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Episode 308 - Kit Kat Club
Butler Ball
Is it a crystal ball?
Nowadays not many of us boast of having a butler, but a few still possess a butler ball. The butler ball was a service enhancement used in the 1800's and it allowed the butler to peer over the hostesses shoulder to observe the goings on around the table. A simple glance at the ball was enough to determine if wine needed to be replenished or that it was time to clear a course. The next time you decide to throw a dinner party, why not take a second look at an entertaining classic?