Welcome to New York State Day

New York played a pivotal role during the American Revolution and subsequent war. The Stamp Act of 1765 brought together representatives from across the Thirteen Colonies to form a unified response to British policies. The Sons of Liberty were active in New York City to challenge British authority.

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Portuguese Garlic Nailed Steak Sandwich

This is a popular pub sandwich. The name is derived from the fact that the steak is “nailed” with garlic – the garlic is actually pounded with a mallet into the slices of steak. While the recipe calls for 6 cloves of garlic, feel free to add as much garlic as you like. The garlic-nailed slices of beef are finished in a wine reduction sauce with onions. How often can you say that a sandwich should be served with a nice bottle of wine? Not an expensive French import, but a good, robust Portuguese red such as Casa Ferreirinha’s Vinha Grande 2002. At about $20.00 a bottle, this is a great example of Portuguese reds. It is similar to a Port, with a nice bouquet and fruity blackberry finish. I’m a wine drinker by nature, but I suppose a pub-style sandwich would also be nice with a tall, cold bottle of beer.

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