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Tonya + Joseph elopement picnic at the Eiffel tower

Tonya + Joseph elopement picnic at the Eiffel tower

We planned our “Amilie Poulain” picnic for Tonya & Joseph who eloped to Paris ( YES they did marry in beautiful Paris ) and decided on a gourmet picnic + a mini photo session the next day to continue the celebration. Isn’t that swell!

First time in Paris for the both of them. Joseph had the idea of getting married abroad and of course Tonya planned every little details including our picnic wicker basket. Here are a few of the photographs that Olivier took of them earlier on at the trocadero. It is getting quite hot in the city. It is certainly the best time of the year to enjoy an outing on the grass with family and loved ones with a tasty picnic basket.

Tonya + Joseph had a selection of French cheeses, cold meats, tomato & Zucchini quiche, strawberries and cherries for dessert. Yummy really … They made the neighbours jealous.

We are soon adding some tote picnic bags to our picnic collection. You will be able to pick up your canvas bag from us and enjoy one of our lovely picnic anywhere you like in the city. Stay tuned for the latest details coming out soon.

Paris picnic recipe

Return from the Market + Picnic Shopping

Sweet Potatoe Quiche + Spinach and mushrooms.

We are trying new recipes for our picnics in Paris. Today a gluten free sweet potatoe quiche. Spring is on its way so we went to do our shopping at the “marché d’Aligre”, one of our favorite market place in central Paris. We had some wine and oysters at the café “Le Tambour” discussing food and local product with friends before we rushed back home to try this new recipe!

I can tell you it is YUMMY!

Our reciepe:

Grease a large flan dish, approximately 25-27cm in diamater.
Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add onion and garlic and cook 1 minute.
Add sweet potato and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until golden brown, this should take about 10 minutes.
Add spinach and cook, stirring 1 minute until spinach is wilted. Cool.
Add feta cheese, stir to combine and place into prepared flan dish.
Beat the 6 eggs in a large jug with milk, nutmeg and pepper and pour over vegetables in flan dish.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and pinenuts and bake in a moderate oven 180°C 35-40 minutes until puffed and golden.
Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Serve cut into wedges with a salad on the side, veges, chips or crusty bread rolls.


sweet potatoe salad picnic paris

sweet potatoe salad picnic paris

sweet potatoe salad picnic paris

Paris picnic recipe

Love Picnic Paris + Risotto recipe


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


  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,
Artisanal cheese
Fresh green salad
Artisanal crisps
Home made desert
(chocolate cake, tarte tatin…)
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


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

Paris picnic recipe

Home Made Tarte Tatin


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.

Paris picnic recipe

Love Picnic Paris + Chocolate & Pear cake


Love Picnic Paris: Chocolate & Pear cake with fresh cream. 

Pears and chocolate cake work really well together in this easy-to-prepare, everyday traditional cake. Especially if you have a couple of very ripe pears that you don’t know what to do with. Instead, I just placed chopped pears on top of the cake batter, expecting the cake batter to rise evenly around the pears. easy-to-make, it’s delicious, the chocolate cake texture is just right, and this dessert has fruit in it which is what I love


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped into large chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt – mix to combine.
  3. Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a small bowl, using a microwave, or on a stove top in a small pan over low heat. Stir well.
  4. Transfer melted chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl, add granulated sugar, and, using electric mixer, beat on medium-high speed for a couple of minutes until the mixture is light in color. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating to combine. Add flour mixture and milk, alternating between the two in two additions, into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Grease a 9×9 inch square pan or 9 inch round springform pan. If using a springform pan, line the bottom of the springform pan with a round piece of parchment paper.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the baking pan and place chopped pears on top of the cake batter. Alternatively, you can fold in chopped pears into the cake batter before adding the cake batter into the baking pan.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out reasonably clean and the cake bounces when touched.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 15-30 minutes. If using springform pan, release the cake when completely cooled.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving: it will make this tasty cake look really pretty!

Lifestyle Paris picnic recipe

Quiche Lorraine Picnic

Quiche Lorraine Picnic

quiche lorraine picnic paris

Recipe of our traditional Quiche Lorraine:

Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Use the pastry to line a 23cm (9in) fluted tart tin with removable base. Prick the base with a fork and line with nonstick baking paper and baking beans. Blind bake for 12 minutes. Remove paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes. Turn down the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C.

Fry the onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until softened. Add the bacon and garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Add the courgette and cook for 5 minutes more.

Beat the eggs in a bowl, mix in the cream and season. Put the courgette mix into the tart case, then pour over the egg mixture. Finish with the cheese and bake for 20 minutes. Turn up the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and bake for a final 5 minutes.

Quite simple really and so tasty for a picnic in Paris overlooking the Eiffel tower.

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Chocolate Cake Picnic Paris

Chocolate Cake Picnic Paris


Recipe: My Grand’Ma chocolate & Banana & Coconut.

Cake 250g Dark desert chocolate
250g salted butter
200g sugar
70g flower

2 bananas / 300g coconut powder
4 egg

– Preheat the oven 180°C (Th.6-7)
– Gently melt the chocolate “au bain marie” then let it cool..
– Mix butter in ambiant temperature with the sugar for 4mn. Then mix the eggs one after the other mixing vigorously in between each eggs.
– Add the chocolate and flower. Mix up delicately.
– The final composure should have a mousse texture!
– 30mn in the oven

Now once ready quite important WAIT until the next morning until you enjoy your “gateau au chocolat”.

Patience is king!

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