When we think of picnic food, we often think of salads and sandwiches first. However, in the stakes of portable food that makes a statement, there is nothing more worthy of our alfresco attention than picnic finger food. Bundle up assorted tasty morsels for a delightfully easy to manage picnic feast.
One of the great joys of finger food at a picnic is its manageability. Forget cutlery and balancing plates on laps. Plates may be required, maybe not. Perhaps a simple napkin on the lap and a serviette will suffice. But here in lies the beauty of a spread of assorted appetizers and snacks for a wonderful sharing meal without any fuss or mess.
There are so many ways you can put together a finger food picnic menu. From dips to antipasto platters or even wine and cheese picnics, picnic finger food is portable and knows no culinary bounds.
For an elegant or romantic picnic, opt for a platter of assorted bite-size picnic appetisers. For a more rustic sharing affair, go for a mezze style plate with assorted dips, fresh veg and marinated goodies served with small slices of fresh crusty bread – a kind of bite-size DIY sandwich arrangement. Or, it can be as simple as a colourful crudité platter with delicious dippers or slices of an elegant, savoury tart or frittata.