The first time I visited Blue Danube Gourmet to Go, in Skaneateles, this was the scene outside.
That means you can enjoy your biscotti and coffee or premium deli sandwich on a crusty little baguette right on site. No need to carry a couple blocks to a park bench overlooking Skaneateles Lake, though you can do that, too.
What else is new at Blue Danube? Funny you should ask.
In addition to a nice selection of imported and cheeses, the shop now carries bagels from New York City (with a variety of homemade cream cheese spreads, like sun-dried tomato/garlic and cinnamon walnut raisin), 10 varieties of artisan pasta from Flour City Pasta, in Fairport and a growing selection of salami, prosciutto and other meats for sandwiches or sliced as you wish.
The shop is also featuring healthy specials that change weekly, prepared by natural foods enthusiast Abigail Henson, a jewelry designer and photographer whose works are featured at Skaneateles Artisans.
On the day I visited, "Abigail's Choice'' was Quinoa Corn Soup. I did not try it, but it smelled delicious, and several women who ordered it to go confirmed that it was.
Blue Danube is at 33 Jordan St., in the village. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays).