Metro Home Flavors: Bento Box & Mionetto Spirits

Spring and summer herald the onset of picnics and sunshine, As a result, we’re highlighting two unique food & spirits offerings so you can taste the delicious flavors of far-flung destinations at home or in your favorite blossoming park.

The brilliant BOKKSU BOX is a subscription snack box delivered monthly to your doorstep, and it brings with it the diverse flavors of Japan. Founder Danny Taing aims to build empathy between global cultures through a love of snacks, and also wants to foster sustainability for Japan’s artisan snack-makers. Bokksu celebrates their three year anniversary this month! It’s savored in 75 countries around the globe.

Each month has a different theme, and there are various snack boxes from which to choose (including Vegetarian), at two different price points, so one of them will surely suit your tastes and budget. Order a box for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, as a graduation gift, or as a birthday gift for a snack-lover (who doesn’t love a tasty snack? It’s universal!). You can check out the Bokksu website with upcoming and previous boxes, so you can have an idea of everything that you can delight in each month:

Italy’s Mionetto Prosecco and Mionetto Prosecco Brut (and Organic!) are all lovely picnic options, as well as ideal for warm-weather rooftop parties and summer soirees. The Mionetto Brut DOC has a full, vibrant fruit bouquet that’s tinged with the flavor of apple. It’s very dry and light, and well-balanced. Pair it with mild cheeses and prosciutto, or savor it alone.

If you prefer Rose, then opt for the Mionetto Rose, which is fresh and flavorful for warm waether, not to mention very reasonably priced. Find Mionetto wines in New York City at Astor Wine & Spirits and Gramercy Wine & Spirits, or order online at Salute!