We can graze a day away and now, these little bites of happiness are gorgeously fancy.
We love a get-together — cold bubbles, good company — but the main event is always the food, and Luxurious Grazing has taken the joy of a picnic box or grazing table to new heights.
Picture :: Wayne Pearson
Our mouths start their engines at the mere mention of cured meats, fine cheeses, pâté, homemade jams and artisan breads, and lovely local Teresa Rowe has perfected the art of boxing up these babies for all occasions. A romantic picnic, a dinner party or an epic grazing table at a wedding is jaw-droppingly delicious when she takes the reins.
“Nothing makes me happier than serving up beautiful food for a special moment,” the mama of four says. “It started with catering for family and friends and now, I’m living my dream, delivering boxes and setting up tables all over SA.”
Whatever the occasion, you’ll get top-quality produce that’s been safely prepared to a tee. “We use as much local produce as possible — Udder Delights’ cheeses, fresh strawberries from Mt Compass, artisan breads from Bakery 77, cured meats from Regency Park. A family recipe is behind the homemade jam; and I make the falafel and dolmades as well as adding edible flowers and herbs from my own garden. We cater for vegan, halal, vegetarian or gluten-free needs, and we’ll work with your budget to give you the best value for money.”
You can choose between set boxes — like the Breakfast, Vegan or Dessert Boxes — or tailor one to your needs, adding extras like a bottle of bubbly. There are themed gift boxes for occasions, like the Valentine’s Day box with locally made chocolates and heart-shaped cheese; or the Baby Box, complete with toys, socks or a romper from Bonds. “It’s just as much about the quality as presenting it to look exceptional.”
Delivery is free for a 10-kilometre radius from Trott Park or a small fee for further. And for last minute Larrys, like us, Teresa has been known to turn around a gift box in less than 24 hours.
When it comes to catering, Luxurious Grazing will wow. “We’ll do grazing tables of any size to suit any occasion, and our package deals keep it affordable by including delivery, theming, set up and pack down in the cost.”
Picture :: Wayne Pearson
Teresa’s charcuterie cones have been especially popular in recent times, and she uses biodegradable packaging to keep things eco-friendly. Filled with antipasto treats, it’s a neat package all in one. “You can hold the cone and a wine in one hand, which is really handy for social distancing.”