Picnics are back in Melbourne! Between the weather getting warmer, good food and the great outdoors – what could be better than a picnic on a lovely spring day? Italians do ‘al fresco’ dining (meaning dining ‘in the cool air’) really well. Just think of shared antipasto platters, frittata, salads and enough food for everyone to continually graze. ‘Antipasto’ literally means ‘before the meal’. It is the perfect dish for picnics. The secret of a great antipasto platter is in the quality of ingredients, combination of textures/flavours and attention to detail in the presentation. Check out our delicious and easy picnic food ideas for the ultimate recipes to pack in your picnic basket.
PS. Don’t dress the salads until you arrive at the picnic. Also, bring fruit including strawberries, peaches, grapes and cherries to finish with something naturally sweet.
It’s been a tough year to say the least. It’s time to bring out the checkered blanket and find the perfect picnic spot! It should have both sun and shade. Sit outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather and time with your family & friends in the months to come. Enjoy good food together, laugh, make memories and just enjoy being in the outdoors.