Early this week, I was invited by the co-chairs of the American Cancer Society Taste of Hope to attend and support the first ever Taste of Hope Goes to Broadway. It was a chill low key event filled with Broadway stars who did not recognize, but what is important is that money was raised and tickets were only $50 and it could be paid at the door. Admission included the opportunity to tour the newly renovated $6 million condo plus wines, and bites from Tolache and Delicatessen. Executive Chef Michael Ferraro led a team to present the delicious dishes that covered all types of eaters. The food presented were lean and healthy.
Tacuba HK – Brisket Tacos
Delicatessen’s Duck dumplings and Tuna Tartare
It was great to reconnect with the management team and committee members who I’ve had the pleasure of working with during the planning of the 12th Annual Taste of Hope Committee.
Cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death. Funding and donations are critical to finding the cause and cure to the various cancers.
On behalf of Tablespoonsandteaspoons we want to wish all mothers are very happy Mother’s Day.
My mother was a main inspiration to creating tablespoonsandteaspoons. When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2010, we were on a mission to find the best foods that would help treat the disease. This mission led to my thesis in 2014 the assessed current research on health literacy on rheumatic arthritis patients.
This year as requested by my mother she wanted a home cooked meal. So to knock two birds with one stone I did research and found a get gift idea…
These homemade bouquet dumplings. The rose dumplings were made with pork and the leaves were made with vegetables.
The total cost to make this creative gift is under $20.
Did you know that China Grill was around for almost thirty years? Well after one of the best fusion lunches I have had in a while, I can definitely testify to that.
Earlier this week, I caught up with a friend for lunch and both of us were definitely excited to explore the options. So below are the two bento boxes we created. Both of us ordered the Peking duck salad and wasabi mashed potatoes. My friend ordered the dumplings and salmon teriyaki and I was on the noodle box and shrimp red curry. Our bento boxes were “to die for”, presentation was beautiful but more importantly the taste was on point. It was definitely worth the $19.87 spent on this meal.
Peking duck salad, shrimp red curry, noodle box and wasabi mashed potatoes
In addition to the bento box, we decided order the popular salted caramel soufflé ($20), which has to be ordered ahead of time and it is served only on the lunch menu.
Made to order dessert that serves two people available during lunch
After devouring the divine dessert, that was well balanced. The sponge cake, plus the cream and caramel definitely hit the spot.
Lychee and cucumber punch
Lotus root dumplings
It was after 4pm and happy hour begins. My other friend contacted me and informed me that I have to come here for happy hour. It turns out she was right. The menu offers a lot of options for drinks such as cocktails and bar bites from their appetizer menu. So I settled for the lychee and cucumber cocktail ($8) with the lotus root dumplings ($7). Both choices were delicious.
Overall service for lunch and happy hour were awesome. My friend and I were satisfied and I can’t wait to share this experience with my friends and peers. Cheers to China Grill and their continuing success. See you soon China Grill!