I look forward to summer picnics year-round. One of my favorite dining destinations is Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: the ultimate “dinner and a show." At the last Symphony on the Prairie concert, I was in good company, referring to both my friends AND a fabulous meal.
Our menu included a salad with Indiana tomatoes from Johnny’s Market in Broad Ripple, lemon and pepper pasta, chicken piccata, and fresh fruit for dessert. Not bad for novice cooks, right? I recommend using paper plates for easy clean-up, but we also brought Nalgenes and flatware to be eco-friendly. If you are anything like me, a roll of paper towels is a must in case of spills.
For the upcoming concert ,The Music of Queen , I plan to concoct a cool fruit or cucumber infused water for these hot summer nights. Despite sometimes foreboding forecasts, “the bowl," or the area in front of the stage, always seems to grab the breeze from the west just right. I have donned a light jacket after sunset at the prairie at both concerts so far this year.
There are few, if any, other Indianapolis attractions where you can have world-class entertainment in such a picturesque setting (I probably pull out my camera every five minutes to catch the best view of the American flag bellowing in the breeze and the moon overhead). If you care to join, there’s always room on my picnic blanket for one more!