Since 2004 Business and Life Partners Ken Miller and Greg O'Neill have made artisan cheese and charcuterie food lovers extremely happy. Since opening their first boutique neighborhood store in Lakeview, the pair have opened a total of four authentically European retail stores and two bistro type restaurants in Chicago, featuring high-quality artisanal domestic and international cheeses, freshly baked breads, a wide variety of carefully selected wines, cheese loving craft beer, spirits and accompaniments like charcuterie meats and locally produced sweets.
The idea for Pastoral was born, quite simply, after Miller and O'Neill realized that they couldn't buy all of the items for a picnic basket at one store. Today, in addition to their successful retail, catering, restaurant and wholesale business, Pastoral offers picnic-aficionados perfectly packed one-stop shop food baskets for outdoor dining, and this summer is no exception. They've expanded their line to include five bountiful made-to-order picnic baskets ranging from $39-$99. Customers can choose from the highest quality cut-to-order artisan cheeses, freshly baked breads and crispy flatbreads, pate, salami, olives, honey and sweet treats. Hand selected wines can be added, paired expertly by Pastoral's Beverage Director.
Your perfectly packed picnic basket can be ready for a same day pick up or delivery, and ordered online: http://shop.pastoralartisan.com/index.php/picnics.html. Or call 800-721-4781.
See you on the lawn at Ravinia Park!
Food Photos: Courtesy of Pastoral
Picnic Basket and Wine Photos: Shutterstock