Impromptu Picnic

27 Jul

Basket Packed

So I’ve been jonesing for a picnic.  And contrary to my usual form…I did not plan. But I didn’t let that stop me.  So a quick round-up at my local shop and a stop at our neighbourhood asian fusion restaurant and my picnic was born.

The location – Vancouver’s sunny Spanish Banks.  And inspired by my recent trip to Spain, that wasn’t the only Spanish thing on this picnic.  Although I readily admit to purchasing almost everything for this impromptu picnic. I did manage to through together some yummy pintxo Gilda – anchovies, olive and spicy pipparra peppers.  The ultimate in portability…perfect for a picnic.

Pintxo Gilda - the ultimate moveable feast

I also insisted in bringing along my new Bodega glasses, typical Spanish glasses found in tapas bars which I found double nicely as picnic glasses because of their wide bottom and low centre of gravity.  Picnic need not necessarily mean plastic.  If you are an adult and can confidently say you are not clumsy, then you can still have nice tableware.

A few starters – Greek Salad, Olive & Rosemary Bread from Vancouver’s Terra Breads and store-bought houmous.

The spread

The main course, a yummy Asian salad from The Red Door.

Main course - mandarin asian chicken salad

The perfect setting - Spanish Banks

Sunset over the West Coast


2 Responses to “Impromptu Picnic”

  1. Jay August 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    Yummy – and I miss Spanish Banks!!

  2. Jay August 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    … Oh, and I guess that means the glasses made it home safely! New suitcase worked out for you!

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