Haute Secrets Boston: Patrick Chung of The New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have been on a tear with half of the season already under their winning belt and an impressive 8-0 record going into this weekend’s game against the New York Giants. Part of the winning team is Patriots Safety Patrick Chung, whose dedication both on and off the field have given him much personal success.

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One of the events near and dear to his heart is his Open Mic Karaoke Fundraiser, which will be held this year on December 7 at Splitsville and Howl at the Moon in Foxboro to benefit Chung Changing Lives and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Last year’s event raised more than $60,000 for CCL, Boston Children’s Hospital and The Dimock Center and featured teammates Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones along with Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. The foundation was formed to support the personal and academic development of boys and girls by providing access to enrichment and educational programs ranging from swimming classes to musical instruction.

Patrick ChungPhoto Credit: Russ Mezikofsky

We recently caught up with Chung to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Patrick ChungPhoto Credit: Patrick Chung

Where were you born? Kingston, Jamaica

How long in Boston? 6 1/2 years

Where do you live now? Mansfield

Occupation? Professional Athlete for the New England Patriots

Favorite Restaurant: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Best Sushi: The Gostowski Roll at Skipjack’s at Patriot Place

Best Italian: Table at 10 in North Attleboro

Best dessert: Butter cake from Mastro’s Steakhouse

Best place for a romantic date: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston for couple’s massages

Best place for a power business meeting: Anywhere, as long as it’s a private place and the job gets done!

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Boston Marriott Long Wharf

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Hard to pick just one, but either Nordstrom’s or Lord & Taylor

Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches: My jeweler in New Jersey, Gabe Etiole

Favorite Charity Event: My very own, Chung Changing Lives’ annual Open Mic Karaoke Fundraiser

Best Steakhouse: Mooo….

Best Pizza: No preference as long as they have a good pepperoni pizza!

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Gillette Stadium

Best Massage: Hope Rappoli of Hands of Hope

Best Driving Service: Patriots Limousine and Car Service in Foxboro

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: British Virgin Islands

Describe Boston in three words: Fast paced life

All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

Best aspect of Boston: It’s a sports town