Wednesday, July 06, 2005

More on the Henley Regatta

My first Pimm's. Isn't it beautiful? And as you can see, we were RIGHT on the water. Very nice!

Amazing food. Here, you can see the round sandwich Johanna made, that has pastrami, watercress and a cream from mayonnaise, capers, parsley, gherkins and mustard. Wonderful! And behind that is Jeanne's quiche with butternut squash and feta. She also brought muffins that somehow must have snuck out of the shot - with pecorino and peppadew. Mmm!

And here we have foie gras crackers, another quiche with asparagus and bacon, and the amazing Jägerwecken. That was a thick baguette, holed out and stuffed with ham, cheese, gherkins, parsley, cream cheese and boiled eggs, all chopped up. Tasted incredible, I loved that!

And not in pictures, but still present, were salmon roly-polies with cream cheese and herbs, a yummy mackerel dip, and for dessert, chocolate-chili cremes. And in addition to the Pimm's, there were lots of wines and wonderful bellinis that Andrew had brought. Mm!

Decidedly the most up-scale picnic I've ever been to, that's for sure! And as a bonus, I have almost all the recipes, since they're all to be found on various blogs! A thousand thanks to Johanna and her family for having me - it was a great way to spend a weekend!

Oh, and what did I do on Sunday? I went shopping, of course. Quite a task considering the sales had started in London, and I lugged my bag around all day. I had to refresh myself several times with.. this.


Anonymous said...

My anti-corporation heart bleeds for you. :-)

Anne said...

Oh Niklas, I know. My inner-Michael Moore is crying too. But what can I say - it's just so darn tasty. :)

Niki said...

I would have loved to be at Henley with you. It's something my little closet-Anglophile girl would love. Having met Johanna in person too, would have topped it off.
But I have to say......Starbucks?? Euhhh...their drinks are so overly sweetened. They've opened up here in the past few years, but their stores are always pretty empty. Melbourne is just too used to real good-quality coffee, from our many European immigrants to go for weak, sweet coffee flavoured drinks (although I do love a shot of hazelnut flavour in my caffe latte!). I think it was when Starbucks opened a store in the main street of Melbourne 'little Italy' (Lygon St), full of old Italian coffee shops that we really turned against them.

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looks amazing. I have to admit that I've never been at Starbucks, I'll try to find one next time that I'm abroad.

Farmgirl Susan said...

What a fabulous picnic! Yum, yum, yum! :)

Jocelyn:McAuliflower said...

Oh you guys are so funny!
I think I can make an exception for your Starbucks craving- given that you don't go there everyday!

I can't remember if I've pointed this out yet... the Starbucks Copycat Recipe site.

Elise said...

Did you wear a big hat?