The concept of a picnic has a history as rich and flavourful as the dishes it carries. The word "picnic" itself conjures images of camaraderie, exploration, and the joy of sharing a meal in the great outdoors. Originating in the 17th century, the French word "pique-nique" initially referred to a group of diners who brought their own wine to a meal. Over time, the idea evolved to encompass the act of enjoying food al fresco, with an emphasis on relaxation and the simple pleasure of nature's embrace.
Selecting the Right Basket or Hamper
Embark on your picnic journey by selecting the ideal basket or hamper – a decision that sets the stage for a delightful outdoor feast. Aim for a choice that boasts generous space, ensuring it can easily house your carefully curated treats and essential utensils. Our wicker basket stands out as an excellent starting point, providing ample room to accommodate all your culinary delights. Crafted for both style and durability, this sturdy basket offers a charming and reliable companion for your picnic escapades.
Essential Utensils and Extras
Pack lightweight and reusable utensils, such as plates, glasses, cutlery, and napkins. Don't forget a corkscrew if you plan on enjoying a bottle of wine. Why not indulge your taste buds with our delightful range of ciders, perfect companions for your picnic excursions. Whether you're a cider enthusiast or simply seeking a refreshing twist, our selection offers a variety of delicious options that beautifully complement the outdoor dining experience.
The Main Event – Culinary Delights
At the core of your picnic experience lies the centrepiece – the food. Craft a delicious ensemble that seamlessly combines convenience and delectable flavours, ensuring a memorable feast outdoors. Imagine sinking your teeth into mouthwatering pasties, savouring artisanal cheeses, and relishing every bite of our delightful scones. The array of options we offer ensures a varied selection of the finest picnic treats that undoubtedly deserve a spot on your menu. From savoury to sweet, our range is designed to transform your outdoor gathering into a gastronomic adventure. From the Semi Mature Cornish Gouda which is creamy smooth in texture to the Cornish Cheese Co Cornish Blue Cheese that has a buttery richness - there is something for everyone!
Enjoy the ultimate picnic experience with our broad assortment of beverages, which has been carefully picked to suit every taste and desire. We have something for every palette, whether you prefer the crisp refreshment of ciders, the delicious fizz of soft drinks, the artful blends of mixers, the intricate flavours of gin, or the mesmerising appeal of liqueurs. Imagine yourself relaxing in nature's embrace, the sun casting a warm glow as you take a refreshing drink. There's something very appealing about embracing a moment of leisure with a small wine, transforming your picnic into a truly unique adventure.
There is nothing quite like the sheer delight of a pink gin over lemonade, and Pink Cornish Rock Gin offers exactly that. A truly distinctive experience for gin enthusiasts, this offering promises to treat your taste buds with its unique blend of fragrant botanicals and invigorating citrus notes.
Imagine the harmony of botanicals coming together with zingy citrus fruits, creating a symphony of flavours that dance across your palate. Plus, to crown this exceptional concoction, the addition of red Champagne grapes lends a touch of elegance and sophistication, elevating your sipping experience to a whole new level.
Consider the occasion – is it a momentous one? If you're commemorating a special event, why not raise a toast to the significance of the day? Whether you're gathering for a birthday picnic, celebrating Mother's Day, or honouring a cherished anniversary, the addition of a bottle of bubbles can elevate the experience to new heights. Picture the effervescent charm of sparkling wine filling your glasses, each sip a tribute to the joyous occasion. A bottle of bubbles isn't just a beverage; it's a symbol of celebration, a gesture of love, and a beautiful way to mark the day's importance. So, as you revel in the company of loved ones amidst the beauty of nature, let the fizz of sparkling wine accentuate the magic of the moment and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. We highly recommend the Camel Valley Cornwall Brut for a delicious tipple.
Why not start now and make your own Cornish picnic hamper?