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17 June 2024

Summer flavors: a Casa Rinaldi picnic guide

As summer approaches and the days grow longer, there’s no better way to savor the season than with a delightful picnic. Casa Rinaldi is here to help you create the perfect outdoor feast with our range of premium products. Whether you’re planning a cozy outing with family or a lively gathering with friends, our selection will ensure your picnic is filled with authentic Italian flavors and effortless elegance.

Setting the scene

A successful picnic starts with careful planning. Choose a scenic spot with plenty of shade and a comfortable place to sit. Bring a large blanket, some cushy pillows, and a portable cooler to keep your food fresh. Don’t forget the essentials: reusable cutlery, napkins, and a trash bag to leave your spot as pristine as you found it.

The perfect picnic menu

Crackers and taralli:

start your picnic with a selection of our delicious crackers and taralli. Casa Rinaldi’s tomato and basil crackers offer a delightful crunch with every bite, perfectly complementing an array of cheeses and spreads. For a touch of spice and tradition, our chilly pepper and garlic taralli and fennel taralli are a must. These savory snacks are not only tasty but also easy to pack and share.

Vol au vent:

elevate your picnic with our vol au vent, versatile pastry shells that you can fill with your favorite ingredients. Whether you prefer a savory filling like tuna salad or a sweet option like whipped cream and fresh berries, these light, flaky pastries add a touch of sophistication to your outdoor meal.

Rice salad:

A refreshing rice salad is a perfect dish for a summer picnic. Use Casa Rinaldi’s selection of premium rice, such as Arborio or Carnaroli, as the base. Mix in an assortment of our pickled vegetables for a burst of flavor and color. This dish is not only easy to prepare in advance but also stays deliciously fresh throughout the day.

Cold cuts:

no picnic is complete without a selection of cold cuts. We offer a variety of high-quality Italian meats that pair wonderfully with our crackers and taralli. Arrange an assortment of San Daniele ham and Milan-style salami on a platter for an easy and satisfying option that everyone will enjoy.

Sweet endings:

finish your picnic on a sweet note with a homemade pie, filled with our delicious fruit preparations and accompanied by a strong cup of our superior blend coffee.

Tips for a memorable picnic

  1. Keep it simple: choose dishes that are easy to transport and can be enjoyed at room temperature. This reduces the need for complicated prep work on-site and makes the cleanup process much smoother.
  2. Stay hydrated: bring plenty of water, as well as refreshing beverages like iced tea or lemonade. Consider packing a bottle of chilled wine or a sparkling beverage to toast the summer day.
  3. Pack smart: use airtight containers to keep your food fresh and prevent spills. A portable cooler with ice packs will help keep your perishables cool throughout the day.
  4. Plan for fun: bring along some games or a good book to enjoy after your meal. A deck of cards, a frisbee, or a gentle nature walk can make your picnic experience even more enjoyable.

With Casa Rinaldi’s carefully curated products, organizing a picnic that captures the essence of Italian summer flavors is easier than ever. Embrace the warmth of the season and the joy of sharing good food with great company. Explore our full range of picnic-perfect products on our website and start planning your ideal summer outing today.

Happy picnic!