Packing your own dinner for Out of the Blue can be exciting and fun, but figuring out what to exactly to bring might be a bit worrisome. We want your evening to be as stress-free as possible, so we’ve put together a list of different food options that are both fun and easy!
If you’re coming with a larger group, you could have each person at your table bring a different element. A pot-luck style picnic is a great way to get a good variety and also keep your responsibilities manageable.
Simple appetizers like cheeses, fruit, crudité, and breads are a great pairing for your favorite wines. These items are a great starter, but if the variety allows, it could provide for an entire meal!
If you're feeling a bit saucier, you could bring a delicious hummus or vegetable dip with pita slices. Stick with the Mediterranean theme and bring stuffed olives.
Other great picnic options include summer salads and pasta salads. Fun, fresh, and full of color, salads are perfect for an outdoor end-of-summer picnic.
Tea sandwiches are another great option for your eating ease! The combinations are endless when choosing breads, cheeses, meats, and veggies. Cucumber sandwiches are light and refreshing and would pair well with other appetizers. However, if sandwiches are your main course, look to making your club sandwich creative by using mixed greens and whole grain breads.
If you truly enjoy cooking, try baking an artisanal flatbread pizza or perhaps assorted mini-quiches. Both of these items are fairly easy to put together and surprisingly cost effective!
Last but not least – you mustn’t forget about dessert! Beautiful cookies, pastries, tarts, and cupcakes are the perfect ending to a great meal shared with friends.
Feel free to make your meal from scratch or choose to get a take-out package from one of our three incredible vendors! We want our guests to get creative, but above all else, we want you to have fun. Whatever the case, we look forward to a delicious evening of and dazzling conversation!
Menu options checklist