Pairing Shanghainese Food with Wine
A Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with JEANNIE CHO LEE, Master of Wine and Food Writer
Jeannie Cho Lee spent two years traveling to 10 Asian food cities, sampling local dishes and figuring out which wines, if any, would make worthy additions. The quest to find matching wines was particularly challenging given that Asian meals have a myriad of flavors. This resulted in her book Asia Palate, which looks at how wine fits in to our Asian food culture. Enjoy a sumptuous 10-course Shanghainese meal at Gong Guan private kitchen paired with fine wines chosen by Jeannie Cho Lee. She will guide us through the delicate balancing act of respecting both the wine and the food without imposing alien tastes.
Korean-born Lee is the only Asian among the world's Masters of Wine. An elite corps, a mere 279 people have attained the title since the exams were first organized in 1953 by the Institute of Masters of Wine in London. Lee is also a food-lover, and has attended the Windows on the World Wine School in New York City and obtained a Certificat de Cuisine from Cordon Bleu Paris. Lee specializes in food and wine writing, as well as teaching at the Fine Wine School in Hong Kong that she co-founded. She graduated from Smith College and received her master's degree from Harvard University. (Limited menu for vegetarians.)
Wine sponsored by WELLSPRING WINES