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Life at Lulu’s: When Life’s a Picnic

“Pique-nique, in the parlance of 17th century France, meant to BYO wine to a restaurant. Today the term is synonymous with wicker baskets and checkered blankets – and soggy sandwiches. Enter ‘entertainologist’ Lulu Powers, here to liberate taste-free outdoor meals with her elevated, unexpected, and (nearly) effortless recipes, each one as divine in the backyard as it would be on the beaches of Cap-Ferrat…packable dishes that will light up sunny summer days ahead – anytime, anywhere.


Jardesca ‘Sneeky’

‘This is truly summer in a glass! It’s made with Jardesca, a light, gardeny American aperitivo. You can mix everything together beforehand – just try not to drink the whole pitcher.’

In a pitcher, muddle 1 bottle Jardesca with 1 bunch basil and 2 oranges cut into wedges. Fill glasses with ice, pour in the Jardesca mixture, and top with a splash of Prosecco. Garnish with more orange slices and basil.”

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