Monday, April 27, 2009
Dinner With Ken Oringer
TBF and celebrity chef Ken Oringer
There is nothing that I like more than a dinner party with great food, wine and really interesting, fun dinner companions filled with fantastic conversation. That's what was had recently at Ken Oringer's KO Prime restaurant on Tremont Street in Boston when we dined on a special four course beef dinner.
On my right sat the Guest of Honor, Andrew Rimas, Managing Editor of The Improper Bostonian and author of the book BEEF: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW MILK, MEAT AND MUSCLE SHAPED THE WORLD. To my left was restaurant PR counsel Chris Lyons. Adam Tiberio, Master Butcher, Concord Fish & Prime, radio personality Dean Johnson and his wife Diane, Boston Globe Editor Alexandra Hall and food jornalist Clare Leschin-Hoar turned the night from just another event into one of my most memorable dinners. What could be cooler than an evening with Ken Oringer, his wife and baby daughter and some great foodie discussion, finding amazing sources and the premiere of a new ice cream dessert that was beyond great (more on that later)?
Chris will be announcing a new Vineyard dining spot soon, very exciting, but I promised to hold my tongue. Dean regaled us with rock star stories (as we compared notes on southern Maine Coast restaurants), Andrew read passages from his book but the one who had us all at rapt attention was Adam with his insight into the very best cuts of meat and local sustainability. This was one damn interesting table!
The full review of the restaurant and the dinner will be coming soon but I can tell you now...it's going to be good.