A delicious picnic enjoyed with friends out in the park is surely one of the highlights of summer. Since May 2020, chefs and friends Chelsea Turowsky (from Omiomi) and Mélanie Wehrli have developed a new event series called Pique–nique that brings a perfectly prepared alfresco meal to a different location every time. Guests can expect a ready-made spread served in the middle of green nature, be it a Berlin park or a Brandenburg garden. The lovingly-arranged menus are newly designed for each picnic, which feature sweet finishing touches like bamboo blankets and floral decorations. At the Hasenheide event I joined we ate freshly-smoked fish, potatoes with vegan tahini mayonnaise, buckwheat urfa pita and baked cauliflower, with refreshing kombucha alongside. If you fancy alcohol, you can also opt for natural wines before enjoying the view over tasty desserts. All this is served on fabulous vintage plates personally collected by Chelsea and Melanie. An open-air feast! (Text: Phuong Anh Nguyen Le / Photos: Gabrielė Mišeikytė)
Phuong Anh Nguyen Le studies Fashion & Business Management and lives in Friedrichshain. She spends her free time capturing moments everywhere with her camera.
Pique–nique: the next alfresco event will be held in September – check out Instagram for the latest announcements. You can also arrange a private picnic for your colleagues or friends.