Whenever summer comes, outdoor concert and movie series are sure to follow. And when those roll around, attendees fall into one of two categories of blanket-sitter: the ones with the carefully arrayed spread of brie, fruit, chilled shrimp, and mineral water; and the ones with the Gatorade and Doritos. We, like many people, fall roundly into the latter camp, our caprese salad dreams thwarted by the a demanding work schedule and a lack of readily available tupperware.
Thank god for Lockwood, then, who come to the rescue with their brand new Picnic in the Park packages, each of which feeds two Millennium Park-goers in the highest of style. The Appetizer Package ($40) includes your choice of two arrays from a selection of fruit and cheese, bruschetta, or shrimp cocktail; the Salad and Sandwiches Package ($50) provides heartier fare with a choice of two from Cobb, Caesar, beef-and-arugula, and caprese salads, and sandwiches like chicken Waldorf, tomato-mozzarella, and smoked salmon. All packages come with beverages for two, and dessert of your choice. The Picnic in the Park promotion runs through September 30.