5 UNUSUAL IDEAS FOR COMPOSING YOUR PICNIC BASKET
As soon as the thermometer starts to climb, we multiply the picnics. Overview of services that allow you to choose your feast before picking it up in store or having it delivered.
THE PICNIC FULL OF BUBBLES
In partnership with the wine merchant and wine bar Mets Vin Chic, the champagne house Charles Legend is marketing, until October 15, 2017, a high-end basket composed of the brand’s latest brut nature cuvée, two flutes, three AOC terrines produced in France, including hake rillettes, as well as a fresh baguette for tasting. The wicker basket can be picked up at the Mets Vins Chics boutique at 39, rue de l’Abbé Grégoire, in Paris (6th), from Tuesday to Sunday, from 4 p.m.
THE PICNIC WITH IODIZED FLAVORS
Faced with competition that frequently offers cheeses and various sausages for lunches on the grass, La Maison Nordique wishes to differentiate itself by unveiling dishes from the sea.
Everyone can choose from a fine selection of refined products, such as heart of salmon marinated in mandarin, mackerel rillettes with mustard, tarama with sea urchin coral – to be enjoyed on a slice of black bread with cereals – or fleur de sel shortbread.
All to be enjoyed with a bottle of champagne from the special La Maison Nordique cuvée. Fans can go to the shop located at 221, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, in Paris (8th), a stone’s throw from Parc Monceau.
THE PICNIC OF THE GREAT CHEFS
For those who wish to live an exceptional moment and are ready to pay a tidy sum to realize their dream, the starred chef Guillaume Goupil and his pastry chef Pascal Hainigue, both working in the restaurant Le Baudelaire of the luxurious hotel Le Burgundy Paris , offer a picnic worthy of the most prestigious establishments.
The menu for two will make more than one salivate, with its lemonade-infused violet and elderberry flowers, its melon balls with verbena, its sea bream tartare with citrus fruits, its potato salad with pieces of smoked eel and its chicken breast wrap, thyme flowers and candied tomatoes.
For dessert, rice pudding with acacia honey, granola with blueberry and violet confit, rum baba with gariguette strawberries and lavender flower cake with apricot jelly. To be ordered preferably 48 hours in advance. Most ? It is delivered to the address of your choice by the hotel bellboys.
THE MARKET PICNIC
A specialist in home delivery of good food in Paris and part of the inner suburbs, Frichti has also embarked on the expedition – sometimes going as far as the capital’s parks – of picnic baskets with flavors of land.
In a pretty shopping bag, which can also be used as a beach bag, will slip refined Comté, Serrano from the Catalan mountains to accompany with fresh bread from Kayser and Bordier butter, a revisited Caesar salad or even vegetarian bowls. And why not order cold-pressed organic fruit juices to complement this al fresco lunch?
THE HEALTHY PICNIC
Jour has become one of the pros in healthy eating, favoring food from local producers, mostly located in Ile-de-France.
The brand offers a menu including summer salads, such as Rainbow Caprese (sucrine lettuce, arugula, organic burrata, heirloom tomatoes, croutons, basil and pesto sauce), to be shared as a couple. Presented in a cotton bag specially designed for the occasion, this formula can be delivered both to the quays and to a public garden.