Nothing is guaranteed to make After Nyne HQ smile more than spectacular weather and heavenly food.
This afternoon, we have been treated to both. We’ve never been let down by Carluccio’s…and having indulged in their picnic hamper, we can confirm that the Carluccio’s winning streak continues.
Packed into your very own use again Carluccio’s branded picnic bag (with a thoughtful pocket for your ice-pack – also provided) are an array of delights.
Everything inside is both plentiful, and the very best quality. A whole succulent chicken breast, marinated in chilli and garlic, with an accompanying rocket and parmesan salad; the freshest, most flavoursome focaccia we’ve had in a long time (two massive wedges of it, no less); salami antipasti with crisp green beans; pearl barley salad with chargrilled vegetables and two pancetta and taleggio tarts that we’ve saved for later.
Sweet teeth are catered for, with the addition of two petite strawberry tarts, and a full-sized packet of Carluccio’s biscuits.
We were hungry..yet couldn’t finish everything, so would go so far as to say the hamper for two could stretch to three, or even four light eaters.
We went for the meat option, but there’s a vegetarian option, and also the option to add a bottle of wine to make it an extra special lunch. You can order through the website up to 24 hours in advance and collect from your local store.
We’re in picnic season…and there are plenty of picnic options around. But in our eyes, you have to go a long way to beat the Carluccio’s hamper.
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