The picnic at Box Hill (from the 1996 film version directed by Douglas McGrath).
So, whilst we could not enjoy a summer picnic, and were instead squeezed into my front room with barely sufficient floor-space to dance a quadrille, we ate and drank to our heart's content:
A JANE AUSTEN SUMMER PARTY MENU
Mock-pigeon pie (vegetarian): "Mrs Elton was growing impatient to name the day and settle with Mr Weston as to pigeon-pies" (Emma)
Salmon: "Mrs Jennings ... was ... only disturbed that she could not .. extort a confession of [Elinor and Marianne] preferring salmon to cod" (Sense and Sensibility)
Cold chicken and ham: "in summer [Sir John Middleton] was for ever forming parties to eat cold ham and chicken out of doors..." (Sense and Sensibility)
Rout cakes: "[Mrs Elton] was a little shocked ...at the poor attempt at rout-cakes" (Emma)
Gooseberry tart: "vain was even the sight of a gooseberry tart towards giving [Fanny] comfort: she could scarcely swallow two mouthfuls before tears interrupted her." (Mansfield Park)
Strawberries (both as a dessert and in strawberry champagne): "The best fruit in England - everybody's favourite - always wholesome" (Emma).