As followers of Fortnum’s well know, we’re ardent picnickers. And since al fresco dining is something we’re likely be doing rather a lot of this summer, our picnicking wisdom becomes even more useful. As the world begins to open up once again, there will be reunion picnics across the country to celebrate with loved ones – and you need look no further than this aptly named wicker for a feast worthy of a truly convivial gathering.If you’ve been parted for quite some time, it’s best to start with a few nibbles while you get re-acquainted. Share a bowl of baked salted mixed nuts, papas fritas and some crudité to get appetites wetted for the main event. Dip into the smoked salmon pâté and halve a Scotch Egg while waiting for the others to arrive (making sure to save some for the late comers, of course).
When everyone has found a spot on the picnic rug, it’s time to bring out the mains. Delve into a plate of creamy coronation chicken and baby gem lettuce salad, or enjoy some hot dog buns with lobster and crayfish mayo. Fill a baguette with ginger beer ham hock and triple cream cheese, or spread some waxed cheddar on crunchy crisp breads.Of course, we haven’t forgotten dessert. Tuck into a British summertime classic of strawberries with organic clotted cream and rich chocolate brownies. Enjoy bubbles with your bubble in the form of Blanc de Blancs Champagne, Rosé and still and sparkling water. No need to worry about packing your own cutlery, this wicker contains bamboo cutlery sets, a corkscrew, GoVino wine glasses and picnic plates. So all you have to worry about is finding the perfect reunion picnic spot!