The Stunning Charcuterie Boards Were the Real Underdog of the Grammy Award
During the star-studded evening that is the Grammy’s, Harry Styles took the crown for Album of the Year and J-Lo stunned (as usual) with a history-making crystal gown. It was an evening to remember, but we can’t help but fawn over the underdog of the night, the charcuterie boards.
We all saw them. Fruit-forward platters, colourful and bright, grace the tables of stars. J-Lo and Ben Affleck posed next to the arrangement as if it were a star in its own right. So did Harry Styles. Perhaps, that’s why no one ate the boards. We don’t blame the stars for not wanting to ruin a picture-perfect charcuterie board.
The boards had it all. Stacked sliced pears, all the berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), halved figs, dates, zigzag-cut kiwis, radish and cucumber slices, blood oranges, black grape clusters, cashews, seeded crackers, and even cantaloupe, all arranged on a semicircular wooden slab with matching tongs. There were also chunks of cheese, of course.
The delicate hand behind the masterpieces was the LA-based company, Silverlake Socialite. The LA company, which was founded three years ago by Lauren Delp, specializes in one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards and grazing tables that are all handcrafted using the best products available. With help from a talented team of assistants, she put together a whopping 125 boards in 16 hours for the show, with each presented in identical fashion on custom Iler Woods slabs.
She told POPSUGAR about the “behemoth effort” the project took behind the scenes. “We worked around the clock for two straight days paying painstaking attention to every detail from hours spent cutting star-shaped kiwis to sifting through 250 pears to find 125 that met the mark,” she said.
“Wrapping and unwrapping the boards alone took upwards of five hours. But to see my work on the Grammys global stage was beyond my wildest dreams. I started this business three years ago solely with a desire to harness my creative energy and help people entertain, but never did I imagine I’d be given an opportunity of this magnitude.”
We can only imagine her inbox is filling up. Her boards start as little as $115 for a basic spread and go up to $735 for a fancy caviar selection. You can also request a custom grazing table for $40 per person.