Whether you and your companion prefer slow-roasted chicken breast and chocolate cake, or ahi tuna tartar and lobster salad, this French classic has five basket options and will deliver for an extra $15.
Luxe Picnic Baskets for Your Outdoor Concert
Picnic baskets for you are sort of like biker shorts forcyclists: You don't love them, but to give your best performance, you need them. As the Hollywood Bowl kicks off its summer concert series this weekend, you'd be wise to leave the basket preparation to aprofessional. Here, the best boxed feasts money can buy.
Cube's baskets can be filled with an array of paninis, dried fruits, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, and they'll offer pairing suggestions from nearby wine shops.
With a bit of planning, baskets can be filled with chicken Milanese, oven-roasted beef tenderloin and a bottle of wine. Last minute? Just show up, ask for a box ($5) and load it with whatever looks good.
Bowl-wise, this new outpost is more convenient than the original on Third Street. And their no-frills baskets (sandwiches, fruit, salads and desserts the size of your head) are ready within three hours of your call.
For the truly show-stopping meal, Petrossian will ship you caviar, duck foie gras and smoked cod with crème fraiche in an isothermic tote. You can order online or by phone, but if you show up in person you can also buy wine.
This hidden Westside café will assemble a basket—and deliver it to you curbside—that's guaranteed to charm your date with three-course meals, cheese plates and a chocolate sampler. They'll even fill your thermos with their homemade marshmallow-topped hot chocolate.
OK, so you blew the ordering-ahead thing. Not to worry: The legendary Patina Group offers respectable to-go meals at Staccato or food and wine at Marketplace and Marketplace West.