Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Deer Valley Concert Under The Stars

It is night time up in the Utah mountains at
Deer Valley Ski Resort and
Kristin Chenoweth is in concert.

We have packed a romantic picnic to indulge in
before the concert.  The fleur de lys burlap cloth is spread
on a huge painters canvas, which was laid on the grass,
giving the picnic a country French feel.

Just like the French, we are going to indulge in
fabulous cheeses that I brought home from Wisconsin.
More wonderful cheese
from Brennan's Market 
in Wisconsin.

We have Smoked Buttercheese, 2 Year Aged White Cheddar, 
Peppercorn Cheese, Sundried Tomato and Basil Cheese,
Smoked Gouda and Cheese Curds, and of course some Hot Pepper Cheese.

These are all served at room temperature to bring out the best
flavor in the cheeses.

I made fresh, crusty baguettes to serve with
the wonderful cheeses, which you just break apart
to eat - no cutting necessary.

Our picnic also features chicken salad, topped with
Salt and Pepper cashews.  It is great with the crusty
baguettes too.

I chose fun plastic plates and handled cups with
miniature forks to serve our elegant picnic on.
Darling peacock themed napkins that follow the
French theme are perfect for our picnic.

The fun plastic items can be found at Webstaurant
or Zurchers.  Just search for mini plastic plates
or bowls on Webstaurant.  They come in small
enough quantities, that they are affordable.  I
think the miniatures make the picnic extra special.

To end the picnic on a sweet note, 
we had

Of course, a French picnic wouldn't be complete
without beautiful grapes.

In order to get a good seat at this outdoor venue,
you have to come early, so why not make it a
culinary delight?

I have to admit that we had neighbors who
so admired the picnic that we shared some of
our goodies with them.

Of course, as wonderful as the picnic was,
it paled in comparison to the delightful and
talented Kristin Chenoweth, who wowed the
crowd with her music, her humor, her charm
and her wit.  

(Kristin with my friend Brittany, who is a breast cancer survivor.  It was so kind of Kristin to meet her.  Kristin just exudes warmth and love.  She even removed her shoes to be the same
height as Brittany - they are both tiny!)

It was truly magic under the stars.

I will be taking this picnic 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. A most elegant picnic, Jacqueline. The Deer Valley venue looks like a wonderful place.
    I think I"ll have a bit of those chocolate goodies!

  2. Oh my gosh - completely my kind of picnic - we eat like that in the garden too!
    Those's only 8.30 in the morning and I want them lol
    And what a beautiful pic of your girlfriend and Kristin !

  3. What a lovely picnic. You did an amazing job. My picnics are so plain and boring. You have given me new inspiration. Thanks.

  4. Oh, this looks just wonderful! When I got my first bite of cheese directly from Wisconsin, I couldn't believe how good it was. It sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening. How kind of Kristin to pose with her. I am sure Brittany must treasure this picture.

  5. Such a lovely picnic and the spread you created would make any of your neighbors envious! Beautiful way to enjoy Kristen's fabulous concert. So very sweet of Kristen to post with your friend, Brittany.

  6. It must have been a wonderful (and delicious) concert! I love Kristen, she seems so nice.

  7. What a fun and fabulous evening! I'm sure your nearby diners were envious of your chic spread! Thanks for the link to the Webstaurant, looks handy~ love Kristen Chenoweth, she is so talented and likable!

  8. Wow! This a fabulous pinic under the stars! The beautiful cheeses were the best part but the chicken salad and bread look yummy. Your neighbors were fortunate that you share! Please come visit my post this week!


  9. Wow major star power
    You have an amazing event every week
    I want your life!!!!

  10. We'll be traveling to Dallas next month for our oldest daughter's wedding. One of the activities will be jazz in the park. Lovely ideas here that I can take with me. Thank you!

  11. Now that's our kind of picnic! We often buy cheese and fruit for a picnic. Just pulled over by a waterfall in OR and pulled out a similar lunch. Added lots of fruit from the farmers market. Your bread and yummy desserts look delicious. Glad you had such a fun evening! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Looks like a wonderful picnic!! You always have such wonderful ideas and such amazing style!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Heavenly picnic. I love the menu. I love Wisconsin cheese, and Brennan's is the best. I also love the dirtball bookies. Yum! Joni


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