Summer’s in full swing and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than by spending as much time outdoors as possible?
One of our favourite summer pastime activities is having a picnic in nature. So I couldn’t have been happier when Côtes du Rhône and Native Feasts sent me this superb summer hamper.
Now what’s in the box…
I was delighted the eco-friendly chilled box arrived last Friday, the sun was shining and we had the perfect shady spot in mind to dine. Included were light-as-a-feather puff pastry tarts filled with red onion and Oxfordshire goats’ cheese. Then a delicious selection of locally made charcuterie and buttery Nettlebed Bix cheese with Native’s homemade baguettes. And not to forget the exquisite pork rillettes.
Oh and I have to mention the dessert: a heavenly concoction of local strawberries, foraged elderflowers and cream…sweet summer flavours in a glass.
All paired beautifully with Tavel wines. Firstly Les Seguines Blanc 2019, with fresh fruit characteristics, I particularly enjoyed with the cheese. Then a delicious unfiltered red, Domaine Pique-Basse. And summer wouldn’t be summer without Rosé, La Dame Rousse 2020, Domaine De la Mordorée. With a deep strawberry/blood orange hue and full of gorgeous cherry flavour with hints of spice and wild herbs, it was deliciously different!
What a lovely way to spend a summer’s evening!