Easter Monday picnic? 50 ideas to do it at home – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay


The Easter Monday picnic it is a real institution. A day at the seaside, in the countryside, but also at the nearest park is ideal for celebrating holiday Monday and enjoying the first days of spring. And what about those big black clouds? The weather is crazy, we know and often doesn’t respect our desire for sun. But Let’s not be discouraged by the bad weather: let’s prepare the best picnic ever at home.

How to set the table

Let’s set the Easter Monday table with checkered tablecloth, baskets for bread and flowered place cards. In the center of the table and scattered between one plate and another we have colorful dishes wildflowers and, for the children at home, we prepare a small table and cushions to sit directly on the carpet: it will be just like in the park!

Given the informal atmosphere they will be disposable tableware is also allowed, perhaps to be chosen in colored and assorted paper. Yellow, orange and lilac will be fine, but even a total green look will recall picnics on the lawn. If you are wondering what to cook, the answer is: the great classics of outdoor lunches.

What to cook for the Easter Monday picnic?

They will be perfect for the Easter Monday picnic at home, meatballs to be served while still hot on a large tray, omelettes stuffed to be portioned into rectangles that can also be picked up with the hands, focaccias to be distributed on the cheerful table and savory pies based on vegetables, cheeses and cured meats. For the occasion, the preparations of the dish will be ideal baked dough in the classic version and with vegetarian or fish-based variants, as well as the sautéed yellow ricestolen for the picnic from the Milanese tradition.

To accompany these dishes they must not be missing a rich platter of cured meats such as rolled bacon, coppa, raw and cooked ham and salami and a plate with mixed cheeses soft and seasoned accompanied by honey and mustard. And to make this homemade picnic even more delicious, instead of bread we serve focaccia prepared following the most ancient Ligurian tradition.

50 recipes for a homemade Easter Monday picnic

Easter Monday picnic

Easter Monday picnic at home: 50 recipes

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