This weekend’s forecast calls for a bright and sunny 80 degrees, so what better way to ring in Labor Day than with a picnic outside? Whether you’re planning a night out at the Hollywood Bowl or heading to The Strand, there are plenty of hotels and restaurants offering great packages to grab gourmet grub-on-the-go. Check out our Haute picks:
701 Stone Canyon Road
Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air offers the “Bel-Air Basket” where guests can choose from dozens of a la carte items, including a big eye tuna nicoise salad and burrata and prosciutto di parma sandwich. The basket is complete with a blanket, thermos, wine glasses and other picnic favorites.
Lexington Social House
1718 Vine Street
The restaurant offers its signature Fried Jidori Chicken in buckets, as well as a selection of charcuterie and cheese boards.
The Larder at Tavern
11658 San Vicente Boulevard
For a true chef-to-basket experience, The Larder at Tavern offers multiple picnic packages to satisfy all palates. “The Brentwood” offers a slow roasted salmon with cucumber yogurt while “The Young Frenchman” features a watermelon salad with tomato, mint and feta.
321 N. Robertson Blvd.
Executive chef Giselle Wellman created a luxurious picnic package of caviar, pate, charcuterie, smoked salmon and other favorites in Petrossian’s signature basket.
1515 Ocean Avenue
This Santa Monica boutique property offers a Twilight Concert Series package that sets guests up with a gourmet picnic, concert and dance lesson with one of the area’s instructors. The package will be available until Sept. 6.