Spring Hosting: The Butter Board

Spring Hosting: The Butter Board

With the days getting longer, we welcome al fresco dinner parties, lunch-time picnics and sun-drenched days made for lounging. Be a guest at your own party with effortless appetizers and batched cocktails so you can spend more time relaxing with friends and family. One of our never-fail party tricks is a beautiful butter board that is sure to please everyone in the room!

Now how we went most of our lives without butter boards in our hosting back pocket is shocking. There’s a reason this appetizer went viral and has become a swift go-to! The process of building the board is pretty straight forward, it’s a balance of hues, textures, colors, and of course, flavors. Not much different than decorating! A little bit of sweet, a little bit of crunch, and a hint of heat makes this crowd-pleasing formula. Bring this board to a party and you’ll make the fastest friends. Even better, serve it as a hostess gift with our Loire Serving Board! The key is to not overload the board with ingredients, but allow enough of each sprinkled throughout to offer a whole flavor experience for your guests. When building the base the best tip is to go largest to smallest in terms of ingredients (butter, fruit, nuts, honeycomb, honey, chili, salt, flower petals). 


  • Your favorite artisan butter (we used Kerrygold), room temperature
  • Apricot
  • Pistachios, chopped
  • Honeycomb
  • Honey
  • Chili oil (we love Momofuko chili crunch oil)
  • Edible flowers
  • Flaky salt (Maldon)

Step 1 - spread the butter throughout the center of your board, using the bottom of a spoon or our marble spreaders

Step 2 - place the stone fruit - in a random fashion, place your slices of fruit atop the butter

Step 3 - sprinkle chopped pistachios

Step 4 - hand pull pieces of honeycomb and place around the board

Step 5 - using a honey dipper, drizzle a bit of honey atop butter

Step 6 - drizzle the chili around the board in small dollops

Step 7 - mimicking your best salt bae, sprinkle salt across the top of the board

Step 8 - hand tear petals off of the edible flowers and flutter them across the board as the final flair. 

Enjoy with warm, fluffy bread and lingering conversations!