Summer Cooking Al Fresco with Harry & David!

From antipasti boards to burger bars, we're dining outdoors all season long!



Summer Cooking
Al Fresco

with Harry and David

From outdoor cookouts to leisurely afternoon drinks with friends, summer is a time for celebration! This year, we're excited to dust off our grills and safely host family and friends once again. We partnered with Harry & David, Jess Larson of @playswellwithbutter and Kylie Mazon-Chambers of @cookingwithcocktailrings to put together our best tips and tricks for
summer entertaining al fresco!
Tip #1
Start Your Meal Like An Italian
Greet your guests with an Italian-inspired antipasto board like Kylie Mazon-Chambers. Build your board with a variety of cheeses, meats and special surprises like artichoke pesto and red pepper spread. The entire board can be prepped ahead of time, well wrapped and refrigerated until your guests arrive. Setting out a board sets the tone for the evening, transporting your guests to Italy without leaving the backyard!
Tip #2
Prep Ahead with a Burger Bar

Keep it simple and set out a burger bar like Jess Larson. Offer a selection of condiments, toppings and add-ons for guests to DIY their burgers. Add unexpected toppings and condiments to your bar for guests to experiment. Along with the usual suspects ketchup and mustard, crispy bacon, relishes and toppers like bruschetta and jalapeño jelly are always big crowd-pleasers.

Tip #3
Offer Suggestions
Even the most adventurous guests need a little nudge. Set out cards at your burger bar with a few suggestions:

The Old Reliable: Bacon, Colby Jack, maple hickory-smoked bacon, and caramelized onion spread or honey mustard.

Bruschetta Burger: Fresh mozzarella, fire-roasted bruschetta, and fresh basil.

Bacon Guacamole Burger: Pepper jack, maple hickory-smoked bacon, guacamole/mashed avocado, and fresh cilantro.


Harry and David Summer Al Fresco Checklist 

Antipasti Essentials
Harry & David Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Spread
Harry & David Artichoke and Lemon Pesto
Harry & David Red Pepper and Cheese Spread
Harry & David Classic Bruschetta
Harry & David Caramelized Onion Spread
Harry & David Sweet Clover Honey
Harry & David Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers
Harry & David Three Seed Hors d'Oeuvre Crackers
Italian Fare Gift Box

Burger Bar Must-Haves
Harry & David Burgers
Harry & David Gourmet Cheese Collection

Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish
Harry & David Charred Pineapple Relish
Harry & David Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Gris