A few weeks ago, I was invited, as a member of My Blog Spark, to a dinner at Myers + Chang in Boston. It was supposed to be a thank you dinner for members of the network, and I was allowed one guest. Since my kids were going to be at my parents house for my Hawaii trip the next morning, my husband and I decided to make a date night of it. My husband doesn’t typically like Chinese food, but Myers + Chang is more of an upscale restaurant with high-quality food.
After we arrived, we were seated at a table for two. I was surprised that it wasn’t more of a networking event, but we did have a great dinner. The first two courses were delicious, and by the time our entrees arrived, we were already full. But, we still dug in, and my husband finished his entree (Kung Pao Chicken). I thought mine, the Spicy Ginger Chicken dish, was a bit sweet, but ate all of the chicken pieces, which were really great quality.
When our host for the event got up to speak, we all thought it was to thank us for coming – which she did. But then, she made the shocking and surprising announcement that the restaurant had actually helped them pull a switcheroo – the entrees we received weren’t from the restaurant – they were Wanchai Ferry frozen meals!!
Jaws dropped. I was surprised, and of course, later put the pieces together – the fact that our server had to ask how spicy my meal was (when I asked her), the liability waiver we signed, the fact that there was no networking. But still, I was shocked. And so was my non-Chinese-food-liking husband, who devoured his dish.
So, I can honestly say Wanchai Ferry fooled me!
Disclosure: I was provided with dinner, a gift card to cover expenses, and coupons through My Blog Spark. Originally posted on Mom’s Favorite Stuff.