entertaining:butter & salts

A few years back, I met the tasters sister Amy at a great little wine bar in Chicago and one of the items that we had was butter with various salts. I’ve never forgotten how delicious it was and I’ve been building my salt collection ever since. When the truffle salt made its way into my collection, I knew I was ready for my own butter and salt experience.

The concept is simple and the preparation is minimal – simply sprinkle the salt over pieces of high-quality butter and serve with bread or crackers. Wine is optional but highly recommended 😉 Although I love red, I think a crisp white would pair beautifully with the saltiness and creamy butter.

Left to right: Truffle Salt, Himalayan Sea Salt, Smoked Sea Salt, Citrus Sea Salt



Filed under appetizers, entertaining, fats, great meals, restaurants, Uncategorized, whole grains, wine

10 responses to “entertaining:butter & salts

  1. I went to my first salt tasting at Dean and Deluca in Napa. I now have a set of about 6 different salts. I love the idea of pairing them with good butter (and of course good wine.) Great idea!

  2. Tut

    what great gift ides too!

  3. yum I love this idea to go with crackers or fresh warm bread!

  4. That sounds great! I’m always trying to figure out things to mix with butter, but this is much simplier and I’m sure equally as tasty if not more so. I’m becoming really interested in flavored salts recently. Such simple, but intense flavor.

  5. Yum! I feel so out of the loop, I didn’t even know that there were “types” of salt, LOL!

  6. Um, this looks and sounds amazing! What a genius idea. My friends would love this. Need to start building that salt collection now!

  7. Ouu I’ve never seen this done. How interesting and so gourmet. I love it.

  8. what a fancy treat! Im sure that would impress guests…and go great with wine!

  9. What a fantastic idea! I always have a ton of fancy salts (totally an obsession) and this would be such a great last minute hors d’oeuvre when friends just happen to come over. I love it!

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