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.


  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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