Charcuterie boards are all the rage nowadays. They are fun to make but can be pretty time-consuming when you have to go to the store to pick up all of the ingredients and then artfully place them on a nice platter. And when last minute company is expected and you are in a pinch for time, this can become stressful.
The other day my friend Dianne invited my husband and I over last minute for dinner because we found that for a rare change we were both free at once. I dutifully asked if I should bring anything and she said that she was going to order an appetizer platter and everything was under control. Her husband happened to be downtown running some errands, so she sent him to Graze Craze on Front Street in Key West to pick up a charcuterie board she ordered. Erik said that he walked in and he was pretty much handed a platter, simple and easy.
I was not sure what to expect with ordered appetizers since Dianne’s presentations are always so nice, but this purchased charcuterie board was absolutely stunning and very thoughtfully put together. There was literally something for everyone tucked in and beautifully displayed.
Fruits and veggies along with nuts, cheeses, meats, breads and crackers were piled high along with lots of dippers like ranch, hummus, honey, mustards, jellies, and more. The “Gone Grazey” is their signature platter and it comes in three sizes: Small $70, Medium $90, Large $110. All of the products were of high quality and very fresh. After four of us nibbled on the platter for a few hours, I could have seriously done without dinner and been completely satisfied. And there was still half a platter left!
So, now that I know about Graze Craze, I am totally going to pick up a platter the next time I have company coming and am in a pinch. And I might just go over there and pick up something for my husband and I for a different type of date night!
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