Modern American Picnic

Modern American Picnic

Presented By: Campari, 7x7 magazine & KCBS

Participating Chefs: Lori Baker and Jeff Banker - Baker & Banker, Nick Balla & Cortney Burns- Bar Tartine.

Jeff Banker and Lori Baker became friends with Nick Balla during his days at O Izakaya, where they often came in for dinner and found inspiration in his cooking. When an opportunity to cook together revealed itself, the friends jumped at the chance to create something special in the kitchen together. The trio invites you to Baker & Banker for a feast of all-American picnic classics—sophisticated takes on family-style favorites like fried chicken, mac & cheese and other sides paired with local beers on tap. With this unique dinner you can enjoy what’s best about a summer picnic without the hassle of ants, bees or rain-outs.

Guests will begin their meal with a handcrafted Campari aperitif, especially created by the chefs.



Melon and almond milk gazpacho shots with lobster and cucumber relish

Hors d’oeuvres plate

Pickled cherry and homemade ricotta bruschetta on grilled bread with black pepper honey
Assorted pickles- watermelon rinds, dill pickles,
Deviled eggs with summer truffle
Cured king salmon with fennel and rye bread
Grilled shrimp, preserved lemon guacamole, micro coriander
Smoked beef tongue, potato salad with horseradish cream and dill flower mustard, purslane


Old Bay Fried chicken
Sweet corn croquettes with huitlacoche mayonnaise
Pickled and fresh green bean salad, radish, cilantro, toasted barley, buttermilk dressing
Cumin and chipotle coleslaw
Grilled summer squash with slow cooked cherry tomatoes, fried capers and mint


Kafir pound cake with apricot jam and sour cream
Blueberry pie sundae

A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will benefit the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA).

Must be 21 or over to attend. Advanced ticket purchase required. All prices inclusive of beverages and gratuity.

Monday, July 9th @ 6 p.m.

Baker & Banker

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