How To Prepare For Marathon Monday In Style

Monday is Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord (the first battles of the American Revolutionary War). It’s also better known in Boston as Marathon Monday. To prepare for the 26.2-mile challenge, we have rounded up some of the best ways to do just that in style.

VIP Experience with Pedro Martinez:

On Sunday night, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and his wife Carolina are hosting a VIP experience known as Rally with 45 to support the inaugural creation of the Pedro Martinez Foundation Boston Marathon team. The event will feature a haute VIP area with full dinner and a meet-and-greet with Pedro, all to benefit his foundation, which educates and supports under served children and families in Latin America and the United States.

Where to Carbo Load:

The Marathon is all about indulging in carbs the night before to be sure you have enough energy and stamina to last the entire race. The luxe Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Back Bay is offering handmade pastas like their potato gnocchi with mushrooms and white truffle oil, penne with Applewood smoked chicken, sundried tomato, walnuts and cream that are sure to keep you fueled.

Davio'sPhoto Credit: Davio’s

Over at Outlook Kitchen and Bar at the Envoy Hotel, you won’t want to miss their three-course, pre-fixe, high carb, high protein offering that includes dishes like Power Grain Salad, Bay of Fundy Salmon and a Seasonal Berry Parfait. After completing the race, celebrate your accomplishment with the specialty Finish Line cocktail (made with organic vodka, coconut water and prosecco) available throughout this marathon weekend.

Finish Line CocktailPhoto Credit: Outlook Kitchen and Bar

Apres-Marathon Celebrations:

As if completing a 26.2-mile marathon isn’t reason for celebrating, we have a few more excuses lined up for you. Over at Grill 23 in Back Bay, the steakhouse is opening early at 12 p.m. for a day of celebration. After the race, head here for a taste of their legendary 100-Day Aged Prime Ribeye (trust us, it’s as good as it sounds), Grilled Swordfish or Pan-Seared Loch Halibut while sipping on a Peach Old Fashioned (Bulleit rye, house peach syrup, house bitters, orange spritz) or Death & Taxes (cigar infused Woodford reserve bourbon, peach syrup, lemon juice, fernet franca rinse).

Grill 23 - 100-Day RibeyePhoto Credit: Grill 23

The New York/Boston rivalry is in full swing here. While the Yankees have returned to New York, Chef George Mendes of New York’s Michelin starred Aldea Restaurant will be in town at The Parish Cafe to create a specialty sandwich to benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a food rescue organization. The Cheffy 26.2 sandwich is made with braised pork belly topped with cilantro, pickled carrots and cucumbers, dressed with smoked paprika and Piri Piri mayo, and is only available on Monday.

Cheffy 26.2Photo Credit: Parish Cafe

Ocean Prime is offering a Bibs for Burgers + Bourbon specialty on Marathon Monday that features their prime cheeseburger and a glass of Maker’s Mark bourbon to celebrate the finish line. Keep an eye out for General Manager Nick Foley, who is also running this year’s marathon.

Ocean PrimePhoto Credit: Ocean Prime

There is no better way to relax and unwind after running the 122nd Boston Marathon than with a Marathon Boost treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. The full-body massage is designed to target fatigued legs and feet and was created with runners in mind. Personalized techniques combined with a traditional hands-on massage and BelleCore body-buffing provide a deeply penetrating massage and exfoliation that flushes lactic acid from sore limbs, easing overworked joints and muscles.

Mandarin OrientalPhoto Credit: Mandarin Oriental, Boston