You’ve checked the weather forecast, you’ve chosen your picnic spot and you’ve packed all your posh picnic essentials into a wicker basket, so all that’s left to do is organise your picnic feast. Gourmet food specialists Forman and Field are the experts when it comes to creating the perfect picnic menu, offering restaurant quality food made from the very best British ingredients – all fresh and delivered to your door (or picnic blanket). Take a look at some of our favourites that offer a modern twist on the classic picnic favourites.
We couldn’t imagine a picnic without a scotch egg, and these homemade ones - which can be preheated just before your picnic for a soft, runny yolk – have us reaching for the napkins. Whilst we’re huge fans of the classic pork variety, we’re very tempted by the other flavours: smoked haddock kedgeree; salmon and dill; and wild mushroom risotto to satisfy your vegetarian guests.
For a truly posh picnic, look no further than these sumptuous salmon paupiettes. Made from a thin slice of smoked salmon filled with a light yet creamy hot-smoked wild salmon mousse, it’s no wonder they were served at the Buckingham Palace Coronation Festival.
If you still have a little room after devouring these indulgent nibbles, a slice of this Middle Eastern-inspired lemon and pistachio cake served with a jug of fragrant iced tea would be the perfect end to your picnic.
Why waste valuable picnicking time preparing food when you can take a ready-made picnic hamper along? For bite-sized canapés that don’t require any cutlery, opt for the Finger Pick Hamper; for a summery spread featuring all the picnic classics (including Pimm’s), choose the Purist Pick Hamper; and for those very special celebratory picnic occasions, the Top Pick Hamper with rare fillet of beef and sparkling wine offers al fresco (fine) dining at its best.