- February 16, 2016
- Food and Wine
The perfect Provençal picnic
If there's one thing we pride ourselves on at Walk Inn it's our gourmet Provençal picnics.
Wait: we also take customer service very seriously, we're meticulously nitpicky about the quality of our Roadbooks, and we're pretty obsessive about getting off the beaten path, but those subjects are for another day.
Back to our picnics.
Let's just say it: we hate sandwiches. I'm sure there are great sandwiches out there, and we've had some pretty good ones. But in terms of a Provençal picnics, we really hate sandwiches. The centerpiece of our picnics is generally a salade composée: a grain salad based on locally-grown spelt for example, with diced vegetables and a vinaigrette. Add some charcuterie, some fromage, fresh baguettes, some good wine, and all sorts of other goodies too: tapenade, candies fruits, maybe some stuffed red peppers too, and some other surprises. Though we often dine in fabulously gastrionomic restaurants for dinner, we're often complemented most for what our guides are able to magically take out of their packs for lunch..