Al Fresco Fine Dining Fit For A King

King's Fine Food Caviar served with a horn spoon

Al Fresco Fine Dining Fit For A King

With the continuing rise in the popularity of glamping, it’s only right that the traditional summer picnic should match up to its elegance. With a little preparation and some of the finest ingredients, your outdoor meals need no longer consist of curling sandwiches and stale crisps.  For effortless al fresco dining, caviar is the perfect food. It’s simple, elegant and best tasted from the back of your hand so all you need is a small horn spoon to serve.

The perfect setting

There are plenty of reasons to venture outside and enjoy a meal with friends in the fresh air and sunshine.  As well as savouring the sights of a traditional beauty spot on a day out, you may also find yourself feeling peckish while contemplating nature and art or listening to opera at one of the many summer boutique festivals taking place across the country.  

Dine in style

Just because you are in an unconventional setting, there’s no need to compromise when eating outdoors.  If you’re attending an evening concert, a little warm food might be very welcome as the glowing summer sun sets and the tartan blankets come out. A compact stove and a cast iron pan are all you need for a fish fry with some good tasty Valderrama Picudo olive oil, perfect with white or soft bluefish. Top it with a spoonful of Beluga caviar and serve with a pre-prepared salad made at home to make a tasty meal, created with very little fuss. As the night draws to a close, share some Amedei dark chocolate to provide you with a boost for the evening’s finale.

Drink fine wine

Perfect for a summer’s evening is a refreshing Bollinger rose champagne, it provides a great accompaniment to luscious summer fruits. Take plenty of water on a day out especially if it’s a hot day and if you’re staying overnight, start the next morning by boiling some water on your stove to make a cup of strong Canton tea, a tasty, traditional loose leaf tea but, conveniently for camping, packed in a pyramid bag.

Now that Spring is finally here, take advantage of the better weather and enjoy some quality time with friends, eating good food in beautiful surroundings. There are few delights more satisfying than an al fresco feast on a warm summer’s day.

Poppy Watt