We're having a picnic...and you're invited!

This morning I woke up excited about a plan I'd conjured up while sleeping. For a long time I've been wanting to host a meetup event for all the fantastic food bloggers, writers, and chefs I've met online via this blog and Twitter. I envisioned a kind of fabulous Woody Allen-style dinner party with delicious food and even more delectable conversation, but given the size constraints of my (and just about every) New York City apartment, it wasn't really feasible...until now!!! Last night, somewhere in the midst of dreamland, the answer came to me: a potluck picnic in that shared backyard known as Central Park!

I picked a spot not far from the entrance at 103rd street and Central Park West that is usually pretty calm and so pretty it looks like it was ripped out of that Seurat painting. Last year around this time we hosted a picnic there for some of my friends and it was a fantastic success, so I knew it could work. It's just a little bit down and to the right from the 103rd Street entrance, by the lovely weeping willow-line pond known as "The Pool." We'll spread out blankets, bring a dish or two to share (homemade or from a tasty local eatery), a selection of beverages (byo, please) and have a lovely day of edible splendor in the grass. Click here to read more about the spot: http://www.centralparknyc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=virtualpark_northend_thepool

Now, how does that sound for a plan?

If you're interested in joining us (even if you're just a maybe for now), you can do so right on my sidebar by clicking on that nifty little widget, email me at nanditablogs (at) gmail.com, or head over to the invitation page to RSVP.

Oh! And if you have a blog or are on Twitter, I'd love it if you would help me spread the word about the picnic. All food-lovers are welcome, and the more the merrier! And you don't have to actually be from NY--as long as you can make it to the park that day, we'd love to have you!

Here are the details:

What: A potluck picnic in NYC's Central Park
When: July 25, 2009 1pm - 5pm (or later!)
Where: The Pool in Central Park, 103rd Street & Central Park West
Who: Food bloggers, Food writers, chefs, eaters, readers, all are welcome!
Why: To eat, meet, share, and relax
RSVP by emailing me at nanditablogs (at) gmail.com or clicking here


  1. What an awesome plan! Now how I wish this was planned when I was in NYC a few months ago.

  2. That would be lovely. Unfortunately I'm more than 4000 miles from New York.

  3. I live in VA but it just so happens I will be in NYC that weekend for a Yankees game! And, on my to do list was picnic in the park. I'd love to stop by if we make it into town by 1 p.m.

    Great idea!!!

  4. Hi Alejandra. This is possibly one of the worst months for me, that's why I had to tell you on twitter that I had to make sure that it was on a good day. Sadly, cannot attend the picnic although I would love to go.

    I am throwing my step father a birthday party on that Saturday. I would have loved to attend to converse and hang out with great food bloggers, such as yourself, but my schedule
    doesn't seem to like me at the moment :(

    -Kamran Siddiqi (The Sophisticated Gourmet)

  5. I love plans like this! Sadly as a UK blogger there seems a lot less opportunity to meet up round here. But enjoy your picnic!

  6. What a lovely idea for a delicious get-together. If only I didn't live on the OTHER coast. ;)

  7. Alejandra,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm glad you did as I've found your blog. It's beautifully written and the photo's are amazing! I'm looking forward to following you :)

    A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

  8. Thanks so much everyone! For those of you that are in town, I hope you can make it! It'll be great to meet you in person.

  9. What a splendid idea! I'm sure it would be fun. Be sure to use an eco-friendly, practical lunch boxes. So that this event will be more enjoyable. I can now imagine how relaxing it is. I suggest that you should use the latch tiffins at HappyTiffin, http://www.happytiffin.com/shop/Latch-Tiffins/c11/index.html?CDpath=3 when storing your foods because its very easy to carry anywhere. And you don't have to worry because its 100%BPA free. If you don't have one, well its your chance now because its very affordable. In addition there is a money back guarantee if you're not satisfied with it.;p


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