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CookingLive! Wine Pairings

May 6, 2014

Founded by Ming Tsai, CookingLive! is a unique and interactive experience where celebrity chefs prepare a 5-course dinner carefully paired with various wines from around the world live for an audience of guests.

Celebrities like Matt Damon and Rachel Dratch have joined the event, cooking and presenting along side the chefs in support of the Family Reach Foundation , an organization that helps families caring for a loved one with cancer overcome the financial burdens of the disease.

Drync will donate 10% of its proceeds to the organization when the promo code COOKINGLIVE is used.

Kicked off in Denver this year, CookingLive! will be in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and New York!

Here’s what Boston’s celebrity chefs are serving up:


Ming Tsai

Appetizer:  Salmon-Goat Cheese Rangoons with Mustard Seed Caviar

Sam Adams – Ginger Syrup

Entrée: New Style Faroe Islands Salmon Sashimi

Wine Pairing: ­TY KU Sake Black, Junmai Ginjo (Nara, Japan)




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Kristen Kish

Appetizer: Amuse Hamachi crudo, creme fraiche, caper berry, red jalapeño

Entrée:  Poached Cobia, Spring Onion Soubise,

Pickled Beans, Marcona Almond

Wine Pairing: Cavit Chardonnay (Trentino, Italy)



Andrew Yeo


Appetizer: Pork Crépinette  with Pommery Mustard

Entrée: Duck Duo of Roasted Five Spice and Confit

Pastilla, Wild Ramp, Carrot-Date Mousseline

Wine Pairing: Alta Luna Pinot Noir (Trentino, Italy)




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Tony Maws

Appetizer: KT&T Hot Dog, ballpark mustard, piccalilli, pretzel crumbs

Entrée: Maine Lamb Two Ways: slow-cooked shoulder, fruit & nut crepinette, artichokes, raisins

Wine Pairing: Erasmo Reserva de Caliboro (Maule Valley, Chile)






Joanne Chang

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Dessert 1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Whipped Cream & Liquid Chocolate

Wine Pairing: Roscato Rosso Dolce (Lombardy, Italy)

Dessert 2: Raspberry Rhubarb Tarte Tatin with Brown Butter Lace Cookie & Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

Wine Pairing: Fontanafredda Moscato d’Asti “Moncucco” (Piedmont, Italy)



Check out the Cooking Live! Wine List on the Drync app. Download Drync for iPhone or Android.

10% proceeds will go to Family Reach with promo code COOKINGLIVE