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Peter Breining
Public Relations Coordinator

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 912-3364
Fax: (617) 574-7203

Boston, MA – [June 25, 2014] -- Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, close to some of the best picnic sites in Boston Common and the Public Garden, is offering picnic baskets to go just in time for summer’s arrival.

With Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performing “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare July 23 – August 10, and some of the most stunning sun sets still to come, now is the time to gather a group of friends or surprise a date with an outdoor picnic in some of Boston’s most idyllic settings.

And, The Ritz-Carlton hopes you’ll bring your dog along for your outdoor dining excursion as summer treats are also available for your canine companion who will love sprawling out on the grass with you (under a shady tree, of course!)

Simply call Artisan Bistro at 617-574-7176 at least 24 hours in advance and pre-order a fully stocked picnic basket to go including:

  1. The Boston Common - $85.00 per basket, plus taxes. Includes choice of two specialty sandwiches, two salads, two side dishes and two desserts.

  2. The Public Garden – $125.00 per basket, plus taxes. Includes choice of four gourmet open face sandwiches, two salads, two artisanal selections and of two desserts. 

  3. The Rover - for dogs – $50.00 per basket, plus taxes. Includes the following items from Pawsh Dog Boutique in Boston’s Back Bay: an Orbee-Tuff durable frisbee, a Chuck-It toss ball, Planet Dog reusable travel bowl and a hamburger cookie treat baked fresh from Boston Barkery.

Complete picnic basket menus are attached. Baskets come with Chef’s selection of fresh whole fruit and choice of bottled water, soda or juice. For those picnicking with children, Artisan Bistro will add in items from the restaurant’s children’s menu for an additional $20.00. Disposable plates and utensils are also included and guests may keep the Artisan Bistro picnic tote. The only thing left to consider is WHERE and WHEN to picnic! But hurry, picnic baskets from Artisan Bistro are available in limited quantities through Labor Day only.
Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery Street, Boston, MA. 617-574-7176

A Perfect Picnic in the Park*

The Boston Common $85 for 2
Specialty Sandwich ( select 2 ) | Salad ( select 2 ) | Side Item (select 2) | Dessert (select 2)

Turkey Club on Rye | Tomato &Maplebrook Farm Burrata | Rolled Oats Granola Bar | Chocolate Chip Cookie
Ham and Swiss on Whole Wheat | Pasta, Roasted Pepper | Lightly Salted Pretzels | Soft Oatmeal Cookie
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese | American Style Potato Salad | Air-Popped Corn |Mini Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes
Archer Angus Farms Steak Wrap | Marinated Seasonal Vegetables | Cape Cod Chips | Fresh Fruit Tart
Chicken Caesar Wrap | Classic BLT Coleslaw | Crisp Vegetables Chips | Decadent Brownie
Ward’s Berry Farm Vegetable Wrap | Assorted Fresh Fruit Salad | New England Trail Mix | French Macarons

The Public Garden $125 for 2
Gourmet Open Face Sandwich (select 4) | Salad ( select 2 ) | Artisan Selection ( select 2 ) | Dessert ( select 2 )

Serrano Ham and Melon | Nicoise Salad | Artisanal Cheese | Assortment of Freshly Baked Cookies
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese | Whole Grain Quinoa Salad | Antipasti Selection | Mini Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes
Foley Seafood Mini Lobster Taco | Pasta, Roasted Pepper | Marinated Olives | New York Cheesecake
Cucumber and Cream Cheese | American Style Potato Salad | Artisan Bread and Dip | Fresh Fruit Tart
Duck Prosciutto and Orange | Classic Greek Salad | Spiced Nuts | Decadent Brownie
Chicken and Walnut | Tomato & Maplebrook Farm Burrata | Pickled Vegetables | French Macarons
Truffle Mushroom | Marinated Seasonal Vegetables | Mini Savory Quiche | Pink Lemonade Éclair
Cubed Egg and Tomato | Assorted Fresh Fruit Salad | Cape Cod Chips | Petit Fours

Menu items for Children
Peanut Butter & Jelly or Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Grapes, The Ritz-Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bottled Water or Juice

Menu is designed using fresh, local ingredients from these farms

Maplebrook Farm
Bennington, VT 

Maitland Mountain Farm
Salem, MA 

Ward’s Berry Farm
Sharon, MA Archer Angus Farms

Archer, ME  Foley Seafood
Boston, MA

Add “The Rover” for your four-legged friend $50
From Pawsh Dog Boutique in Boston’s Back Bay: an Orbee-Tuff durable frisbee, a Chuck-It toss ball, Planet Dog reusable travel bowl and a hamburger cookie treat baked fresh from Boston Barkery.

Both Basket options include Chef’s selection of whole fruits and your choice of bottled water, soda or juice as well as disposable plates, napkins, and utensils. Keepsake Artisan Bistro picnic basket also included with both packages.

Please place your order by calling (617) 574-7176.

Please allow 24 hours advance notice on all orders.

*Feeling more adventurous or looking to go a bit farther than
Boston Common right outside our door?

Please see one of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common’s knowledgeable concierge who will happily offer excellent alternate locations for your Perfect Picnic.