My wife and I had been wanting to go to Blue Ginger, run by the star of PBS's Simply Ming , for a long time. We finally used our anniversary as an excuse, and we weren't disappointed. After appetizers and a delicious dinner of orange-marinated lamb shank for me and ribeye steak with asian mole and cilantro cream for my wife, we settled in for dessert. I had the sesame pecan caramel nut tart with roasted banana ice cream and hot fudge (I passed on the coffee caramel, as I dislike coffee). All I can say is Yummmmmmmm. My wife had the pineapple-upside down cake with a fruity sauce and fennel-vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Yummmmmmm again. The fennel-vanilla ice cream had just a hint of fennel, so even my fennel- and licorice-disliking wife found it delicious.
Blue Ginger is a bit pricey, but well worth a trip for a special occasion if you live in or visit the Boston area.