Introducing: The Art of the Picnic
1. A meal eaten outdoors, as on an excursion.
2. Slang. An easy task or a pleasant experience.
According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the word “picnic” originally referred to fashionable social entertainment in which each person contributed a share of the provisions and cites the first recorded use of “picnic” in English in 1748 in a letter from Lord Chesterfield to his son, referring to an assembly or social gathering.
Even in modern times, picnics are still regarded as a romantic dining experience. For culinarian James Beard, picnicking can be one of the supreme pleasures of outdoor life: “At its most elegant, it calls for the accompaniment of the best linens and crystal and china; at its simplest it
needs only a bottle of wine and items purchased from the local delicatessen as one passes through town.”
Whether enjoyed in a park with family in friends, on top of a mountain after a vigorous hike, or on your living room floor after a long day, there is still no better way to unwind, disconnect, and reward yourself the simple pleasures of life.
CURED'S PICNIC MENU
1. The Stolen Hour - $4060 minutes. That’s all it takes to give yourself an escape. Plop down, unpack your picnic, and savor a few stolen moments away from reality.
INCLUDES: 3 cheeses, 2 salamis, 34º crackers, Fig jam, and a bar of Poco Dolce Chocolate.
2. An Afternoon Off–$75
When’s the last time you played hooky? Tucked out of the office early to take a nap in the sun? Go on, sneak outside and have fun with your family and friends. Grab your stocked Cured jute bag and head for the nearest patch of grass. We promise your boss won’t find you. Unless she’s out doing the same…
INCLUDES: Cured Jute Bag, 3 hearty pieces of cheese, 2 chunks of salami, Olive Oil Crackers , Fig Jam, MM Local Peppers, Marcona Almonds, and a bar of Poco Dolce chocolate. **Add a delicious bottle of wine–$15.
3. A Night, Not, On the Town- $100
It’s date night. You hire a sitter, get all dressed up, and head out on the town for some one on one time… only to run into 15 of your “closest” friends and colleagues. Not what you had in mind for your romantic evening out? We hear ya. So instead, pick up an enchanting evening for two and spend it away from the crowds.
INCLUDES: Vintage Picnic Basket Rental (Complete with plates, wine glasses, cutlery, napkins, and a picnic blanket), 3 cheeses, 3 cured meats, Baguette, Frasca’s Red pepper Jelly, MM local Pickled beets, Olives, Nuts, an apple, tomato or other seasonal fresh produce, and a bar of Mast Brother’s Chocolate. **Add a delicious bottle of wine–$25