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There are so many ways to make dining al fresco not just a delicious experience, but a luxurious one as well. It’s important to build the perfect picnic from the ground up. Like camping, you need the proper gear to survive, and by survive, I mean bask in all of nature’s gifts. Start with the right picnic blanket and make sure you use one that is specifically made for the outdoors. Another absolute essential is a a proper picnic basket which is furnished with cutlery, plates, napkins and glasses.
Of course the most important part of any picnic is the food. It’s fun to plan a picnic with unique food you don’t eat every day, such as caviar with creme friache on a cracker. Fruit and cheese are essential to any picnic and obviously a healthy choice. If you are serving Prosciutto, cantaloupe is an absolute must. Figs are a luxurious option because they are not a fruit most people eat everyday. Strawberries are always a great choice as they pair well with champagne and are easy to pack. There is nothing better than organic seasonal fuit from local farms.
Nothing kills the mood of a picnic faster than accidentally sitting in something wet or dirty. A great picnic blanket is one that is waterproof, comfortable, and generously sized. Additional comforts may include a canopy and pillows. Take it one step further, add candlelight and music, and you have created the perfect experience.