When the sun is shining in Paris, there’s nothing better than staking out a picnic spot in one of the city’s lovely gardens or along the Seine. A number of luxury hotels and épiceries sell picnic baskets for those too pressed for time to buy the ingredients themselves. One of the most fabulous we’ve seen is offered by Bellota-Bellota, the 20-year-old Paris brand known for its extraordinary Iberian ham.
Called the “meilleur pique-nique du monde” (“the best picnic in the world”), the wicker basket is packed with a selection of the brand’s top-quality products. Think Iberian charcuterie, chorizo, smoked salmon tartare, foie gras, a creamy sheep’s milk cheese and a bottle of Verdejo Jose Pariente wine. Stored at proper temperature thanks to cooler packs, the picnic also comes with chic accessories, glasses, a bottle opener, and silverware. For six people. Available from May 30-September 30. Priced at 420€. For more information, visit www.bellota-bellota.com