This month, our very own Chief Moment Maker Chris treated his boyfriend Kevin to a romantic picnic in the park. The setting was idyllic, right in front of a lovely fountain on a perfect sunny day.
Chris opted for this simple but delicious menu:
A bottle of wine
You don't need many props or diversions for a romantic picnic, since it tends to involve a lot of canoodling. But Chris did bring his guitar so he could serenade Kevin. Otherwise, they mostly talked and joked and toasted each other.
Keeping Your Wine Cool
Start with a chilled bottle. A couple of hours in the fridge, or 15 minutes in the freezer will do the trick.
If you don't have a cooler, invest in an insulated wine sleeve
Use wine drops, whiskey stones, or even frozen grapes to keep wine cool in the glass
Be sure to hold your glass by the stem, to avoid transferring body heat
Did you know?
The word picnic comes from the French pique-nique which originally meant something more akin to what we call a potluck. The meaning we like bestâ€”dining outdoors for pleasureâ€”came later.
Don't forget to share your photos, recipes, and picnic tips using the hashtag #thepicnicsociety.