Open Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. MC, V.
Prices: About $5.
Picnic fixings are not so organized and official at Eagle, but from the sandwiches, pates, cheeses and wines you can fashion a custom feast with a certain grandeur. An assortment of pates and cheeses comes arranged on a plastic platter with a doily, centered with a few tomato slices and lettuce, plastic-wrapped and labeled. Pates are robustly seasoned, the pate du chef studded with pine nuts. French supreme cheese, a triple creme brie, turns nearly liquid in its ripeness. Everything else is packed in a big brown bag, labeled with a flourish, completed by plastic utensils and envelopes of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. The star of an Eagle picnic is the roast beef sandwich, of imposing size, the beef rare and perfumed with a soy sauce-based seasoning, stacked with lettuce and tomato on a seeded roll. The giant chocolate chip cookie, though, looks more interesting than it tastes. Add an 89-cent bottle of light, fruity Oakville chenin blanc wine, but take something sharper than a plastic knife to peel off the capsule or you have to break the neck of the bottle to drink your wine.
It is a picnic to eat at Great Falls, the pate platter balanced on a boulder and the wine chilling in cold water.