In a couple of weeks we are going to the Hollywood Bowl--this is a summer music venue for LA. Pre-performance picnics are standard and fancy is deemed good. For this visit, the other party has paid for all the tickets and we are bringing all the food [not a bad deal, actually].
So far, I'm leaning towards a frenchish theme but am still working out the details of the menu. In the past, I've made stuff like that french sandwich with the layers of tuna, marinated peppers, olive salad, etc and it turned out pretty well. I'm open to making it again as part of the menu but am interested in something new as well.
Our party of six has three kids and three adults. Three of the party eat pretty much anything they can stick a fork in or pick up with chopsticks, one is cautious but open, one believe that green food should not be eatten [but can be persuaded in exchange for dessert] and given the skinniness of the last, I'm really not sure she eats at all. Odds are good that we will be "lap eatting" as opposed to sitting at a table. I should have a good amount of time to prepare food as the event is on a Sunday.
Any ideas? recipes? must trys?