Patio season is practically upon us and starting Sunday, May 1st guests at Sel de la Terre can enjoy lunch, dinner, brunch and late-night service al fresco. The outdoor patio, which is close to the harbor but not too close, is the perfect spot for a midday respite from the office, though chef Geoff Gardner’s prix fixe lunch option can have you back at your desk in under an hour. For diners with more leisurely schedules – Sel de la Terre’s boulangerie offers sandwiches and full picnic lunches to go. The Bostonian Picnic includes a choice of sandwich on Gardner’s artisanal bread, crispy homemade potato chips, an assortment of cookies and a beverage, while the Provencal Picnic includes artisanal cheeses, house paté, seasonal fruit, artisan bread and a beverage. Call Sel de la Terre at 617.720.1300 for more information.