World's Best Sommelier vs. World's Worst Customer
While Aldo Sohm paired wines, Frank Bruni played the role of difficult diner and Eric Ripert supplied the fabulous recipes.
Sohm's Pairing: Aged rum
Pairing Lesson: Very rich savory dishes can work well with a sweet wine or spirit. For example, a well-aged rum has caramelly notes that are delicious with Ripert's extravagant take on surf and turf. Plus, all the alcohol in the rum cuts through the unctuousness of the dish.