I also got to taste the Lebanese version of steak tartare, kibbeh naya ($14), at Ilili. The texture of the finely minced meat strikes a strong contrast to the cubes at Aureole. Mixed with bulgur, it comes with onion squares, mint and jalapeños and is eaten with pita. This is a dish that I will crave as a meal. I had it with the 2004 Château Massaya Silver Selection ($12), a Lebanese wine of Rhône blends that paired well. I did see that the 2007 Chenin Blanc from Long Island’s Paumanok Vineyards ($15) is also on the list. That would be an excellent choice to pair with kibbeh naya as well.