Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Charcuterie Boards Fit for Westeros

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? I hadn't paid attention to it for the first few years, then got caught up in it when I was laid up with a broken ankle and went into general TV binge watching! I think the story and characters are engrossing, with multiple twists and turns in the plot lines. I have not read the books, so each episode is new and surprising. And I love, love the music! 


As we waited for the season premiere, Greg and I decided to set up charcuterie boards fit for any Westeros table! For the theme, we looked no further than dragons.

There's a tiny cast silver dragon on the board above, shared with a selection of pancetta, salami and prosciutto. His mate can be found on another board. 

We set up our Westeros charcuterie on our new island, luxuriating in the amount of space we have compared to our previous two-level island. I used another of Greg's dragons from his collection for a focal point in front of a candelabra. You may remember the dragon on an earlier table

Irish cheddar is paired with a soft cheese wrapped in more prosciutto. I've presented the food on several artisan-made boards purchased at various craft shows.

To bring color to the spread, I partnered soft blue napkins with Bordallo Pinheiro plates that Greg surprised me with as we waited in an antique mall Sunday for the storms to pass over.

Smoked Wisconsin cheddar, Spanish Manchego and chunky French bread. I seem to be drawn to chevron-patterned boards!

Cast goblets entwined with dragons definitely say we're in Westeros! They're for wine or possibly hard cider since their bowls are a generous size. Greg found these many years ago at craft fairs.

Blueberries and strawberries in a silver bowl bring color to the other side.

I love the detail on these! Do you think the Mother of Dragons would approve?

A regal purple decanter delivers sparkle and elegance.

Mixing materials, textures and craftmanship provides a varied sensory experience.

The direwolves know they'll get tidbits, lol!


We had fun arranging a thematic charcuterie spread for ourselves — Greg in charge of the food and drink, me handling the styling — with the look and feel of the lands of A Song of Ice and Fire.

With just minor changes to the accessories, this could work for any theme, TV inspired or not!

Thanks for visiting!



 
  

 

23 comments:

  1. I am salivating after that tour ! Need some grapes. Love the dragons, but that amethyst decanter is pretty awesome.
    Myrna

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    1. Thanks, Myrna! Grapes would have been good, but I just went with what we had in the fridge. The decanter is in a European style called cut-to-clear.

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  2. I love chews and sausage boards. We add nuts and dried cranberries to ours.

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    1. Oh that sounds delicious! I'm so glad you stopped by.

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    1. Trying it again without spelling things wrong! Love those dragon goblets!!

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    2. Thanks, Beth! My husband has all manner of dragon things, but the goblets are some of my favorites.

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  4. Sandra,
    Your table is amazing and I love all of the dragons. I especially love the cutting boards.
    Congrats, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/04/thursday-favorite-things_25.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, thank you! I enjoy using such beautifully made hand-crafted items. They have stories to tell and elevate everyday items.

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  5. I love your dragon goblets and accessories!! I am a fan of the series too.

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    1. Thanks, Carole! The detail on the dragons is awesome. They're such fun to use!

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  6. I love how you arranged this and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! We had quite the feast that night!

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  7. Sandra, so fun to read about your themed dinner. The dragon elements are so fantastical ;-) and the food looks lovely! Thanks so much for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you each week!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Inspiration strikes in all sorts of ways!

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  8. I loved your post so much! I'd luv to invite you to share it with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs Wednesdays-Mondays. Hope you'll stop by! https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2018/06/20/Wall-to-Wall-DIY-Wednesday

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    1. Thank you! I'll visit your party Wednesday

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  9. It looks delicious. I haven't watched a single episode of Game of Thrones but your set up does look perfect for the images of it I've seen. I love a good binge watching marathon.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Binge watching is especially good when it's something new you've discovered.

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  10. I loved this post. My chap loves Game of Thrones and you've just inspired me of what to do for him next week. I only wish I had goblets like yours. Thanks for sharing the idea!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure he will love what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! Inspiration strikes at the most amazing times!

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