The French woman is known for her elegance, grace, and romantic way of living. A true Parisian makes it her mission to visit the farmer’s market and pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers along with some delicious hors d’oeuvres. After filling her basket with treats, she makes her way to the garden for a picnic with her friend or lover. Summer is the best time to get in touch with your romantic side and have the perfect Parisian picnic. Acquire these delectable items and bon appétit!
It wouldn’t be a Parisian picnic without the ever-so classic baguette. With a fresh selection, it will compliment your wine and cheese effortlessly. You can even wrap it in a handkerchief to add a rustic element to your chic picnic look.
Wine brings a sense of elegance to any simple outing. I would suggest a light white wine to pair with your sweets or a signature red wine to go with savory delights. Sparkling cider can be even used as a substitution if that’s what you prefer. Remember to swap out those plastic cups for wine glasses!
Pick up some of your favorite seasonal fruit as a sweet addition to your picnic spread. Strawberries, blueberries, and grapes are the perfect finger food and are likely not to leave a mess. Dried fruits like apricots and cranberries are great choices as well, especially when paired with the right cheese.
Speaking of cheese, finding one that fits your palette can be challenging if you’re not familiar with your preferences. Considering you’re already at the farmer’s market, see if you can find a cheese booth that will let you sample some different varieties. If you can’t find one, locate a cheese shop or deli that can assist you. For this kind of picnic I would recommend brie or goat cheese. These will go well with your baguette and pair excellently with other items you purchased.
What’s a picnic without a basket? Instead of throwing all your indulgences into a boring paper bag, take a woven tote or basket to tie everything together in a stylish way. Bring some additional items like a large blanket and a scented candle to elevate the romanticism of your picnic.
Finally, surround yourself with an environment that makes you feel like you’re in Paris. Take your basket full of goodies to a rose garden or lakeside park to enjoy your time in the sun while wining, dining, and relaxing.
Let us know what you like to bring to a picnic to make it perfect below!