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Summer Picnics in Australia
Just yesterday I took my wife and 2 young daughters to O’Reillys Rain-forrest Retreat and decided to stop along the way for a picnic and a break from driving.
The key elements to our picnic being a success were the following:
Don’t over do it!
DO keep it simple with high quality fresh ingredients.
DON’T prepare anything that requires too much cutlery or crockery, cleaning up is not the fun part of a picnic.
Shared plates and a couple of knifes are the best way to go.
A couple of nice cheeses, chutney, pâté, leek and parmesan tart or sliced cold meats, pickled onions, dressed leaves and crusty breads are a great place to start.
It’s nice not to need cutlery but instead just one hand to eat.
DO Remember to freeze down some chiller packs for the food the night before.
Australian summer heat can ruin your food within an hour of it being prepared unless its kept chilled.
DON’T risk taking seafood or meats unless your confident of the temperature you are transporting the food at? They must be kept cold.
Note: Water, cordial or juice bottles filled the night before and frozen will make great ice packs and give you chilled drinks for lunch as they defrost throughout the morning.
DO pack a ground sheet, blanket or tarp to sit and eat on. The bigger the better!
Our native ants love a picnic as much as we do.
DO pick a place before you go, this could mean a place half way to your destination or a local park or nature reserve.
DO check with local council about wether you need to book a park area and the local laws with regards to liquor consumption, especially for larger groups.
DO consider a cover not only in case it rains but to provide shade on a sunny day.
DO pack as light as possible and choose somewhere that’s not a huge hike from the car or transport.
Bio disposable plates, cutlery and glassware is available almost everywhere now and can save a lot of weight as well as being considerate to the environment that we are enjoying.
DO take a plastic bag for your waste and take everything with you so that the next family can enjoy the space as much as you did.
DON’T ruin the very place you came to enjoy nature with litter.
Some great picnic foods:
And for the person who just doesn’t have time to cook?
We can do all this for you!
Enjoy your picnicking and this beautiful country, these are family the days your children will remember.
by Dalton Hospitality August 8, 2012
Dalton Hospitality offers catering from tiny baby parties to the biggest wedding receptions and everything in between. If you need catering — we have the food for you!
We service the areas below with our buffet, BBQ, and fine dining. We cover the appetizers to desserts — all loaded with all the freshest and finest ingredients. We take great pride in your catering!
Anstead – Ashgrove – Auchenflower – Bardon – Bellbowrie – Brookfield – Chapel Hill – Chelmer – Chuwar – Corinda – Enoggera – Enoggera Reservoir – Ferny Grove – Fig Tree Pocket – Graceville – Indooroopilly – Jamboree Heights – Jindalee – Karana Downs – Kenmore – Kenmore Hills – Kholo – Lake Manchester – Middle Park – Milton – Moggill – Mount Coot-tha – Mount Crosby – Mount Ommaney – Paddington – Pinjarra Hills – Pullenvale – Red Hill – Riverhills – Sherwood – St Lucia – Taringa – The Gap – Toowong – Upper Brookfield – Upper Kedron – Westlake
Dalton Hospitality takes great pride in all their catering on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Jerome Dalton built his reputation through quality food and services. They have been in the catering business since 2003. Jerome started his apprenticeship when he was 15 years old at Drysdale House Restaurant and Dirty Dick’s Steakhouse in Hobart. Dalton Hospitality covers all the western suburbs for your eating pleasure.
If you want the best food for any event, no matter what type of event from birthday parties to a government get together, you want the best catering on the Sunshine Coast. Dalton Hospitality only uses the freshest food from local growers. Food is a passion at Dalton Hospitality.
Dalton Hospitality is the only caters to offer lunch on the run. If your time is at a premium, you call Dalton‘s to supply the lunch for your sit down business lunch or a quick sandwich and coffee at your desk. You choose the food, they serve the food. What more could you ask for in a lunch on the run?
Romantic dinners for two, special occasions and anniversaries, or just dinning out in your living room, call Dalton’s for their fabulous fine dining. You can have it served by their waiters, or put it on the table and serve yourself. Choose your favorite dishes with mouthwatering flavors. We cater to your likes and dislikes.
We make a point to tailor our menus to your taste and your budget. Grazing at a buffet should be fun, not a quest to find something you like. Our menus for the buffet is specific to every individual from the type of aperitifs to the coffee and desserts.
Looking for a BBQ for that business lunch or dinner? Dalton’s is the one to call of the best in BBQs. We cater to your tastes and those of your guests. We take pride in your backyard BBQ with the freshest foods of your choice. You can’t have a BBQ in western suburbs without ordering from Daltons. The smell of BBQ is so unique the neighbors will be lining up at your front door.
If you’re looking for catering brisbane and you live in western suburbs of Queensland. Dalton Hospitality are “the” caters to call. They “cater” to individual tastes and to your budget. They believe in degustation, which is a culinary term meaning “a careful, appreciative tasting of various foods and focusing on sense of taste.”
As well as catering any party, lunch, dinner or event, you can also order their home made jams, chutneys, and sauces as corporate gifts for clients or employees.
Call Dalton Hospitality today for all your catering needs!
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