Friday, August 6, 2010
Food Networks Master Chef Ming Tsai is one of my favorite people. When I learned the Literary Sisters Retreat was scheduled for Boston, MA the first thing I did was to check out the details on Blue Ginger, his restaurant in Wellesley, MA. My sister Charmaine along with friends Gloria and Ellen met at the airport, picked up a car and headed out. Thanks to the GPS we were there about 30 minutes before the lunchtime service ended. We each had the signature dish - Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish. Appetizers of calamari with a terriyaki mint sauce and shiitake-leek spring rolls with a three chile dipping sauce was the start of this "more than I could ever imagine" experience that ended with desserts - key lime icecream sandwich, vanilla creme brulee, and bittersweet chocolate pot. We bought his cookbooks - how well do you think we'll be able to replicate those dishes?