Create Your Own Crostini Bar
Pulling together a few great cheeses, fruits & staples, you can create a crostini bar, perfect for pairing with wine.
For most gatherings, we have weeks to plan & prepare for guests. Sometimes, however, you just want to take advantage of beautiful weather & a free evening at home to host friends or neighbors – especially in fall! It’s one of the most picturesque & enjoyable times of the year.
For easy entertaining, I pulled from things I already have including cheesecloth for a table cloth that is disposable & glassware for nuts & breadsticks.
A piece of card stock leaned up against a glass serves as a menu for guests to create their own crostinis. A snip from the garden adorns the menu for added decor. The “cheese plate” doubles as a centerpiece with champagne grapes draped over the edge & a few candles nestled in. There’s no need for a fussy flower arrangement!
I used a sprig of mint to garnish the crostini platter.
Serve a variety of cheeses, jams, honey, nuts & fruits for guests to create their own favorite combinations. I always enjoy seeing what guests love & trying new things myself!
Above is a ricotta, honey & mint crostini, a delightfully sweet pairing. For more creative crostini ideas, visit Waiting on Martha’s recent post Crostini 7 Ways.
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