Ivonne, Catherine, Alissa, and Kate

At the Thanksgiving dinner table, the toast can be a lovely moment of eloquence—or entirely nerve-wracking. The ever-poised hostesses at Sel de la Terre Back Bay remind toast-makers to speak clearly, make eye contact, and smile. Also, have a glass of wine (but not more than one!) beforehand. Below, Salt News has compiled some of our favorite sentiments to help facilitate successful toasting this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

“I drink to the general joy of the whole table.”
Shakespeare (from Macbeth)

“Thanksgiving is…the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.”
Michael Dresser

“I am giving thanks for the farmers, who put food on our table and grapes in our glass. Cheers! Oh yeah, I am grateful for my loving family, too…sorry, honey. Can you please pass the pinot blanc?”
Erik Johnson, Wine Director for Sel de la Terre

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“The best toast is at The Friendly Toast in Cambridge.”
Ashley Conant, Sel de la Terre Back Bay server (she’s right!)



~ by saltnews on November 25, 2009.

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