picnic with panache

It’s easy to make your picnic a showstopper.

A few years ago, glamping – where glamour meets camping – became en vogue. With picnic season in full swing, we’ve taken a cue from that trend and sought out some sensationally chic ways to savour an open-air meal.

Use the good stuff

Use the good stuff

Don’t be afraid to serve this marinated tuna focaccia on your fine china, crystal and cutlery. After all, things are far less likely to break if knocked over in a meadow, versus off a dining room table.

Get the recipe for Marinated Tuna on Rosemary Focaccia

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Elevate your potato salad

Elevate your potato salad

Potato salad is a summer picnic staple. This variation on the classic pairs roasted potatoes with green beans, basil and walnuts to not only add a bit of flare to the occasion, but is easy to make ahead of time, too.

Get the recipe for Roasted Potato And Bean Salad With Basil And Walnuts

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Step away from the table

Step away from the table

If the point of a picnic is to connect with nature, then… connect with nature! This reddevilled grilled chicken tastes even better when you can feel the grass between your toes.

Get the recipe for Red-Devilled Grilled Chicken

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Ballpark presentation

Ballpark presentation

You really can find anything on the Internet these days, like these unpretentious hot dog trays. But the fun comes from using them to serve something unexpected, like a deliciously decadent, gourmet lobster roll and homemade kettle chips.

Get the recipe for Lobster Roll with Homemade Kettle Chips

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Snack well

Snack well

While nuts straight out of the shell are a classic picnic treat, there’s something about roasting nuts that makes them really special. These Honey-Roasted Curried Nuts are a perfect go-with beer kind of snack.

Get recipe for Honey-Roasted Curried Nuts

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