Entertaining: On highlighting my salt collection

When I entertain, I try to provide foods and beverages that add to my guests’ experience. Last week I hosted Book Club and wanted the ladies to able to relax, taste, and enjoy something exciting to go along with our book choice, Gone Girl, a psycho-thriller. I have a beautiful collection of salts and thought that it would be interesting if I let my guests choose their own seasoning to go with my food offerings. I chose four salts- Himalayan Pink, Celtic Light Grey, Smoked Sea, and Sale Marino,  and 3 mustard choices- Dijon, Honey Mustard, and Stone Ground which I placed in small individual serving spoons along with tinier spoons for serving. The ladies enjoyed spooning small bits of mustard onto their baguette slices along with a variety of salamis I served. They loved the idea of sprinkling the  various vegetables I served with a salt of their choice. Give it a try yourself with your own guests, it really adds flair to the evening.

One of my guests commented, “This is so neat, I have never seen this done with salt before.”
“Neither have I,” I said wondering why I hadn’t done this sooner.

Small details added to your table, like a salt choice, is an interesting way to add, well, interest to your event. Use one of your favorite food collection, highlight it simply, and enjoy. Allow yourself to be creative.

5 Comments

  1. Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM | Permalink

    What a neat idea!! Love this!

  2. Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:37 PM | Permalink

    We’ve started using the Himalayan as our table salt.

    • Robin Sue
      Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:47 AM | Permalink

      It is a nice tasting salt. Very gentle and mild, so it is forgiving if you put too much.

  3. Coconut
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM | Permalink

    Hi Robin Sue,

    You are always coming up with fun, new, creative, and clever ideas, and this is another one for the list. 🙂

    Have you tried RealSalt? It comes from ancient sea beds in Utah. Though similar in origin, the flavor is a bit different from Himalayan salt.

    Here is a comparison on the RealSalt site:

    (If it is not okay to list links on here, then please just delete it.)

    Hope all is well in your world.

    Cheers. 😀

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