Picnic at the Hollywood Bowl
Taking mom, dad & boyfriend to the Hollywood Bowl for mom's birthday. I love cooking and planning picnics and am super excited to do this one up fancy evening picnic style.
I have a few things planned and am looking for maybe one more big food item (though I could be talked into two).
I know I am making buttermilk farro salad
I haven't tried it yet, but I have all the ingredients and it sounds awesome.
other items in consideration
A loaf of fresh bay cities bread (of course bread + farro is a lot of carbs...
I'm thinking grapes & cubed watermelon for fruit
and some cheese (mom just discovered Humboldt fog & I have some dairy fresh veggie gouda I just picked up)
We've got brownies for dessert
Any other suggestions? We can always use the bread to make sandwiches - but I was trying to think of something else that will travel well. I have an insulated picnic set to keep things warm/ cold
I have a ton of veggies from the garden at my disposal - summer squash, cucumber, green beans
I'll have a half day on Friday to prepare.
Okay, my father is not a picky eater - I promise! There are three things that he doesn't like salmon (unless it's sashimi), olives (capers are tolerated but not preferred) and meat loaf. I didn't think I would have to specify since that's a pretty limited "don't like" list..
I on the other hand, will add this salmon recipe to my to do list as well. I don't know about the whole platter, but watching the sauce go on the salmon was making me drool. I'm loving all these ideas!
Are you trying to avoid meat? If not, I'd say that is what is missing----maybe do some kind of chicken satay or buy some salami & other sausage to go with the cheese/bread. I always take cold roasted shrimp to the bowl with either a cilantro or pesto dipping sauce. As far as your garden veggies, why not grill them the night before & serve on a platter with vinagrette & some grated pecorino? I love Hollywood Bowl picnics.