Imagine you’re wandering through the city when you decide to cut through Elder Park and go for a stroll along the Torrens. The sun is shining, the breeze is light, and the atmosphere is perfect for a picnic — but you left your picnic set up at home!
The newest addition to Elder Park is here to solve this exact problem. Pique Nique is a pop-up selling ‘grab & go’ picnics for all your spontaneous picnic needs over the weekend (Friday to Sunday) until the end of April.
Everything you need to enjoy a perfect summer picnic in the park is included, all of the equipment and food, so you can get picnicking without a hassle!
Pique Nique’s bespoke picnic crates feature blankets, cushions, utensils, a Bluetooth speaker for music, a picnic game and, of course, plenty of food. The crates are portable and can easily be taken anywhere along the Riverbank, where they double-up as rustic picnic tables.
“I started Pique Nique in January 2020 in the hope of bringing a little bit of extra life to one of Adelaide’s most picturesque areas,” says Eddie Werner of Pique Nique.
“After a few years of living and travelling all over the world, I’d learned that many other great cities really utilise and embrace their public spaces. When the sun’s out, people flock to public places and they become vibrant hubs of social life,” says Eddie.
“Pique Nique is my little way of encouraging locals and visitors to Adelaide to get together, get out there, and embrace it — what better way than a picnic?”
Pique Nique’s philosophy is that picnics are meant to be simple, social and are definitely not meant to blow the budget! Picnic packages are $60 per couple (+$15 per extra person). This includes 90 minutes equipment hire, two grazing boxes packed with plenty of cheese, charcuterie, antipasto, dips, crackers and fruit, plus a drink each.
If you prefer to pack your own nibbles, you can hire the equipment for 90 minutes for $25.
And for those who like to have a little tipple while they’re grazing, the good news is that Elder Park is not a dry zone until 8pm each night, so BYO wine is definitely not discouraged!
Pique Nique will be set up in Elder Park in a black and pink marquee (you can’t miss it!) on Friday evenings, and lunch-time and evenings on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of April.
It’s the perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day plan and an ideal way to get together before seeing a show at the Fringe, RCC, or the Festival.