Sauna parties offer wonderful opportunities to meet new guests and enjoy other folks’ cuisine contributions. Last night was no exception. Clint’s garage sauna and backyard provided a wonderful backdrop for this sauna party. Esteemed guests included package designers from Target Headquarters, a swimsuit model recently relocated from Manhattan, the Sweat guru Mikkel Aaland (founder of The Perfect Sweat Summit) and Ben, an avid Great Lakes fisherman, who brought along a recent catch of Lake Michigan Salmon, preparing it on the grill using cedar plank.
Some say smell is the strongest of the five senses. As a few of us showered after our final sauna round, the distinctive smell of cedar – this time waifing off the grill – evoked memories of building sauna benches, paneling sauna interiors, and enjoying saunas at the lake.
Celebrate cedar and your sauna build. Keep a stack of remnant cuts of tongue and groove cedar, and grill up some cedar plant salmon during one of your sauna parties:
Four other after sauna food ideas are presented here.