5/03/2013 04:40:00 PM

Chefs Rally for Boston Bites Back Fund-raiser

Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer are spearheading Boston Bites Back.
Boston’s top chefs (read: nurturers) are coming together to serve up delish dishes to raise money for One Fund Boston, the charity recently established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help victims of the Marathon bombings. The fund has already raised more than $28 million, and the amount rises by the day if not by the hour.

But chefs Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon) and Ken Oringer (Clio, Toro, Coppa, La Verdad) together with the mayor, the governor and the Boston Red Sox, want to do more. That’s why they’re hosting Boston Bites Back, a fund-raising tasting event at Fenway Park on May 15. The goal is to raise $1 million for One Fund Boston. Participating chefs include Jody Adams (Trade, Rialto), Tiffani Faison (Sweet Cheeks Q), Gordon Hamersley (Hamersley's Bistro), Chris Douglass (Ashmont Grill, Tavolo) and others.

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,” said Tsai in a statement. “This event is an occasion for Bostonians to reconnect over food, mingle with chefs and honor our city’s inspiring resilience. It’s an opportunity for Bostonians to literally ‘bite’ back.”

Chefs will be serving guests from behind the concession stands in Fenway Park as well as tables set up throughout the Big Concourse and the Budweiser deck. Five thousand general access tickets will be sold at $200 apiece; 200 VIP tickets will be sold at $1,000 each and allow access to an intimate and exclusive gathering in Fenway’s EMC Club. There will be an online auction leading up to the event, featuring one-of-a-kind packages including unique dining experiences from Oringer and Tsai, personal shopping with fashion expert Gretta Monahan and hometown sports venues.

Boston Bites Back, held Wednesday, May 15, takes place 6-10 PM (click here for tickets).


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