Blue Ginger Restaurant - Wellesley, MA
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N 42° 17.707 W 071° 17.606
19T E 310938 N 4685090
Quick Description: Ming Tsai, who has been a passionate advocate for food allergy awareness and safety, owns this restaurant, offering East-Meets-West fusion cuisine with knowledgeable and accommodating staff on food needs.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2013 4:20:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMGEGR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
In Wellesley, along Mass. Route 16/Washington Street, is the Blue Ginger Restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the west side of the road in a row of buildings that includes a locally owned department store, E. A. Davis & Co. Metered-parking is available on street.

The restaurant is elegant and pretty spacious. There are three dining areas. The interior also features an open kitchen with a 40-foot blue pearl granite counter, subtle recessed lighting and eco-friendly bamboo accents.

The food offered here is 'East meets West' cuisine, which means that Asian and Euro-American techniques have been combined to create new dishes. There are lunch and dinner menus and a gluten-free menu. The gluten-free menu [2013] included such offerings as: Sake-Miso Marinated Sablefish (a.k.a. Butterfish), Seared Duck Breast with Sweet Wasabi Sauce, and Blue Ginger "Coq au Vin" with Ginger Plum Wine Reduction. If you have other allergies or, for instance, additionally are a vegetarian, the staff can make up something on the spot, as well. A person in the party ordered a rice (gluten-free) noodle bowl with vegetables and vegetable broth and was very satisfied with it.

The restaurant was opened in February 1998, by Ming Tsai. Tsai is best known for his cooking show appearance, especially, "Simply Ming" on PBS and "East Meets West" on the Food Channel. He became empassioned about food allergies. This is from the Wikipedia Web Site:

"Tsai is a national spokesman for FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network); one of his sons has food allergies. He was the first chef in the United States to create a reference book that lists each allergen for every menu item. In 2010, Massachusetts became the first state to mandate that restaurants advise diners about food allergies and advise diners to notify servers of allergies, train staff on food allergies, and that managers have awareness training."

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Wikipedia (Ming Tsai):
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Website: [Web Link]

583 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA United States of America

Is WM Owner Celiac or Gluten Intolerant: No

Fast Food: no

100% Gluten Free: no

Telephone Number: Not listed

Restaurant's Email Address: Not listed

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