Dozens of talented chefs took over Fenway Park last night for Boston Bites Back, a charity event held exactly one month after the Boston Marathon bombings to raise money for the One Fund.
As the first food-related event Fenway has ever hosted, Boston Bites Back was a huge success (and then some). The BIGfish team was among the nearly 5,000 attendees who spent the evening exploring Fenway and enjoying delicious bites from more than 90 Boston-area restaurants.
Of the 60,000+ hors d’oeuvres, which ranged from Tavern Road’s lamb pâté to Blue Ribbon’s North Carolina BBQ and Blue Dragon octopus with Ma La Oil, we had two clear favorites: Clio’s ice cream sandwiches made of rich chocolate cookies and honey butter ice cream, and Mandarin Oriental’s fried artichokes with parmesan cheese. Still searching for the recipes for those two…
In addition to the delicious food, we had the chance to experience some great aspects of Fenway that are usually off-limits to the general public. We walked around the warning track, sat in the dugouts and even touched the green monster – fun for anyone, and especially exciting for Red Sox fans like us!
But the best part of Boston Bites Back wasn’t the food, the drinks or even the chance to experience Fenway like never before. The most enjoyable aspect of the evening was simply celebrating the Boston community and reveling in how the city has truly come together over the past month. A big thank you to Boston Bites Back for putting on a great event that let our city’s spirit shine – #BostonStrong.
—Jacqui Johnstone, Assistant Account Manager