Spring is coming, but it seems Dallas has already decided to give us spring weather. With perfect sun nearly every day, it’s important to get outside and enjoy it before the temperatures are too warm to do so. I invited some friends to join me in the park across the street from my home for a little bubbly picnic to enjoy the weather. (Somehow we caught the only overcast day we’ve seen in a while, but it was still lovely.)
No weekend meal before 3pm is ever complete without bubbles, so I stocked up on Segura Viudas Brut Cava and Rosé … and plenty of ice. (I used Segura Viudas’s bottle calculator to determine how many bottles to get … and then got an extra bottle because I know my friends so well.) The cava was a nice choice thanks to its crispness and mild floral note, which is light and pairs nicely with many items. We started on the sparkling wine while we set up–pillows, blankets, plenty of trays (key), and some snacks.
While we were focused on the drink, we figured the definition of a picnic was a meal outside, so we each brought a little something to snack on. We started with the biscuit bar, complete with homemade whipped honey butter, Irish Whiskey Jam, Trader Joe’s Fig Butter, and other goodies. Kathryn brought caprese skewers and watermelon/feta skewers, both drizzled with balsamic glaze, and we sprung for Kuby’s chicken salad (really, the best around) with endive and crackers. For sweets, we picked up donut holes and I made no-bake cherry cheesecakes, which were incredibly easy and tasted fantastic.
The perfect little treat for the end of the meal was Strawberries and Cava gummies made with Segura Viudas But Cava by Chris Henley (a.k.a. Betty Cocktail). I am very particular about the consistency of gummies and I LOVED these. The flavor was delightful, and we were told that they still have booze in them, which is unique for gummies as the alcohol is usually cooked out. (Chris also brought her little pup along to enjoy the festivities.)
The picnic was a delight
Just make sure you get a wagon to haul everything!
***Special thanks to Segura Viudas for buying the bubbly for our picnic!***