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The platters finale!

We've spent time talking about the main players of the perfect picnic platter but no platter is complete without… 

Antipasto

There are too many delicious morsels to choose from when it comes to the antipasto section of our fridges from olives to octopus to pickled vegetables and the dips… We do feel sorry for you, if you have been put in charge of making the decision and bringing these home to your antipasto board…You may be staring at the fridge for awhile…

Let’s begin with the olives…

Our Assorted Olives includes all that is on offer from the olive family, green and firm sicilian, the meaty oven roasted volos, the moorish sundried kalamata, the large and pitted green olive, and the salty and meaty kalamata olive. Have we missed any? Oh yes the customer favourite green olives marinated in lemon and dill, or would you prefer our green olives marinated with chili? 

Did you grab yourself a smoked cheese and not sure where to go from there? How about pairing it with our char grilled red peppers or marinated octopus.

When customers ask for something a little different to the old wafer crackers to eat with their cheeses we love to suggest the pickled greek bell peppers. These bite sized, green pickled spicy morsels give a wonderful kick quickly cooled down by a lovely bitey cheese. 

And then you get to decide on what dips…

A childhood favourite and affectionately named "The Pink Dip" by all the children that enter our store…Tarama is a crowd pleaser for all ages. Has your platter exploded in delicious meat to pick from, then Tzatziki is another crowd pleaser (but perhaps share some after dinner mints to help everyone out after the explosion of garlic). Taking a step to the right and you can find yourself away from the familiar and interested in the Spicy Capsicum made with cream cheese and finished off with a good kick of chili, lathered on some crusty baguette … perfection!

We’ll be fair and leave it there … 

While your busy noting down something new you would like to pair with some old favourites don’t forget to go on to our instagram @laikondeli and tell us what your favourite finds are from our antipasto cabinet.

How can you set up a picnic for just one or two?

At Laikon we have been focusing on creating the perfect picnic box for singles and couples. We cannot begin to think of a better way to set up at the outdoor sporting events, movies or casual catch ups without one of these (oh and a good bottle of wine – but we can’t help you there).