I recently came across this fabulous company called Pop Up Picnic (you may have noticed their ad in the sidebar?) and was so excited when they offered to send me one of their hampers to review.
A little bit about the company:
Pop Up Picnic has reinvented the traditional picnic hamper with their innovative folding table design (it’s really cool!). These Australian-made mobile picnics have everything you need for an instant outdoor dining experience. The well-thought-out hampers include a full 3-course picnic menu for two, picnic rug, plates, cutlery, water, and stemless champagne flutes. They really have thought of everything, they even pre-slice the baguette for you so it tears easily without needing a knife.
It was hard to choose which hamper to get as both options were so tempting but in the end we went with the antipasto table as I like to graze when eating outdoors. And what was even more awesome, the lovely Zae from Pop Up Picnic added in a special pregnancy-friendly picnic just for me which included options like a poached salmon and dill baguette and fresh vegetarian rice paper rolls.
When it arrived (delivery on a Sunday people!), we were so smitten with the cute packaging, which is 100% recyclable, reusable or fully compostable, and we loved that it was personalised especially for us with a name tag and menu.
And now to the food, I apologise for the not-so-great food shots, as we were so hungry we really just got stuck in. But it was all so delicious and there was so much food that we ended up popping some of the salads on a pizza base later for dinner. Yum.
This is two of the salads – a roasted chat potato salad with chives, shallots and herb mayonnaise and the herb-roasted seasonal vegetables with spinach, pumpkin seeds and a lemon soy dressing – and the grilled vege antipasto. I didn’t seem to get a shot of the cured meats and salmon, the husband must have monopolised those while I was shooting.
Oh the desserts were so good, we could have eaten double I think. That’s what happens when you are pregnant and craving sweets. We had a chocolate nougat pot with sesame and peanut praline and a summer fruit and white chocolate yoghurt pot. And of course cheese! Which came with a tasty granny smith and date chutney and crispy lavosh.
All in all, I would say that I loved my Pop Up Picnic experience and would definitely be doing it again for a special occasion. Perhaps our anniversary which is coming up soon……
They also do party catering and prop hire for bigger groups so it’s worth checking out for your next event.