Rhode Island Traveling Picnic Business Thinks Outside the Basket

Curated charcuterie experiences range from Bohemian to fall harvest with farm-fresh eats and all the accoutrements

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Though a wedge of cheese, sleeve of crackers, and paper napkins unfurled on a woodsy table will do the trick in a pinch, Perfect Picnix dares to take the experience further, transporting guests to a faraway Bohemian scene where grapes, artisanal meats, gourmet jams, and soft pita are abundant, seating is plush pillows, and wine flows in crystal vessels. A sturdy pallet of fresh fruit and cheese rests on a colorful knit blanket, and a curated playlist backdrops lawn games or scavenger hunts even after the feast has diminished.

“We reinvent the nostalgic tradition of lovingly handmade picnics that transform an ordinary day into a magical occasion,” says co-owner Alyssa Ann Heller. “We can do something as simple as preparing a romantic picnic for two, which can be picked up at our Warren facility. Or we can do a larger-scale custom event, delivering to the destination of your choice,” whether that’s a park overlooking the water or your own backyard. 

And Bohemian isn’t the only theme: Personalized picnics out of wicker baskets can include sweet or savory charcuterie boards, experiential props like cornhole or bocci, and with their recent acquisition of Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains, cascading waterfalls of fine chocolate, cheese, or barbecue sauce to elevate even an outdoor gathering thanks to plexiglass enclosures.

For fall, watch for the bounty of late harvests incorporated in autumnal grazing: butternut squash and dried cranberries with pomegranate dressing, spiced pumpkin quinoa salad, and farm-fresh granny smith apple slices topped with pecorino cheese, truffle honey, corn kernels, and roasted hazelnuts.  

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