JANUARY 18, 2011 < Back
Luxury Social Network Privy.net Touts Exclusive Food Insights from Harry Shum, Jeremy Lin, Vivienne Tam, Joan Chen, Kelly Hu, John Cho, Lisa Ling, BD Wong
Privy offers unique take on tried-and-true city guide featuring 125 "Top 5" Restaurant Lists from Prominent Asian Americans in LA, SF and NY

Luxury traveler's network Privy.net has launched the latest two in its series of Privy 5 Guides -- Privy 5 New York (ny.privy.net) and Privy 5 San Francisco (sf.privy.net) -- to complement the existing Privy 5 LA Guide (la.privy.net). The triumvirate of curated guides features Privy's own top 5 picks in Asian-heavy categories like Korean BBQ, Shanghainese, Japanese Bar Food, Pho, Dim Sum, Harry Shum (Glee); journalist Lisa Ling (Oprah); and actors John Cho (Star Trek, Harold and Kumar), Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King), Daniel Wu (Protege, Blood Brothers), B.D. Wong (Law Order, M. Butterfly), Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die, The Mummy 3), Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), Aaron Yoo (21, Disturbia), and Justin Chon (Twilight).

Other notable top 5 lists from NY and SF include those of designer Vivienne Tam, Steve Chen (Youtube.com founder), playwright David Henry Hwang (M Butterfly), Jennifer Yen (Founder, Pur~lisse), Kai and Charles Huang (co-publishers of the Guitar Hero franchise), Peter Kim (founder of Hudson Jeans), DramaFever.com founder), and Danielle Chang (Lucky Rice Food Festival founder).

Privy Founder/CEO Stephen Liu adds: "With the LA, SF and NY metro areas having the largest populations of Asian Americans in the U.S., it is not surprising that Asian cuisines figure prominently into our guides. Furthermore, if the Asian influence in the food-blogging world demonstrates anything, Asian Americans really know their food."

Also featured in the Privy 5 Guides are Plate by Plate's participating restaurants. Plate by Plate is the annual food and wine tasting benefit put on by Project by Project (PbP), one of Privy's nonprofit partners.

"We are extremely pleased to be marketing partners with Privy. Privy is a socially conscious company that gives to the community in an innovative way that resonates with our mission," says Liliana Chen, national president of PbP.

Privy is an invitation-only global network and online/mobile travel platform that enables a select group of transpacific key influencers to coordinate roving itineraries and share city insider tips in a trusted environment. In cooperation with corporate partners, Privy also produces a series of member-curated online city guides which are open-to-the-public. Upcoming cities to be covered include Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

About Privy:

Privy is a private global network and travel resource for a select group of transpacific executives and influentials. The site functions as a social compass enabling like-minded people who travel frequently to and within Asia to share lifestyle reviews and coordinate roving itineraries in a trusted environment. To ensure the site remains intimate, relevant and exclusive -- membership to Privy is "by invitation only" from a trusted member with invitation privileges. Privy provides a unique opportunity for luxury/hospitality brands to connect at the "point-of-sale" to a small but hyper-targeted set of influencers who are already sharing travel plans and lifestyle reviews. Privy's non-profit partners include Project by Project, LiNK, and JUCCCE.


Stephen Christopher Liu

CEO/Chief Social Capitalist, Privy.net

[email protected]