I’ve had several deliveries at home via restaurant and food PRs during lock down for me to try, but this picnic from handmade picnic specialists Pique was absolutely one of the nicest.
As a general rule, I’m always left underwhelmed by the vegetarian picnic options. They always seem like an afterthought, major heavily on egg sandwiches and grated cheese, and feel like the dishes have been dialled in from the dullest if vegetarian playbooks, even from the ritziest of suppliers.
But this, this was something else. Filled with all the things I would cook myself for a picnic, with the freshest. best quality ingredients, everything was properly seasoned, perfectly portioned, and absolutely delicious.
I cannot recommend Pique highly enough. I truly cannot think of a nicer treat this summer for eating in the park, or even treating yourself at home in the garden. They also can cater picnic events, provide shoot location food, and supply special occasions. You can find out more at www.piquefood.co.uk.
The Vegetarian Menu
Burrata with slow roast tomatoes & Romesco sauce, rocket and toasted pine nuts
Balsamic shallot & goats cheese puff tarts
Spanish omelette with aioli
Potato salad with pickled red onions & chives
Orzo with fresh basil pesto, pea shoots & pecorino
Hummus & crudités
Freshly baked baguette
Double chocolate brownie bites
The nuts and bolts
For picnic deliveries they require at least 48hrs notice to order online and will deliver to a 1hr time slot of the customer’s choice. (Based in Battersea, they deliver within a 6 mile radius of SW11 3SS within London.)
They are plastic-free, and use compostable plates, cutlery and napkins, and if you want a wicker hamper and blanket, you can purchase them as extras.