By: Jessica Cickay
At the 8th Annual Spoonful of Ginger gala to benefit the Joslin Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AAID), I successfully managed to enjoy not only a spoonful, but a forkful, a bowlful and, true to my eating style, a how-can-I-fit-more-plates-in-my-handful of tasty bites for an important cause. For more information about this cause, click here. Hosted in the Museum of Fine Arts’ Art of the Americas Wing, the event allowed guests to learn the tasty benefits of giving. Giving their time, their knowledge, their voices and their donations, guests received exactly the intended goal of the AAID: “A one-of-a-kind food tasting event featuring Boston’s finest culinary artists.”
Nearly 500 guests and over 25 restaurants attended the Spoonful of Ginger gala, with each and every guest ready to indulge in each and every restaurant’s culinary creations. The Joslin Diabetes Center packs a big punch here in Boston and has teamed up with some of the city’s top chefs year after year to bring big names to the big affair. With chefs like Jasper White of Summer Shack, Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang/Flour Bakery, and Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley’s Bistro showing off their culinary skills, a healthy spoonful of celebrity certainly entered the building.
|Mini Lemon Meringue|
|Shrimp and Couscous|
|Sea Bass in Cabbage|
|Bowl of Everything!|
A Spoonful of Ginger was once again one of the classiest and tastiest nights of the year, bringing together people with big hearts and even bigger appetites for one of the biggest issues plaguing a population. I’d eat to the Joslin Asian American Diabetes Initiative any day!