Picnic Perfect Round Up!

After doing a whole year of wine events each month and focusing on both red and white varietals, this month we did a tasting of various white wines. We paired our white wines with picnic fare to round out the summer. Here are pics of the dishes my friends brought to the table along with the wines we tasted throughout the night. (Please forgive the blurry pics... too much wine... lol)

Beet, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad
shared at the event by Joelen

White Wine Fruit Salad w/Strawberries

shared at the event by Abbie
Brie & Gruyere Cheese Plate w/Pate & Sausage
shared at the event by Joelen
Cantaloupe, Cucumber & Mint Salad
shared at the event by John
Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad
shared at the event by Shirley

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad
shared at the event by Jen & Wayne
recipe HERE
Fresh grapes & raspberries w/Artisanal Goat Cheese
from the Green City Market
shared at the event by Linda
Antipasto Pasta Salad
shared at the event by Michele
Orzo Pasta Salad
shared at the event by Christy
Japanese Cucumber Salad
shared at the event by Teresa

Beer & Mustard Bratwurst

w/ caramelized onions & mushrooms on the side
shared at the event by Joelen
Chilled Wine Poached Salmon Steaks
shared at the event by Howard
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake
purchased and shared by Christy

Coffee Toffee Brownies
shared at the event by Susan

After a fabulous picnic dinner spread, we played a new boardgame i got from my friend stephanie! (Thank you Stephanie - I love it!!) The game is called Winerd and can be found wherever boardgames are sold or online. If you're looking to brush up on your wine trivia or play a non-college frat party "drinking game," then this is a game you'll want to check out!
To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted their favorite picnic recipes and recipes using white wine! As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Kate of Paved With Good Intentions ! Kate will be receiving a Spring/Summer 2008 Season's Best cookbook, compliments of Pampered Chef. Congratulations Kate and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the recipes submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Stina of Eat Something!
from Tennessee
Peach Melba Gelatin
What's fruity and jiggles when it's drunk? Kudos if you guessed a fruity gelatin dish made with wine! (Haha!) Stina captures the flavors of peach & raspberry with a hint of white wine in her entry to the picnic party. To see how she makes it, check out her blog!

Laura of Laura's Home Cookin'
from Minnesota
Pollo all Fiorentina and Pomodoro e Basilico
Laura joins us to share two of her favorite Italian dishes. Her Chicken Cutlets with Spinach and Tomato Basil Sauce are not only quick to make but I really like how they use white wine ! These are recipes I want to make soon. Check out her blog for the recipes so you can make them too!
Kate of Paved With Good Intentions
from California
The Engineer's Favorite Lemon Squares
Kate shares her recipe for lemon squares even though she's not a fan of lemons. She made these treats for someone special and decided to share them with us too! To find out who she made these for and why, check out her blog and the recipe!
Karen of Loves To Eat Weblog
from Tampa, FL
Fish in Lemon Wine Sauce
Karen joins us with a dish that prepares fish in a refreshing way. I'm a big fan of fish and seafood so I'm looking forward to trying this recipe soon. For the recipe, check out Karen's blog!


  1. nice round up! and thanks for the info/link to the board game - i've been looking for a good gift for my friend who loves wine! (she has a wine fridge that holds 48 bottles!)

  2. I would have love to go to that one!

  3. Mmm... everything looks fabulous! I love white truck - that's a great wine to serve.