Dinner and Conversation with Irene Li ’08
About the Event:
Join hosts Molly ’88 and Guillaume de Ramel for Chinese-American dishes designed for sharing — with a menu created just for Milton. Hear from Head of School Todd Bland and Mei Mei Chef and Owner Irene Li ’08, James Beard Rising Star Semi-Finalist, on the important role of Milton faculty
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Mei Mei Restaurant
506 Park Drive, Boston
About the Venue:
Mei Mei is a sibling-run food truck, restaurant, and sauce company serving up creative Chinese-American cuisine made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Mei Mei prides themselves on serving humanely raised meat, produce from small farms, and some of the most creatively delicious street food out there.
Mei Mei Restaurant, named Eater Boston’s Restaurant of the Year, opened in November 2013 serves up creative and contemporary table service dinner, providing a thoughtfully crafted dining experience that seeks to address the complicated ethics that surround restaurant food and restaurant work.
“In the kitchen, creativity is messy. Sometimes we find a dish we want to make, and we systematically create it from the top down, using a recipe as guidance and providing our own touches. Sometimes we invent things… The Double Awesome, our signature sandwich and bestseller, we invented from the leftovers of three other dishes. It just sort of happened—a lot of our food is like that. Our creativity comes out of limitations, some of which are self-imposed.”
— quoted in “One Truck, Local Sources, Ingenuity with a Dose of Love,” by Liz Matson, Milton Magazine, Spring 2013