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PicKNICK on St. Cloud, located on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway overlooking both Times Square and Bryant Park, transports guests to a stylish summer soiree—at once reminiscent of wistful backyard days and innovative alfresco celebrations. Peppered with nostalgic flavors while appealing to the contemporary palate, Chef Charlie Palmer and Executive Chef Christopher Engel have developed three different picnic baskets for guests to enjoy this summer: The American, The French, and The Mediterranean. View the full selections here.
The dishes in The American basket are modern twists on traditional summertime favorites and include petite ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches with dijon, classic deviled eggs, “Ants on a Log” served two ways and fresh cherries. The French basket captures the effortless sophistication of vacationing in the French countryside and includes iconic bites like Solex Sturgeon caviar, a Rougie foie gras pate, Champagne grapes, and fresh Camembert cheese with Acacia honey. And finally, The Mediterranean conjures images of picnicking along a rocky azure coastline with dishes such as house-made pita, marinated feta, salami, Taggiasca olives, taramasalata, Marcona almonds and quicos de chocolate—a chocolate-covered corn.
To complete each PicKNICK experience, a half-bottle of Ruinart Champagne is available for purchase. All baskets are served table-side and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
We have also partnered with Lejay Crème de Cassis,to create three fanciful summer cocktails Sparkling wine is topped with Lejay, seltzer, and lemon over ice in The Lejay Spritz—perfect for lounging in the sun on a summer Friday. We are also launching two punch-style cocktails intended for sharing; The French Twist—with spiced rum and lime—and the hotel’s signature summer drink, Wrong Way Rosé, which bubbles over with Lejay, drunken berries, fresh citrus, and a bottle of rosé tipped atop.
The hotel is celebrating “Summer Fridays” with one complimentary Lejay Spritz cocktail for guests who arrive at St. Cloud Social before 2:00 p.m.
In addition to the picnic baskets, guests can enjoy small bites from the summer rooftop menu, with highlights that include Maine Lobster Rolls with Burrata and cherry tomato confit; refreshing Piña Colada and Margarita Popsicles; and inventive cocktails such as the Brazilian Orchard with Avua Silver Cachaca,green apple and cucumber.
St. Cloud Social opens at 4:00 p.m. daily and at noon on Fridays now through Labor Day.
For more information, email StCloud@theknickerbocker.com.