RE: Ultimate Picnic Basket
some soft cheeses like Brin D'Amour and maybe some mozzarella di bufala (with olive oil and basil),
some hard cheeses like Lincolnshire Poacher and farmhouse Lancashire, some cured meats like salami and prosciutto.
A nice crusty bread, like an italian flat(round) loaf.
Smoked Salmon would be a must. Put some smoked salmon and some cheese with capers and a little caviar on an endive leaf. Add a little olive oil perhaps.
Pate de foie gras
A variety of olives including kalomata, moroccan cured, etc.
Black Beauty and Black Corinth grapes.
Other fruits could be Maine blueberries, kiwi, strawberries.
Herman J. Weimer Reisling