I am taking my bf to Bouley for the tasting menu, but won't be doing the wine pairing because it is too expensive.
How do I go about choosing a bottle of wine that will complement multiple courses? I'm into wine but nowhere close to being a connoisseur. Frankly, I'm a little apprehensive about being embarrassed asking the sommelier this question - since clearly, I care about having good wine but can't afford to have the top-notch ones recommended with the tasting menu.
Or should I consider half-bottles or even simply ordering by the glass so that there will be a little bit of variety throughout the meal? I figure even those alternatives will be cheaper than the wine pairing.
Any advice on what to do? Or better yet, how to ask the sommelier this in a tactful fashion?
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