Here’s a piece I wrote recently for Local Magazine on the art of the picnic in Aspen.
Sometimes the best dining experiences are the ones you create for yourself while enjoying Aspen’s spectacular surroundings.
The art of the picnic can range from an elaborate, well-planned gourmet affair to a simple, spontaneous outing, based on your mood, the setting and company. Pack up your grandmother’s silver, a vase for wildflowers and imported country pâté, or take a humbler approach with a blanket that’s kept in the trunk of your car, a basket from the thrift shop and casual provisions. With a lot or little effort, locally made and sourced picnic essentials can make your next outdoor adventure a memorable culinary (and social) gathering.