In Fall of 2014, Privy and Chase produced PERFECT PAIRS, a trio of bespoke culinary experiences for Privy members and Chase private clients in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to test the common perception that it’s challenging, even downright impossible, to pair wines with Chinese cuisine.
A collaboration between the chef and sommelier, each 100-person wine dinner uniquely featured a precision pairing of different Chinese cuisine and wines from around the world. Combining delicious light plates of seafood or poultry with a finely-textured Champagne, heavier duck or beef dishes with a savory, layered European red, and game or heavier recipes with refreshing Pinot Noirs or Burgundies, resulted in rave reviews for every course presented at each of the dinners.
In the final analysis, Chinese cuisine and wine really do make exquisite pairings -- when done right.
The Privy Groupe, with event partner Chase, set an exceptionally high bar in the first of a series of Perfect Pairs bespoke luxury dinners last Saturday in Los Angeles. Bringing together the complex, intricate flavors of Chinese cuisine with expertly-crafted, high quality wines collected from the world’s finest vineyards, the Privy/Chase Perfect Pairs luxury dinner proved groundbreaking in its revelation... > Read more
The second in a series of three outstanding dinner presentations by the Privy Group in partnership with Chase, gathered admiring fans and elevated status as the foodie event of the season in New York City. The romantic, 1930’s Shanghai-inspired China Blue, tucked into the Tribeca neighborhood, served as the trendy backdrop. China Blue’s exquisite cuisine, delivered with expert wine pairings to an elite audience, made for a truly perfect evening. The icing on the cake was charming entertainment by the glamorous and talented songbird, none other than Nina Park... > Read more
The third jewel in a crown of Perfect Pairs Dinners, presented by the Privy Groupe, in partnership with Chase, exceeded expectation initiated by the first event held in Los Angeles. San Francisco proved an exciting, interesting setting, with an impressive guest list. In tandem with masterful wine pairings, chosen to enhance the exquisite blend of flavors inherent in Chinese cuisine, the evening was a landmark event that earned a place of elite status. The lyrical notes from modern day balladeer Tim Be Told announced early that the evening would prove magical... > Read more
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