Italian Picnic Feast – The Florentine Chicago

It is that time of year to be outdoors as much as possible with such a small, beautiful weather, window in Chicago. One way to enjoy the summer is to take advantage of the concerts and films in Millenium Park at the Pritzker Pavilion. Nothing beats stretching out on the verdant lawn and sharing wine, food and the evening with friends and family.

Chef Zachary Walrath, of The Florentine in the JW Marriot at 151 W. Adams has upped your options for a bountiful Italian feast outdoors with his summer picnic basket offerings in celebration of National Picnic Month this July. The Florentine offers their gourmet picnic baskets featuring delicious Italian cuisine on the go. The baskets include Italian Summer in the City and the Ciao Bella Date Basket, perfect for an afternoon meal in the park or pairing with the city’s outdoor entertainment this season.

The Ciao Bella Date basket

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I have had Italy on the brain lately, thoughts of traveling to Italy and all the nooks and crannies of the towns.  I was thrilled when this package of carefully prepared and wrapped goodies arrived at my door so I can at least have a taste of Italy. I think it is a great idea! Italians love their food and wine, and The Florentine makes it possible for you to enjoy a bit of Toscana in Chicago. The restaurant is a few blocks away from the park and the Chef only needs a 3-4 hour notice to prepare your feast, just call the restaurant. You can have your own Italian adventure in the city and there is still plenty of summer left to do it! La vita e troppo breve per mangiare e bere male! (Life is too short to eat and drink poorly)

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Ciao Bella Date Basket


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