The barricades have come down, and the improvised memorials for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have been moved to Copley Square park, but still, every day, fresh flowers and notes and signs appear, including the three small presents in the first photo. (And no, I didn’t look inside them.) I visited a week ago this past Sunday – the photos show what I found.
For the next month visitors to the Boston area will find multiple opportunities to eat and drink in ways that directly assist the families affected by events on Marathon Monday.
To begin, Rialto is hosting a WINE DINNER TO BENEFIT THE ONE FUND with winemaker Marco Pallanti of the Tuscan vineyard Castello di Ama this Wednesday evening, May 8th at 7:00 PM. Spectacular food and wine. Click on the link for the full menu with wines, and reservation info. As of this writing there are 6 seats remaining.
Visit fabled Fenway Park (Go Sox!) for BOSTON BITES BACK on Wednesday, May 15th, from 6 – 10 PM. The link offers more details, an hourly update of participating chefs and restaurants (your favorites are probably already there, including Rialto), and access to Charity Buzz’s online auction.
On May 1st Boston area chefs and restaurateurs announced the formation of the ALL FOR ONE to support The One Fund Boston. (Thank you, Tim and Nancy Cushman of O Ya for coming up with this.) Leaders in the Boston restaurant and food community will donate 1% of sales for the month of May to – and raise awareness of – The One Fund Boston. When you make a reservation at your dining destination ask if the restaurant is participating in the ALL FOR ONE campaign.
So, if you’ve been thinking about visiting Beantown–or you already live nearby–bring your appetite and your heart to a table where everyone is from Boston. Thanks. Ken