Registering at Sur La Table

There is a back-to-school commercial featuring deliriously ecstatic parents pitching school supplies into shopping carts while “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays. I’ve always thought it funny and ironic, but could never really quite relate.

But now I get it.

It it EXACTLY what registering at Sur La Table was like. Privately. For 2 hours.

Have you ever seen two people look this giddy? I honestly don’t think I smiled like this when I found my wedding dress.

We arrived at 10 am on Sunday morning expecting a crowd of couples, only to learn we had the place all to ourselves! While our lovely host Claudia whipped me up a cappuccino [WHAT?!]  we zipped through bakeware. Then, cappuccino-in-hand, got schooled in all things cookware.

Copper looks fantastic, but neither of us is up for that maintenance, so we were leaning All-Clad until Claudia showed us the Demeyere line. Swoon. Those Danish are YEARS ahead of us.  All-Clad was uncomfortable to grip, anyways.

Then, while we compared non-stick skillets, Claudia prepared brunch for us.

Holy amazingness. Hello dream breakfast, I love you.

Suffice it to say, we love Claudia. We’re already plotting how we can attend future events. Can we stay engaged indefinitely?

After a fabulous brunch, she taught us all about knives.  We even got a bowl of veggies to try the knives with. While Brian bee-lined for the Santuko knives (a multi-purpose Japanese chef’s knife) I had my eye on something a little more traditional. I wanted a french knife.

I love the Cutco set Brian has, but the 8″ chef’s knife just doesn’t do it for me. I was spoiled with a trained chef for a dad. From an early age I knew that “the big french knife” was badass.  I’ve wanted one of my own ever since.

I felt like Goldilocks testing out knives. These two 10" ones were my favorites.

All-in-all, we had an amazing experience with Claudia at Sur La Table.  Definitely stop in sometime if you can; it’s a cook’s dream!  We were able to find a lot of the big stuff we needed as well as the more particular little things and wrap everything up without running to a hundred different stores. We’re done registering!  Phew.

Here’s the link, if you want to check them out: Registries.


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