Introducing the Bklyn Larder Picnic Pros

Headed to a picnic? Planning a party? Wondering which cheese goes best with a green lawn and some chilled rosé? Or maybe how the Argus Ciderkin compares to the Nine Pin Hard Cider?

Please allow us to introduce Kristina and Gizella, aka, our resident know-it-alls, keepers of the details and serious, serious Picnic Pros. (Yes, uppercase letters are in order.)

Kristina, our assistant manager, is the definition of delightful — and no detail gets by her. Can’t find something? She knows exactly where it is and is probably already wrapping it up for you. Gizella, our general manager, has been with Larder since day one. She’s wry and dry and really pretty magical. That cheese you had at that party that one time? She knows what it is. And she knows one you might like even more.

Lots of shops offer “picnic packages,” and we’ve been tempted to. You know: two sandwiches, two drinks, two bags of chips for X dollars. But not everyone wants a sandwich, or wants chips. Or they want a gelato and a slice of quiche instead. Because people want what they want. And that’s absolutely the way it should be.

As the inimitable Elizabeth David once put it: “The enjoyment of food and wine seems to me to lie in having what you want when you want it and in the particular combination you fancy.”

So. We’ve got counters and shelves full of delicious options. Let us help you find what you fancy. Whether you’d like help choosing snacks, sandwiches, a meal for two or eight — or want to call ahead and have it all waiting for you.

And finally, one last public service announcement: There are only 10 Saturdays left until Labor Day! Make them count, friends! Rally the troops, light the grill or spread a blanket, slather on that sunscreen and throw some fêtes to remember! We can totally help. Or, you know. Kristina and Gizella can.

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