They say the living is easy in summertime, and this summer Four Seasons hotels across Europe are making it easier than ever to enjoy a lazy lunch in the sun with a new range of perfectly prepared picnics.
Whether it’s bubbles on the water in Prague, lunch on the lawn in Florence, a basket of Provençal treats in the garden in Cap-Ferrat or afternoon tea by the canal in Hampshire, there’s bound to be something to suit even the pickiest of picnic-er.
A Provençal Picnic with Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Guests staying at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel are in luck this summer, as the Hotel’s Michelin-starred Chef Yoric Tièche has created new picnic baskets that gather together the irresistible flavours of Provence and the Côte d’Azur.
From salade Niçoise to local favourites like pissaladière, pan bagna, traditional socca chickpea pancakes, and a sweet ending of local menton lemon tartlets, this summer’s picnic baskets are a treat for the senses, and a great introduction to the cuisine of the French Riviera.
A Picnic in the Park at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
When you have the largest private park in Florence at your feet, the opportunities for the perfect picnic spot are practically endless.
And when Michelin-starred Chef Vito Mollica is in charge of the picnic basket, filled to the brim with quintessentially Italian delicacies, then things really don’t get much better.
Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, located in the spectacular green surrounds of the Giardino della Gherardesca park, have the choice of four very special locations to lay their picnic blankets this summer.
Picnicking in the Heart of the Dogmersfield Estate with Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Located in the heart of the bucolic Dogmersfield Estate, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is the ideal spot for a picnic surrounded by the sights and sounds of the British countryside.
The team at the Hotel has created proper English picnic baskets ranging from traditional Ploughman’s Lunch Basket, filled with local cheeses, roast beef, gammon, homemade chutney and piccalilli with a lemon meringue tart to finish, to an Afternoon Tea Basket complete with tea sandwiches and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam.
Bubbles on Board a Private River Boat with Four Seasons Hotel Prague
Prague is a magical place at any time of year, but long summer days are perfect for time spent on the waters of the Vltava River gazing at the city’s beauty as one lazily drifts by.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague is upping the game by serving picnic baskets onboard the Hotel’s private wooden boat this summer. Hampers can be tailor-made, featuring items such as cold cuts and cheeses.
Each of these Summer Picnic Experiences can be booked by contacting the Hotels directly.