Red Ginger

Friday, June 23rd, 2006 | 2:03 pm and filed in Friends.

My friend, Ernst Nathorst-Böös, is visiting California on holiday with his wife and son. Unfortunately, my schedule has been quite busy, so I was only able to meet them one evening for dinner up in Half Moon Bay. It was one of those rare days on the Coast where the day started without fog, and continued into the evening. A perfect day to get out of the 100° heat of the inland area and get to the coast.

Our mutual friend, Christopher, has a restaurant called Red Ginger just north of Half Moon Bay in the little coastal town of La Granada. Our Dinner was excellent, and Ernst’s son was quite entertaining. The pan asian style of food was new to the lad, and it was interesting to hear his parents explain the concept of a fried wonton in Swedish. I was impressed that he had some skill with chopsticks! but I showed him that wontons should be eaten with your hands. He quite enjoyed them and practically ate the entire plate by himself.

Christopher eventually managed to join us late. Since the highway at Devil’s slide has yet to be repaired, his commute from SF was rather long. He ordered a slew of desserts including a Baked Alaska and home made ice creams. A selection of loose teas was brought out on a tray and Ernst’s son went through and smelled each one. Young Nathorst-Böös liked the sweet smell of the lychee tea, so we enjoyed dessert service with the lychee-oolong tea.

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