New York City Dinner Party


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hors d'oeuvres spread | what sarah knows

This was a fun, totally stress free dinner party because I had already finished most of the cooking the night before or earlier in the day. I got to spend time with my friends rather then spending time in the kitchen. After a long week nothing is better than a casual dinner party with friends and this one definitely fit the bill. The Lamb Shanks I cooked the day before and I simply reheated them for about an hour during cocktails. The polenta I cooked at around 5pm and all I needed to do was broil it for about 8 minutes right before I wanted to serve –  so easy! Hosting a dinner party should not be stressful or intimidating and I highly recommend playings some Cards Against Humanity after dinner for some laughs!

For the hors d’oeuvres I stayed with the simple and easy theme and no cooking or prep was really required. I love my slate cheese board from Brooklyn Slate Co and it also comes with chalk, so if you are so inclined, you can label the cheeses. The cheesemonger at Murray’s helped me select an assortment of crowd pleasing cheeses. I wanted a range and asked for a goat, sheep, cow and blue cheese. I put some sliced salami, seashore honey (for the blue cheese) dried fruit and nuts on the cheese plate. If you are a honey lover you must try the seashore honey which I think may be made my unicorns or angel tears. I love my Mud Australia bowls, and Crate and Barrel also have an amazing selection of fun serving bowls that are great to have on hand.

cheese plate | what sarah knows

{Cheese Plate | Cheese from Murray’s Cheese}

Fornasetti Appetizer Bowls | what sarah knows

{Fornasetti Appetizer Bowls}

Dinner Table Casual | what sarah knows

 {Casual Table setting | Napkins MyDrap}

James and I | what sarah knows

{James and I | I’m wearing Club Monaco’s Lourdes Printed Silk Tank (on sale)}

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