Ferry-friendly appetizers downtown
We'll be visiting next month, staying downtown, and are scheduled to head to Bainbridge Island for a family salmon dinner -- about 12 at table. We've been tasked with bringing hors d'oeuvre. I'm thinking of grabbing a bag of oysters from Taylor @ Melrose Mkt. that afternoon and loading up with assorted cheeses, charcuterie, breads, etc. @ DeLaurenti on the way to the ferry. No doubt tasty, but somewhat uninspired, and I'm not thrilled about lugging around a small cooler with ice and oysters. (We'll be walking.) Any better ideas?
You can get oysters from Jack's Fish Spot or the main High Stall fish counter, so you wouldn't have to tote your cooler all the way from capitol hill. You can get all your supplies at the market. I think the fish guys will give you frozen gell packs as well.
Or, pick yourself up what I have; an insulated picnic backpack, complete with detachable wine chill sleeve. Love that thing. Take it on every trip in case a picnic comes up, or I just want to keep some wonderful purchased food item chilled.
It's a quick walk to the ferry down through the lower levels of the market and bridge over Western Ave to the waterfront.:)
Let us know what you decide to do!
Maybe it's the oysters part that would complicate the transporting. But your other idea of cheeses, chartcuterie etc. sounds great. Perhaps tweak the appys concept by adding bruschettas, which you can prolly make after arriving. Add some olives, artichoke hearts, grilled eggplant (if grill/BBQ is available at destination, you can grill 'em there) and you're good :-)