Maria Menounos is taking her talents to the kitchen. The popular author, host and self proclaimed foodie is opening a pop-up kitchen at Boston’s Fenway Park. According to the release,
The opening of “Maria’s Greek Kitchen” marks a return of sorts to Fenway for Menounos, who grew up in nearby Medford, MA, attended Emerson College in Boston, and sold sausages behind a cart outside Fenway Park, before and after Red Sox games. A self-professed foodie, Menounos’ collaboration with Aramark brings together two of her greatest passions – cooking and Boston sports. The new concept showcases Menounos’ Greek heritage and love of food, and features a line-up of homemade Mediterranean specialties fit for a ballpark, such as gyros, lettuce wraps, hummus plates and kabobs. Located on Yawkey Way, the stand – debuting September 4th — is a first-of-its-kind for Menounos. The development of “Maria’s Greek Kitchen” with Aramark builds on the success and popularity of Menounos’ Greek food line, “Maria’s Greek Delights.”
“I’m blown away to be launching my first brick-and-mortar food venture at, of all places, Fenway Park, the greatest ballpark in the world in my forever home of Boston! I come from a long line of professional Greek cooks, so I feel an obligation to stay true to my roots with authentic recipes and high-quality ingredients,” says Menounos. “I also wanted to add even more healthier options for Fenway fans and items that are easy to tote and consume. Working with Aramark, Maria’s Greek Kitchen achieves all of that!”
“We’re continually working with the Red Sox to develop new and innovative ways to enhance the dining experience at Fenway Park, and Maria’s genuine affinity for the Red Sox and great tasting food make this a natural fit,” said Carl Mittleman, president of Aramark’s Sports & Entertainment division. “We are thrilled to partner with Maria and look forward to this new concept complementing Fenway Park’s already diverse menu and distinctive tastes.”
Maria also took to Instagram to announce the upcoming venture posting,
Excited to give you a sneak peek of my new concept w/ @aramarkSports at Fenway Park! #MariasGreekKitchen” launches Labor Day…I’ve been working on this for a long time. Don’t get me wrong I love me some nachos and hot dogs but sometimes you want something healthier. My goal was to make eating healthy simple at a game. Everything is organic too which was important to me after the health issues we have been facing in our family. Some of the ingredients are sourced right upstairs on the fenway roof top garden! If you like this idea share this post with friends who may wanna visit:) I will be there Monday hoping to see everyone enjoy it! Post pics with the hashtag #MariasGreekKitchen if you try something and like it! Your support will mean the world!
Cool! The Hummus Plate and Kabob in a cup sounds good to me!
Photos and info courtesy of Aramark and Instagram.