Date(s) - 05/16/2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
One of Boston’s most anticipated culinary occasions of the year, A Taste of Ginger, is back this year in a new way. The virtual event on Sunday, May 16th will feature a cultural performance including America’s Got Talent magician Will Tsai, Pianist George Li of the New England Conservatory, and Xiaoyi Chen of the New England Championship Wushu Academy, cooking demonstrations from beloved Boston chefs, a silent auction, and food from the city’s top restaurants delivered straight to each guest’s home. Proceeds from A Taste of Ginger will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) which works to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for the rising number of Asian Americans living with diabetes and collaborates with Joslin as they work to find a cure.
Just as in years past, supporters can explore the cuisine of a dozen of Boston’s most celebrated chefs such as Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery + Café, Tracy Chang of PAGU, Jasper White of Summer Shack, and Jimmy Liang of the JP Fuji Group. Guests will receive a box with samplings from each restaurant straight to their front door the day of the event. Each tasting box serves two people. (Guests must live within 50 miles of Boston and purchase the appropriate ticket level to be eligible for a tasting box.) For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.joslin.org/ginger.
Culinary chair Bik Fung Ng has been a committee member of A Taste of Ginger since its creation in 2005; she has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry and has been an activist in the Asian community for many years, often collaborating with the AADI on nutrition-related projects. This year’s event honors Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz who have been involved with Joslin and A Taste of Ginger for many years and were instrumental in the event’s partnership with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Emceed by the experienced NBC10 Boston and NECN anchor and reporter Audrey Asistio, the event will show appreciation for its current and past restaurant partners that have been impacted by COVID-19 and will celebrate the substantial advances the AADI has made through research, education, outreach, and culturally appropriate treatments. This event marks the 16th year that funds raised by supporters of A Taste of Ginger have helped fund the important work of the AADI.
If you are unable to attend the event, please click here to donate to A Taste of Ginger!
WHEN: Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Tickets including food from restaurant partners are $250. Tickets without food still include a gift box for $150. Tickets can be purchased at www.joslin.org/ginger.