Thursday, June 11, 2009

Picnic & Fireworks

I love summers in Chicago. Despite the cool temperatures in June, it didn't stop us from enjoying opening night of the Grant Park Orchestra Concerts in the Park. Friends and I got together for a picnic where we brought some goodies to share. Here are some pics from our picnic and the concert we enjoyed...

Lots of people made it to opening night!

The Grant Park Orchestra setting up...


Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, Conductor; Stephen Hough, Piano

KEY/Arr. Toscanini Star Spangled Banner
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

The Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Friends who came out to picnic & enjoy the concert...

Some of our picnic eats!

Our picnic potluck included....

Casatiello Rolls

Gourmet cheeses
Assorted crackers
Shelled walnuts
Assorted sausage and salami
Pasta salad
Potato salad
Tortilla chips & mango salsa
Frango chocolates
Macadamia nut caramels
Lemon bars
Smores bars
Date & Nut cake
Salt Water Taffy
Milk Caramel Candies
Chocolate covered strawberries
... and lots of wine!

After the concert, we hit up Navy Pier to catch the weekly fireworks. It was a beautiful night and a great way to end the day...