Picnics are trending worldwide and with more sunny days on the horizon, it’s time to enjoy this nostalgic outdoor dining tradition once again.
The Okanagan’s Basket Case Picnics has been creating portable, thoughtfully crafted four-course menus inspired by the region’s seasonal harvests since 2011. The customized picnic baskets are made using local organic produce, hormone and antibiotic-free meats, sustainable seafood, artisan cheeses and scrumptious baking.
“Just the word ‘picnic’ evokes a desire for relaxed al fresco dining that is fun and fanciful for families and friends; or romantic and intimate for couples,” says Kelsey Galt of Basket Case Picnics.
“It’s a feel good activity that is the perfect accompaniment to all Okanagan activities,” she adds.
Last year, Basket Case Picnics was the official picnic provider for the Okanagan’s first Diner en Blanc and will be featured at this year’s exceptional event too. Basket Case Picnics also offers catering options, along with a food truck to help make your own event spectacular. From weddings to corporate meetings and community events, Basket Case Picnics is mobile across the Okanagan and can accommodate groups of all sizes.
Basket Case Picnics has also teamed up with tour operators like MJO Tours for indulgent wine-paired picnic experiences.
They continue to form on-site partnerships with wineries like Ancient Hill, breweries, distilleries and adventure (instead of ‘other’) attractions promoting culinary tourism and expanding their reach across wine country.
Great for an afternoon on the lake; lunch at over 80 regional picnic licensed wineries; or biking Kettle Valley, the fresh and flavourful feasts are available to order for pick up to take your day over the top! Follow Basket Case Picnic’s on Facebook and Twitter accounts for up to date information on where to find them.
For more information visit www.basketcasepicnics.com
~ Laura Lushington