Picnic Perfect Trout Quiche with Chenin Blanc


Summer and picnic go hand in hand. Whether you enjoy the real deal with checkered blankets and baskets or a more sophisticated alfresco alternative, sipping on a refreshing white wine while relaxing in the shade, is central to a successful picnic.

And when it comes to refreshing, easy-drinking whites that are versatile enough to work with an array of picnic-dishes, we can’t think of anything better than the award-winning 2018 Leopard’s Leap Chenin Blanc. The wine offers a lively combination of ripe summer fruit and subtle fynbos undertones, sustained by a firm acidity and a dry, lingering finish. A refreshing glass on its own, this classic Chenin Blanc is the ideal sipping wine for summer, but also a versatile partner to seafood, salads, sandwiches, soft to semi-firm cheeses such as brie and herb-crusted goat’s cheese, fruit, charcuterie and all kinds of typical picnic fare.

According to nationalpicnicweek.co.uk, fifty years ago the most popular picnic snack was a cheese sandwich. Today, it is a bag of crisps! While both will work with our versatile Chenin Blanc, we can definitely be more creative when it comes to picnic food! Try our recipe for a light but delicious quiche using local Franschhoek trout and a touch of dill. Pretty as a picture and a delightful treat with the 2018 Leopard’s Leap  Chenin Blanc for a lazy, laid-back lunch! Do you prefer a white with more weight? Also, try our 2016 Culinaria Chenin Blanc – it beautifully balances the buttery pastry.

Trout Quiche Recipe

Ingredients

1 sheet (25 cm) ready-rolled short-crust pastry

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

salt and black pepper

150 g broccoli, finely chopped

½ cup frozen peas, thawed

¼ cup dill, finely chopped

½ cup  cream

½ cup  milk

4 eggs, lightly beaten

¼ cup grated Parmesan

185 g smoked Franschhoek salmon trout ribbons


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