With the prospect of sunnier spring weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions, Lexus and leading chef Emily Roux have put together tasty recipes and helpful tips to enjoy the perfect Easter picnic.
Emily Roux, a Lexus Ambassador and chef at the Caractére restaurant in London’s Notting Hill, has produced some easy-to-follow recipes for ideal snacks to enjoy in your local park or countryside.
Full recipes and Step-by-step details can be found by clicking here.
Cacio e pepe arancini
Often found on restaurant menus, these filling, bite-size arancini (Italian rice balls stuffed, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried) are ideal for hungry picnickers – a sandwich on its own never really satisfies. They pack a punch, meaning no extra seasoning or sauce is needed.
Bagels, cured salmon, wasabi
Spice up the typical sandwich concept by making it with a bagel. Then add some spice with a filling of wasabi on salmon – the combination you never knew you needed, until now.
The perfect pork pie
This sturdy pork pie will definitely make it to the picnic in one piece. It is a little more time-consuming to prepare, but well worth it.
Impress your friends with these dainty French patisseries that can be made with minimum effort in the kitchen – they certainly look the part. Their caramelised coating means they are unlikely to break, so they are ideal for transporting.
Dark chocolate cookies
These are no ordinary cookies, and kids and adults alike will love them. They will also help ease the load for the return journey, as they’re sure all to be eaten up during the picnic.
Lexus Picnic Top Tips
Delivering an impressive and enjoyable picnic is about more than just taste. Lexus and Emily Roux have come up with some useful tips on how to prepare and present the best outdoor feast.
When asked about her favourite picnic spots, Emily said “I love Richmond Park as it’s local to us, with varied scenery and many different picnic spots to choose from. Diego and I have spent many afternoons there since living in London and we love to sit on Sawyer’s Hill looking at the London skyline. We’ve been really impressed by Dorney Lake, which we’ve never visited until the Lexus picnic shoot, and as lockdown eases we’re looking forward to bringing our one-year old son here.”