Splendor In the Grass
Take advantage of the summer sun by lounging in the park with a delectable picnic spread, Asian style! Forgo the usual cheese and sandwiches (yawn) and spice up your picnic basket with some fun treats. Details Royal/T Café, Royal-t.org; Cupcake & Cookie, cupcakeandcookiela.com.
Green tea mochi cupcakes and pineapple cake pops from dessert delivery service Cupcake & Cookie are an indulgent finish to your summer meal.
Don’t forget the chopsticks to slurp up this refreshing green soba noodle salad from Royal/T Café.
Royal/T Café’s Soju Ginger Lemonade
Colorful Ramune marble drinks are balls of fun — simply pop and sip.
Enjoy an early happy hour with this refreshing picnic cocktail. 2 oz premium soju 1.5 oz ginger syrup* Freshly squeezed lemon juice Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a healthy sized lemon wedge. *Ginger syrup (Makes about 16 oz)
Combine ingredients in a small pot over medium high heat. Bring to a rapid boil. Take off heat. After 15 minutes strain out the ginger. Let cool to at least room temperature.
Royal/T’s tuna tartare rolls add color and style to a lush spread.
Gyozas are perfectly packable — clean, compact and scrumptious.
For recipes, check out AudreyMagazine.com/entertaining-picnic.
PHOTOS BY HOWARD CHANG, TUMMYDIARIES.COM.
1 cup superfine sugar 1 cup filtered water 3 inches peeled and crushed ginger