Romantic, Delicious Gourmet Picnics & Creative Portrait Photography

 in Beautiful Paris.

We are the number one Paris gourmet picnic company and provide creative photography services for all of your very special private celebrations in Paris. Here at Love Picnic Paris, we offer you the taste and charm of the authentic French Picnic. Our unique picnics are made with love and special savoir-faire in our home located in the centre of Paris.
Children and grandparents, aristocrats and workmen, lovers and families; all have enjoyed picnics throughout French history.  Love Picnic Paris has created four diverse Picnic Menus for you to choose from, each with its own unique personality, allowing you to delve into the romance behind the historical French Picnic.
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From the sourcing of the finest ingredients, creation of delicious homemade dishes, thoughtful assembly of our beautiful wicker Basket, all the way to its delivery to you at the picturesque Champ de Mars or the gardens of the Trocadero next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, we take care of everything so you don’t have to.

 Whether this is the perfect occasion spent between lovers or a fun afternoon shared amongst friends and family, we offer you the chance to have your precious Picnic moments captured in a fun & creative manner by our internationally minded award winning photographer. While we can’t make your Picnic last forever, with professional photographer Olivier Lalin’s help, the photos of your Picnic in Paris are something you can take home and cherish for a lifetime. If you are planning a trip to Paris with your family or a romantic stay with your loved one, we would be delighted to prepare and set up one of our lovely Paris picnic coupled with a romantic secret proposal or an engagement photo session or simply some creative family portraits for you in the most amazing city on earth.

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SUMMER NEWS : This summer you will cuddle away enjoying a real delightful Parisian moment with your other half in the city of light. You are visiting Paris with your love ones and are looking for something unique & wish to surprise your partner to a romantic Parisian adventure. Reach out to Love Picnic Paris. We can assist you with the planning of a beautiful afternoon with our gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower, the Louvre gardens, the Luxembourg gardens as well as the gardens of Versailles. There are a lot of information you can read through on the blog with some great visuals from our photographer. If you do not find the right answer, do not hesitate to get back to us with specific questions. Rush to our picnic page, choose and order your preferred gourmet picnic quickly. We cater for one picnic at a time both for lunch and diner. We are unfortunately having to turn down new customer whose date is already taken by a lucky one.  For the passionates, please order quickly and reserve your date. Once we receive your order, we will get back to you promptly to fine tune all the details. Your event can be paid in full once all of the planning has been taken care of. Remember, any of our picnics can be coupled with creative photography in Paris. If you are planning to propose under the Eiffel tower, you are at the right place. 

Note that we are setting up picnics at the gardens of Versailles this year if it is coupled with photography. You would have to add € 60 to your order for the transportation and the park entrance. The gardens of Versailles is the perfect surrounding for a romantic proposal.

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A romantic picnic in Paris + a photo session.

A romantic picnic with Anna and Igor in Paris. Anna came to Paris for a modeling job with her partner Igor who tagged along and met her for a few days. They had the beautiful idea of a romantic picnic in the city and a couple photo session with Olivier. The “Ile Saint-Louis” was the perfect setting for our lovers picnic. They had a wonderful time walking around the neighbourhood snapping a few fun, lovers photographs with beautiful Paris in the backdrop.

We prepared our “Amelie Poulain” picnic for them with some cold meat, a classic traditionnal home made French quiche with leaks from the market, cheese, string beans & avocado  salad and fresh strawberries for desert. Igor offered to his beautiful girlfriend a little market bouquet of freesia.

Picnic & love and some photos to celebrate the occasion and bring back home some souvenirs to share with friends and family. Perfect afternoon & they were so loving and and a perfect match, full of life and happiness.

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Paris picnic recipe

Love Picnic Paris + Risotto recipe

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Love Picnic Paris: Risotto with broad beans and Peas & Endive salad with greek feta & cucumber.

Risotto:

  1. Bring chicken stock to boil in a saucepan, keep on a low heat while you are making the risotto.
  2. In saute pan, melt butter and add garlic and onions, allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice and stir continuously over a low heat until the grains start to soften.
  4. Over a medium heat begin to add the hot stock a cup at a time, allow rice to absorb all stock before adding next cup of liquid.
  5. Continue to add the stock gradually , stirring all the time for about 15-20 minutes (I prefers to cook her risotto for 40 minutes, but up to you).
  6. Rice is ready when is soft, but still has chalky “bite” to it in the middle.
  7. Tip peas & broad beans in and stir in and heat through, about 3 minutes. by this time the peas & broad beans should be ready and the risotto bubbling again.
  8. Finally stir in parmesan and serve immediately with thinly sliced parmesan on top.
  9. For vegetarian do not use the chicken stock.

Simple endives & cucumber salad to accommodate our risotto with a french vinaigrette & red orange juice.

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Love Picnic Paris: “Leon”

Love picnic Paris: “Leon”

Léon is our take on a classic, French picnic. Using only the best selection of
market-bought products such as cured meats and artisanal
cheese, Léon has all the essential items needed for an
uncomplicated Parisian Picnic of superior quality, delivered in a traditional wicker basket.
Baguette tradition
Cured meats: cured ham,
saucisson
Artisanal cheese
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Fresh green salad
Artisanal crisps
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Home made desert
(chocolate cake, tarte tatin…)
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A bottle of wine:
French red, rosé, white wine
or limonade
Mineral water

Price: € 210,00 ( One basket for 2 )

Flowers of the market: € 70,00

You can choose from a bottle of red, white or rose to enjoy your picnic with.

Champagne add € 50,00Picnic Paris champs de Mars

Paris picnic recipe

Love Picnic Paris + Granola Greek Yogurt Strawberry

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Love Picnic Paris + Greek Yogurt & strawberry & mix granola and dried fruit

It’s a fruit-and-yogurt parfait

  1. Add granola to a glass or bowl and smooth surface until flat
  2. Add half of the greek yogurt and smooth surface until flat
  3. Add 4 strawberries ( I like to mash them up to make jam consistency) then smooth surface until flat
  4. Add the rest of the greek yogurt and top with a cut up strawberry
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Home Made Tarte Tatin

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Love Picnic Paris: Home made Tarte Tatin

7 medium apples: 7 Granny Smith
200g white sugar
50g butter

One lemon & one vanilla stick
175g ready-made shortcrust pastry OR
225g plain flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
120g cold butter

1. Peel, halve and core the apples, then put in the fridge, uncovered, for 24 hours.

2. Put the sugar into a 20cm heavy-based ovenproof frying pan along with 50ml water and leave to soak for a couple of minutes, then cook over a medium heat until golden. Take off the heat and stir in the butter, and a pinch of salt, until well combined, then carefully arrange the apples in the pan, round-side down, bearing in mind the caramel will be very hot, and put back on the heat – you may need to cut some of the apples into smaller pieces to fill in the gaps. Cook for 5 minutes, then take off the heat and allow to cool completely.

3. If making the pastry, sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Grate in the butter, then rub together until it is coarse crumbs. Add a lemon with a whole stick of vanilla.

4. Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Roll out the pastry (you’ll probably have some left over if you’ve made your own) to 5mm thick, and cut out a circle slightly larger than your pan. Put back into the fridge to rest.

5. Put the pastry on top of the pan and tuck in the edges around the fruit. Bake for about 30 minutes until the pastry is golden, then remove from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then place a plate, slightly larger than the pan, on top and then, very carefully, using oven gloves, invert the tart on to the plate. Best served warm, with crème fraîche.