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Gourmet Picnic at the Bent

Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Southbury, Connecticut

Location Details

Bent of the River Audubon Center

185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, 06488

Gourmet Picnic at the Bent

October 10, 2020 - Southbury, CT

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Enjoy the beauty of fall with a personal picnic! You are invited to the Bent of the River Audubon Center for a gourmet picnic, catered by Aquarian Caterers. Your meal will be made using fresh and local ingredients and packaged in an Audubon Gardening Bag. You may stay and enjoy your picnic at the Bent sanctuary (open until sunset) or take it with you.

Please make sure each member of your party brings and wears a mask, and practices social distancing while at the Bent. Restrooms at the Barn will be open for picnic participants. Orders due by Monday, October 5.

Place Your Order

Adult Options - $35 each

Option 1

  • Thai Peanut Noodles with Julienne Cucumbers and Scallions
  • Roasted Shortt’s Farm Organic Fall Veggies with Whipped Herbed Farm Cheese and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Crunchy Baguette with Local Roasted Shallot Butter
  • Organic Fruit Crisp or Toffee Coconut Brownie

Option 2

  • Thai Peanut Noodles With Julienne Cucumbers and Scallions
  • Roasted Chicken Waldorf with Blue Jay Orchard Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Yellow Raisins
  • Crunchy Baguette with Local Roasted Shallot Butter
  • Organic Fruit Crisp or Toffee Coconut Brownie

Kids Option - $15 each

  • Shell Pasta with Cubed Mozzarella, Salami and Organic Cherry Tomatoes Or Nutella Panini with Banana
  • Platter of Organic Veggies with House-made Ranch Dip
  • Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Come any time for pickup between 12 noon and 4 p.m. Pick up to take home, eat it here, or reserve a table at some of our best locations! BYOB welcomed. Beverage add-ons are also available.

Beverage Options

  • Add Wine $30
  • Add Bottled Water $1

Reserve a table at a Premiere Location for an Additional Cost: (Maximum # of people per table is 6)

  • The Birding Balcony - $50
  • North Site by the River at the Boardwalk - $20
  • Ripley's Riffle by the River at the Sycamore Grove - $20
  • The Herb Garden - $10
  • The Garden Amphitheater by the side of the Clark House - $10
  • Memorial Hill - $10
  • Under Harold, the Oak Tree by the barn - $10
  • The Picnic Table by the lower side of the Barn - $10

*Please note on the day of the picnic that the tables are reservation only. Table reservations are for Noon until no later than 6 p.m. on the day of the picnic. If it rains on the day of the picnic all premiere location reservations will be refunded to you. Picnics are non-fundable and must be picked up that day.*

Place Your Order and Make Your Reservation

Event questions or interested in being a sponsor, please contact Kate Pratt at or 203-405-9113.


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Photo: Bent of the River Audubon Center

Bent of the River Audubon Center is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year.

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