Gourmet Picnics

By Lauren McNeal

A gourmet picnic is simply a feast for all senses. Fine dining on beautiful outdoors as you may call it. Envision your gourmet picnic where you get together while indulging yourself with good food on a fine day. And the view is simply superb – simple, peaceful, and bliss. They’re perfect for family gatherings and romantic dates. A gourmet picnic is indeed a great picnic and dining experience for everybody.

So how do you whip up a gourmet picnic?  Note, gourmet picnics need not be so expensive but it may cost more than your ordinary fun-picnic. It may also require extra effort compared to your typical picnic preparations.

Food is on top of your list. Because you intend to hold a gourmet picnic in the first place, gourmet food is the highlight for that matter. You define a gourmet picnic by the food you serve.

Here are some ideas.  You can find gourmet picnic recipes that are easy to prepare.  Gourmet food always includes bread, cracker, cheese, olive oil, greens (for salads), dips, lean meat, fruits (for dessert) and wine (for beverage). It is best to keep food individually packed as much as possible to retain its freshness. And it is also much fun to prepare them on site.

Consider this: there are two general types of cheese, hard and soft cheese. Examples of hard cheese are cheddar and parmesan while goat cheese and brie are soft cheese. It is obvious that hard cheese is easier to pack neat while soft cheese needs to be stored well in a tight container.

Cheese goes with wine of course. Simple desserts like grapes or strawberries will do fine. You can also bring cake or home-made pies for desserts.

Courtesy of Lauren McNeal.  For more info visit http://summerpicnicideas.com/gourmet-picnics/

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