When she’s not in the kitchen, Kelly Conwell is a world traveler. Her favorite trip: South Africa. Her next trip: Greece.
Looking for a summer getaway closer to home and less involved than a transatlantic flight? Then get your picnic on.
Conwell, who is the executive chef at 715 Restaurant in Lawrence, can take you to Paris with a simple Prosciutto Baguette, which you’ll also find on the restaurant’s happy hour menu right now!
What makes this simply irresistible sandwich is the addition of a touch of honey and loads of your favorite fresh herbs.
Add a side pasta salad. Make it easy with fresh pasta available in the supermarket refrigerator section.
Finish with semifreddo – an Italian word meaning “half cold” – is a classic frozen dessert served in summer. Conwell’s version is studded with summer stone fruit for a cool, creamy and a delicious way to beat the heat. Freeze the semifreddo the night before and carry it to the picnic in a cooler with a few gel packs.
We’ve got a cool and classy 715 Picnic Cocktail made with a KC Canning Co. watermelon shrub and a special herb syrup you can keep on hand all summer. Top it off with Champagne or cava from Spain or Prosecco from Italy.