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Mother's Day fusion

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase  May 12, 2008 02:31 PM

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From June Wulff:

My Mother's Day started with a moving visit to the New England Holocaust Memorial next to Faneuil Hall. It was a nice opportunity to talk about World War II with my Dad, who is a veteran and a WWII expert. My mom wanted to check out the North End, and since I'm off to Italy in two weeks, it was the perfect suggestion.

We expected to duck into an Italian eaterie for a casual lunch but ended up at a funky fusion spot called Flamepoeira Gallery/Cafe on Lewis Street. Dad had the Michaelangelo "Mama Shayna's Eggplant Special" Euro-style sandwich with grilled eggplant, olives, capers, and feta cheese. Mom loved the Edouard Manet "Kiss of French Toast" with Japanaese bread, a sprinkle of cocoa, whipped cream, and fruit (her daughter ate the apple slices). I had the Vincent Van Gogh of fresh mozzarrella and scrambled eggs on Japanese bread.

Everything was fresh, portions were generous, and the background music was a nice mix of world tunes. The fusion of history and good fusion food made for a lovely Mother's Day.

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