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love this tray at clio home- i'm planning our next poker evening and i'm always in the market for great serving vesels. this one is perfect for my fancy mini grilled cheese trios. yum. $165 right here. [tray is made of molded poplar with a high-gloss clear resin over graphic print or woven fabric]



Anonymous Maryam said...

Love it, love it. But a little spendy, I think.

3:36 PM  
Blogger @my ruppel said...

I have one of these, and I love that you can place food directly on it, and not have to worry about it staining or soaking. It washes clean easily.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!! that is a pricey one. not to be a disparrager or however you spell that, but i bought the exact same concept of a tray with bent ply, red, curved, etc. for around $20. these needn't be so expensive. i thought the * meant value pick?? i must be reading it wrong. sorry if i am mistaken on the symbol.

4:35 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

ooh! affordable versions! fill us in the details, i know i'd love to know, too :)

ooh, just for the sake of clarity an asterisk (*) means affordable and an ! just means that i'm excited abou something. ;)


5:25 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

That looks like you could use it upside down too! Like a little table. To add some height to a buffet.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe you mention "fancy mini grilled cheese trios" and didn't link to the recipe...they sound yummy. I must be tired though because the first time I read it, I thought you said mini grilled cheerios.

7:27 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

lol. grilled cheerois- mmm! i love it.

i didn't list one because i didnt have one. i was inspired by an old issue of domino that had a cider and grilled cheese party. i adapted it based on what cheese looked good at the deli for our weekly poker tournament.

i made:

-gorg. with pear and honey
-brie with mango chutney
-sharp cheddar with crispy green apples
-swiss with lots of buttery crispy pieces on top

all of this was on a nice crispy (but soft inside) ciabatti loaf that i sliced and foreman-ed (george, that is) for like 2 min each. it was awesome if i do say so myself.

next time i want to do something fun like gouda with ham for the meateaters or cranberry sauce and a cheese that would go with it.

any fun ideas? im a grilled cheese nut. i was a vegan for a long time and i missed cheese so much.

;) d*s

7:34 PM  
Blogger rena said...

best sandwich ever, courtesy of Tartine in San Francisco. we have recreated this at home on the panini press. oh so good.

a young pecorino & almonds crushed with olive oil, lemon and sage

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the grilled cheese recipes, that's so thoughtful of you. Grlled cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods.

When you lived in Williamsburg did you ever go to the restaurant Moto on Broadway? They have some really yummy cheese combinations....parmesan and fennel salad, roquefort and pear salad, brie and pear panini etc.

11:45 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

yes! i used to live around the corner on s4th and keap. great restaurant but i hated the neigb. i loved every single detail of that rest. so cute!


11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny, I lived right on Broadway in a loft building. I hated the neighborhood too!!! I remember your comment about no trees there and how great it is to see them now....so true. I live in Prospect Park South now and love seeing green.

Did you ever see Avril Lavigne's video "Happy Ending"? It took place right on our street. I couldn't believe she glamorized having a subway outside her window! Here is a link to the video: http://music.aol.com/artist/main.adp?artistid=529805#

2:52 PM  

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