This Wednesday evening, May 15, from 6-10 PM, 100 chefs will take to Boston’s most iconic park, Fenway, to celebrate the spirit of Boston in light of the marathon bombings. “Boston Bites Back”, organized by Chefs Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer, will truly be an epic event. Shortly after the marathon bombings, Chefs Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer made the decision to organize an event that would bring Bostonians together to celebrate the tragedy that devastated our city on April 15, 2013, and they decided to do it at Fenway. Aside from the chefs, Aramark, the Red Sox, Mayor Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick are all taking part in making this event a grand success.
This past week I had the opportunity to speak with Chef Ron Abell, Senior Executive Chef of Fenway Park, about the event. It’s not about the money, nor the fame, nor promoting oneself as a chef. Instead, it’s about the coming together to support what has happened to our city. To acknowledge the victims and their families and to raise money for those in need (which will be donated to the One Fund). It’s the coming together through food, “our common ground”, states Ming Tsai. At $100.00 a ticket (for general admission) you can gather at Fenway Park and enjoy the gifts 100 of the finest Boston chefs have to present on a plate. That’s only $2.00 a chef. Each concession stand at the park will be taken over by Chefs Jodi Adams, Jasper White, Chris Douglass, Todd English and 96 others. Small bites of their masterpieces will be served and paired with wine and beer. An auction will run auctioning off dining with Lydia Shire at her home, throwing out the first pitch at Fenway and hanging with Patriot’s coach, Bill Belichick at Gillette Stadium. If you are unable to attend you can still take part in the auction on line, but I do highly recommend, if you can, attending what is a one-time event in support of your fellow Bostonians and the One Fund.
For more information and a full list of chefs, and to purchase tickets log onto http://www.bostonbitesback.org/