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DEC 18, 2014

Privy/Chase PERFECT PAIRS - San Francisco Chinese Wine Dinner - M.Y. China

By Privy Editor


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.


As Chinese cuisine learns to dance with the flavors of compatible wines, wonderful new pairings arise and favorites emerge, introducing a dynamic element into this highly regarded culinary palate. The Privy Chase dinner unfolded as an elegant setting to further pairing knowledge with contemporary Chinese dishes.

Privy Chase San Francisco

As the restaurant at M.Y. China filled with guests, the power list took on an incredible luster, welcoming San Francisco Ballet’s principal ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan, Miss California and Googler Crystal Lee, KNTV/NBC reporter Stephanie Chuang, Partner Kstartup, Miss LA Chinatown Judy Ly and Miss Korea Yoonjin Chang, and KRON-TV on-air reporter Anny Hong.

Privy Chase San Francisco


Privy Chase San Francisco

Gracing the crowd with their community leadership, Executive Director of the 1990 Institute Monica Lee and Li Fung Capital and Center for Asian American Media executive Michael Hsieh attended, along with Restaurateurs Hanson Li, Managing Director for Hina Group and Investor in the Michelin rated Saison; and nightlife impresario Albert Chen, Owner of 5A5 Steak House.

Privy Chase San Francisco

The Financial community was well-represented by Binary Capital partner Jon Teo, Gabriel Ventures’ Scott Chou, West Summit Capital’s Jason Lin, FFL Partners’ Greg Lau, and DN Capital’s Linda Tong.

Privy Chase San Francisco

The elite members of the Tech Community included Uber, Twitter, Xiaomi, Square, Foursquare, and Flipboard CEO, Operator and Investor Robin Chan; CEO Operator and Early Facebook engineer Phil Fung; Rotten Tomatoes and Hobo Labs’ Patrick Lee; Lithium Technologies founder, Gamers.com and CEO Hobo Labs’ Lyle Fong; Head of Facebook Mobile Erick Tseng; and SVP of Ooyala, Chris Wong, notable for the sale of three companies.

Privy Chase San Francisco
Privy Chase San Francisco

Mixing in with the crowd were several CEOs from Coco, Gather, Clearmob, NerdWallet, Keaton Row, Three Trees, and MeowChat. Guests commented that the event provided the first-ever opportunity for all of these executives and personalities, from so many different areas of business and culture, to meet under one roof for a delightful social evening.

Entertainment by Tim Be Told was very engaging, drawing in guests with superbly crafted lyrics and masterful music. Influenced by artists of an earlier era, Stevie Wonder, U2, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Journey, and others could be heard in Tim Be Told’s Mighty Sound.





Chef Tony Wu performed his culinary skills for guests, reflecting the M.Y. China menu Executive Chef Martin Yan has become famous for. Pairing wine knowledge with Wu’s food expertise, Ted Glennon, CMS, Food + Wine Sommelier of the Year 2012, provided wine selections perfectly matched to each of the six courses.



Recognizing that beginnings are important, Chef Wu delivered a delightful duo of Sea Urchin and Black Truffle with Dan Dan Noodle, and Spicy Crystal Scallop Roll. Mr. Glennon poured a light but frisky 2010 Gratien and Meyer Brut Rose from the Samur District of the Loire Valley in France, as well as a divine 2013 Leth Gruner Veltliner, Steinagrund Vnyd from Wagram, Austria. The bubbles of the Gratien and Meyer, with notes of strawberry, cassis, red che

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