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Star-Filled Lineup at the Boston Wine Expo

By Scott Kearnan
January 16, 2014
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 16, 2014

Food and wine lovers will be pleased to know that the former is receiving as much attention as the latter at this year's Boston Wine Expo, coming up on February 15 and 16 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Though the exhibition of 1,800-plus international wine bottlings is predictably on point, the event is also calling in some culinary heavyweights. The Expo has announced that its Celebrity Chef Stages will showcase stars like Barbara Lynch (No. 9 ParkSportelloMenton), Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger; Blue Dragon), Jody Adams (Trade; Rialto) and Michael Schlow (Alta Strada; Via Matta; Tico) to name a few. That doesn't include the lineup of restaurants that will be serving noshes to attendees throughout the weekend, including Abby Park, Estelle's Southern Cuisine, La Morra and Petit Robert Bistro

Also intriguing: the Expo's emphasis on social media. A "Social Media Lounge," located in the center of the Grand Tasting floor, will give guests a birds-eye view of which wines attendees “like” best via mobile app streaming. Visitors will also be encouraged to use mobile app Drync to assemble a "personal wine cellar" to scan the labels of preferred bottles sampled, see pairing suggestions, and place an order.  For tickets ($95-$145), head here

Places Mentioned

No.9 Park

Beacon Hill

Food28 Decor26 Service27 Cost$79

Italian • Seaport District

Food26 Decor21 Service24 Cost$41

French • Seaport District

Food28 Decor27 Service29 Cost$141

Mediterranean • Waterfront

Food24 Decor23 Service20 Cost$46
Rialto Restaurant

Italian • Cambridge

Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$58
Alta Strada

Italian • Wellesley

Food23 Decor21 Service22 Cost$42
Via Matta

Italian • Park Square

Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$55

Latin American • Back Bay

Food23 Decor23 Service20 Cost$37
Blue Dragon

Asian • South Boston

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
Blue Ginger

Asian • Wellesley

Food27 Decor24 Service26 Cost$54
Abby Park

American • Milton

Food22 Decor21 Service20 Cost$34
Estelle’s Southern Cuisine

Southern American • South End

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
La Morra

Italian • Brookline

Food25 Decor20 Service23 Cost$48
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