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Cocktail Week: Reverse Pairing

Create the cocktail first, let the food follow: 3 drinks + 6 apps

Posted February 23, 2013 by Mari Taketa

Create the cocktail first, let the food follow. In this reverse pairing, Southern Wine and Spirits mixologist Chandra Lam Lucariello led the way with three creations. Each was paired with appetizers crafted specially by Moana Surfrider chef William Chen for the intensity and flavors of each cocktail.

Reverse Cocktail Pairing (1 of 9)

Reverse Cocktail Pairing

Tonight's mixologist: Chandra Lam Lucariello of Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii.


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About Mari Taketa

Mari Taketa is a dedicated eater who's as opinionated as she is hungry. She covered everything from neighborhood mom-and-pop places to ethnic eateries to fine dining restaurants on Honolulu's dining scene for Metromix Honolulu and The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF. Before that, she ate her way through Vietnam, Scotland and Japan, where she lived, traveled or worked, after recovering from a journalism career that included stints as editor-in-chief of Hawaii Business magazine and reporter and editor at The Associated Press. Her goals are to always be hungry for more, and to always want to know what's around the next corner.

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