or all of you who are planning European vacations, here are three supremely elegant picnic resources in three of Europes major capital cities in which to indulge yourselves with style.
When my husband, Ron, and I travel, we often love to sit in a park and enjoy a divine lunch experience, al fresco. Or, if we want a change from the restaurant scene, we picnic in our room. The hotels are only too happy to provide essentials, so that you dine in style.
Picnic British Style
In London, there is no place like Harrod’s food halls; everything imaginable is there for your enjoyment. The staff is knowledgeable,helpful, and will pack a picnic hamper (basket) to your specifications. To learn more, go to Harrod's web site.
Picnic French Style
The luxury food shop, Fauchon, was established in 1886. Fauchon is one of the world's leading gourmet food and specialty companies. Representing the ultimate in French gastronomy, it is always a delight to visit. If you are not in the mood to picnic, you can have lunch in their café and sample their artistry. Their wine cellar is amazing in its range of choices. Their sommelier is extremely helpful, and knows how to recommend all types of spirits for the most discerning palates. Fauchon’s signature madeleines (cookies) are presented in a black and white bus box. Anything you buy is artistically wrapped and placed in their distinctive black and white bag. For more information, go to Fauchon.com.
Picnic Italian Style
If you are ever in the mood for a sumptuous, luxurious picnic while in Milan, Italy, be sure to go to Peck’s delicatessen. The window display is a prelude to what is in store and your mouth waters as you step in. The choices are endless, cured meats, cheeses, cooked seafood, and vegetables of the highest quality. Every item is displayed to tempt and delight you. If you are staying in a place with cooking facilities, it gets better. There are fresh made pastas, sauces, olive oils, fresh vegetables. The wine selection would make any wine lover swoon. If you are not planning a trip to Italy, you can still shop on line for that item which will remind you of La Dolce Vita at www.Peck.it.
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