Ideas for the Perfect Al Fresco Feast
This summer we're looking forward gathering outside with our favourite people to enjoy sunny picnics and delicious food al fresco.
We've put together a selection of picnic setups and outdoor dining ideas to help you plan the perfect summer get-together.
Lay the Picnic Table
Pack the essentials. Keep your tea hot or processo chilled in our bright Chilly's collections, add some colour to your picnic blanket with our linen and paper napkins - and don't forget to pack your children's treats in their very own rice husk suitcase set.
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Treats for the little ones Shop Children's Sets
Chilly's Bottles & Insulated Coffee Cups
Tea (or prosecco) on-the-go Shop Chilly's Bottles & Insulated Coffee Cups
Feel at Home Outdoors
Get prepped for an afternoon of picnicking in the park, by the beach or at the bottom of your garden. Dish up your homemade dishes on our plates and tuck in with our cutlery.
Cookie Jars, Tea Caddies & Food Storage Containers
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Shop The Picnic Edit
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Delicious dips and sides. You can't beat a fresh tomato salsa with homemade tortilla chips or a creamy potato salad to tuck into on your picnic blanket. Here are a couple of great (and quick) homemade picnic recipes to pack up and bring along...
Fresh Pico de Gallo
- 4 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper with seeds removed and sliced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 pinch dried oregano
- 1 pinch ground cumin
Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl along with some seasoning and put it into the fridge to chill. Note: It's best to do this the day before your picnic.
Radish and Cucumber Potato Salad
- 1kg of potatoes, boiled and cut into chunks
- 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 a cucumbers, diced
- 5-6 radishes, thinly sliced
- 100ml of mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Dyjon mustard
- Pinch of salt
- Ground pepper, to taste
Once your cooked and chopped potatoes are completely cooled put them into a large mixing bowl with the chives, parsley, cucumbers and radishes.
In a small bowl whisk all dressing ingredients together. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently mix through.
Garnish with extra chives, parsley and radishes - enjoy!
Why not whip up Emma's favourite lemon mayo recipe? It pairs nicely with any seafood dish and is delicious with crispy and garlic-y potatoes and salads. Make fresh at home and keep in a small container in your cooler box ready for a picnic or al fresco dining.Try Here
Your Picnic and Al Fresco Pictures
Whether it's enjoying your morning cup of tea in the garden, setting up a picnic in the park or hosting a summer party at home, you'll find what you need to bring colour and fun to your day.
Be sure to share your picnic pictures with us by tagging @emma_bridgewater on Instagram!
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