Anyone who knows me, knows how much I simply adore picnics. If you have known me for a while, you would also know that I have arranged many an anti Valentines day picnic on Clifton 2nd beach. It has always been my thing.
When I say anti, I am not against the day of love per se, I’m just against the whole ‘over priced special menu’s’ that many restaurants charge for the privilege of eating in their establishment for one day of the year.
If you are single, dining out on V day can be a bit depressing. Restaurants packed with tables of two’s and happy couples gazing into each others eye’s reminding you that you are not one of them, does not make for a fabulous night out.
I am also against roses on this day. Its a long story, but over priced flowers that have been pre bought and stock piled to meet consumers demand and which wilt within 24 hours is not my thing. I have always briefed past boyfriends to not buy me flowers on this day, and to rather choose any other day for them.
What is a fabulous, and in my opinion the most romantic way to spend Valentines day is with a picnic. Whether you watch the sunset on the beach, visit a beautiful park or set if up in your back yard, nothing is more intimate for me then sharing a basket full of goodies with someone you love. Or even just someone you like a lot.
The Picnic Company are all about creating delectable baskets for any occasion and I am giving away two of their High Tea picnic’s for 2 people for Valentines day. Each picnic includes a bottle of bubbly for the lucky couple (value: R350).
All you have to do to win this prize is go to their website and see what wonderful stuff they do, and let me know how many set picnic menu’s (including the High Tea one) they offer, and then leave a comment in my comment section as to why you deserve this basket on the day of love. Get those answers to me by Monday midday (Cape Town only).
Finger Sandwiches of…
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Black Forest Ham and Emmentaler Cheese
Mini Gruyere and Leek Tartlets
Mini Asparagus Tartlets
Cocktail Cajun Chicken, Avocado and Rocket Wraps
Mini Carrot Loaf Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Petit Raspberry Tarts
Duo Cake Bites
Packaged: in a large green box
Includes: wooden cheeseboards, wooden cutlery sets, serviettes, wet wipes, toothpicks and seasoning