Rat reappeared staggering under a fat, wicker luncheon-basket.
“What’s inside it?’ asked the Mole, wriggling with curiosity.
‘There’s cold chicken inside it,’ replied the Rat briefly; ‘coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrolls cresssandwidgespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater––’‘O stop, stop,’ cried Mole in ecstasies: ‘This is too much!’”
Picnic season is upon us! Let’s take a tour.
- Marczyk made picnic chicken. Crispy fried chicken from the oven! Buttermilk marinated half chicken, breaded and oven fried. $10.99 each.
- Tarentaise, VT alpine cheese. Sharp and flavorful with the taste of the green grasses coming through.
- Prairie Breeze, Milton Creamery in Iowa. Crumbly and dry, slightly sweeter than a cheddar.
- Fresh Mozz, made here!Always fresh. Give it a good soak in olive oil and vinegar, S & P, before you pack it for the park.
- Creminilli hard sausages. The best of Italy's handmade salumi via Utah. Try the Sopressata, garlic and red wine make it robust.
- Marczyk baguette. This is a unique style, not seen anywhere else in Denver. Crunchy and soft.
- Mexicoke. All coke is not the same! Made in a plant in Mexico and served in an “old school cool” glass bottle.
- Classic lattice-top cherry pie. Sweet cherry pie with a flakey lard/butter crust.
- Delice de Bourgogne. “Melts on your tongue like whipped butter.” A pungent triple cream cheese.
- Bouche de Poitou. A big rich goat cheese. It’s got a nice bite.
- San-J Tamari Brown Sesame cracker. Actually not French. But so very very good with either of these cheeses.
- Le Village Blond Orange or Pink Lemonade. A groovy bottle, with a touch of elderberry.
- Jules Destrooper Almond Thin cookies.Thin, like the French. Belgian thin wafers, serve with a cold fruit and citrus salad.
- Cold melon with prosciutto. OK, now that says summer. The only improvement on this classic combo would be a squeeze of lime.
- Gorgonzola Dolce. So creamy, and not as sharp as other blues. Try it with the Grandpa’s Tamarisk honey. It’s dark brown in color with flavors of hickory and pine. Sounds Italian, si?
- Ritrovo Truffled Blanched Almonds. Dusted with sea salt, one of the many delicious products from one of Italy’s best importers.
- Piave del Vecchio. Nutty and sweet, like the Northern Italians. It’s amazing how much of this you can eat by just shaving off little curls…
- Serve an Italian version of three bean salad, made with chichi beans. Try this recipe.
- San Pellegrino sparkling drinks. Imported from Milan. The newest flavor, blood orange, we can’t keep in stock it’s so popular!
Marczyk's at Jazz in the Park
This Sunday, starting at 5pm, we’ll have the handsome Marczyk van parked on the East High esplanade with 2 picnics ready to take and devour. Go to Jazz in the Park, or back to your own porch. $20, here are the choices:
1/2 Picnic Chicken
Smoked Salmon Spread
Market made Baguette
2 Lemon San Pellegrinos
Market made brownie
City Park Jazz, every Sunday night at 6pm at the band stand!
Botanic Gardens, all concerts start at 7pm.
“Best Edible Community Service. Fridays at Marczyk's are pure urban bliss!”Westword Newspaper
Friday nights, 5:00-7:30pm. Delicious Niman Ranch beef, ground fresh here, served on freshly baked brioche buns. Come enjoy the tastiest burger in Denver! Both stores. $6.99.
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