-American wine: A Napa Valley wine.
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