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Peter Breining
Public Relations Coordinator
peter.breining@ritzcarlton.com

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

Don't leave Fido behind!  Picnic with your Pooch with delicious and playful treats from Pawsh Dog Boutique

Boston, MA – [April 20, 2015] -- Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, located near some of the best picnic sites in Boston Common and the Public Garden, is again offering picnic baskets to go just in time for summer’s long awaited arrival.

With rising temperatures on the horizon and some of the most stunning sun sets just around the corner, now is the time to start planning an outdoor picnic in some of Boston’s most idyllic settings with a group of friends or a romantic date.

And, The Ritz-Carlton hopes you’ll bring your dog along for your outdoor dining excursion since 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!)

Available all summer long, starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through September 30, 2015, Artisan Bistro's picnic baskets to go should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  All picnic baskets include two passes to ride the Swan Boats in the Public Garden.  

Select from:

The Boston Common - $90.00 per basket, plus taxes.  Includes choice of two sandwiches, two salads, two side dishes, two desserts and two Swan Boat passes.<br>

The Public Garden – $130.00 per basket, plus taxes.  Includes choice of two specialty sandwiches, two artisanal salads, two deluxe side dishes, two desserts and two Swan Boat passes.

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.  

Picnic baskets come with a 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 custom Artisan Bistro picnic tote that carries all items for an unforgettable summertime picnic experience.

The only thing left to consider is where to picnic!  And, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common on-staff "picnic planner" has made that an easy decision by offering these following recommendations:

  • The Charles River which spans 23 miles throughout greater Boston
  • North End’s waterfront Christopher Columbus park
  • Take a day trip to Castle Island and enjoy views of Boston's skyline and nearby Harbor Islands
  • Picnic off the tip of Cape Ann at Halibut Point State Park
  • Watch the ships arrive in Boston Harbor at Lewis Wharf
  • Copley Square in Back Bay is the perfect pre and post-shopping picnic spot
  • Take a short ferry to the beaches of Cape Cod or Provincetown and picnic there

Call 617-574-7176 to place all picnic basket orders, 24 hours in advance.  Artisan Bistro is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery Street, Boston, MA.  Share your picnic photos and experiences at #RCMemories.