Why make a booking at a restaurant when you can build a dream proposal picnic from scratch and its as easy as picking up a few beautiful products at your local grocer in Sydney? The thought came to me when I was leaning on my kitchen counter at home, staring into the distance and slowly making my way through a whole tub of Dari's Table Pine Nuts Hummus . Really, this stuff is AMAZING...
Dari & Yehiel Kaplan are known for a passion for perfection and its evident when you open one of their dips. Their attention to detail is amazing and I’m sure alot of that comes from Dari as she is a graphic designer with a fantastic eye for detail. Its rare that you find a product that tastes even better then it looks, when the product looks as wonderful as this!
I have heard that Yehiel is a passionate chef who desires to cook nothing but the best. Personally, I have a food intolerance to garlic, so to find their pine nut hummus packing a punch without any garlic is incredible! I figure in your case missing garlic could be a bonus, especially if you plan to propose after your picnic and go in for the big kiss. Who wants garlic breath on an occasion like that? Alternatively they make an awesome Dari’s Table Hummus with roasted garlic, a Pilpel Garlic Sauce and a Zesty Hummous for all of you lovely people who adore garlic and everything that goes with it!
What really appeals to me is that in a 25 year obsession with cooking, chef Kaplan has learnt many things but none more important than the first rule for creating recipes: add nothing that’s not essential to the flavour and this is why their products stand out. Dari's Kitchen provide good clean flavours that compliment important occasions perfectly. Pilpel and Dari’s Table range of dips are gluten-free, contain no dairy, no egg, no animal fat, no artificial colours or flavours and at the top of their priority list is to support our Australian farmers.
I contacted the wonderful people at Dari’s Kitchen, purely to ask permission to blog about giving you a quality product to include in your proposal picnic hamper. I was planning on picking up some dips from my local supermarket to photograph but they were so incredibly kind and insisted on delivering a box of products to shoot for this post. I have personally tried everything* (mostly without garlic but a few with, because I couldn’t resist) and I can honestly say that you can't go wrong with any of the Dari's Table or Pilpel range as their products are fantastic.
If you want to add colour, natural flavour and a whole lotta love to your proposal experience, just pack a tub or two from Dari’s Kitchen, a few crackers and a bottle of sparkling and “Hey presto” you have the perfect picnic. With a combined experience of over 50 years, Dari & Yehiel have produced exactly what was missing on the shelf (and in your picnic basket); a top quality healthy product with a look that reflects the simplicity of their creation.
*My partner Ralf gives the thumbs up on all products (that I didn't try) containing garlic.