About The PicNic Table
The PicNic Table is inspired by the warmth and friendship of picnics and Mediterranean cafés. With a casual weekend feel, the ambiance at the café is relaxed, friendly and informal. The café is the perfect location for your next private dinner, brunch, breakfast, business meeting or cocktail party. The space accommodates up to 30 seated and 50 standing.
Chef Danilo Amato
Italian-born Chef Danilo Amato’s cuisine is inspired by the hills of Tuscany and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. He has nurtured a lifelong love affair with food preparation and hospitality, and those things come together in The PicNic Table experience.
He is committed to using seasonal, organic ingredients from local farmers and producers whenever possible and always offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options. Chef Dani believes that food should be made from quality ingredients, handled with care, and prepared at the height of freshness. He cooks with a passion for rustic Tuscan and Northern Italian food. He enjoys preparing healthy Mediterranean recipes that are packed with flavor—perfect for families with active lifestyles and those who enjoy entertaining.
A Tuscany native, he has practiced food preparation in his family’s restaurant, La Fontanina Di San Pietro, as well as at the Haute Cuisine school of the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. He has been a supportive member of the Slow Food Association, a group dedicated to promoting regional cuisine all over the world. Chef Dani is also the proud owner of The PicNic Table.