I have been on a major Greek food kick this summer, so when my parents decided to come up for the weekend and we planned to have a picnic on the Hudson, a Greek smorgasbord naturally unfurled. My parents were staying a half a block from the The Park at Chelsea Piers which made picnicking easy and allowed me to pack what was probably far too much food and wine. The morning of I roasted a few bell peppers and some tomatoes, made this tzatziki, and threw together an easy roasted eggplant bruschetta. Together with store bought hummus, olives, brie, feta and some raw vegetables and fruits, this picnic was as easy to put together as it was to enjoy. We packed enough wine to allow our picnic to go on well into the night, and we laughed so hard that I'm sure they could hear us in New Jersey. I love having my parents in town and am sad that the long weekend is over, but we had an absolutely incredible weekend in the city.
[thorny rose chardonnay is my new favorite for fall. it is fruity but not too sweet, and even when it wasn't perfectly chilled it was still totally delicious which is rare for a chardonnay and makes it a good pick for outdoor drinking. i also love their cab sauv]
[clean up of a nyc picnic is different than most]
[post picnic beers at one of our favorites - the half king]