2585 West Broadway
It is not often that Hubby and I go out to eat on a weekday night. With our very busy schedules, we are lucky to see each other during the week, let alone go out for the evening.
But sometimes it pays to take the extra time to venture out as we decided to do tonight. Fortunately, Salt Tasting Room offers the perfect setting for a nice weeknight "escape".
Salt Tasting Room has been around for quite a while in the notorious "Blood Alley" in Gastown and have earned themselves a great reputation for their excellent wine, cheese and meats (the. Recently, Kitsilano has recently been graced by the opening of a second Salt Tasting Room that Hubby and I decided to check out.
|This sign in front of their Kits location sums the concept up perfectly!|
Service is friendly, personal and efficient. Our server (the only one working on this Wednesday evening) was extremely knowledgeable about all of the different cheese and meat options available that evening and gave us some great recommendations based on our tastes. Because I was feeling lazy and did not feel up to perusing the wine list to choose my flight of wines (three 2oz glasses for $15, great deal), I asked her to do the picking for me. With only a few questions about my tastes, she was able to choose wines that were just to my liking. The other bonus about the service at Salt is that it is very speedy. Without the need for cooking, tasting plates can be assembled quickly and served within minutes of ordering. Our meal from start to finish took less than 45 minutes, wine and all!
The menu at Salt consists primarily of meat and cheese boards serves with condiments. Guests can custom design these tasting boards by choosing combinations of meats, cheeses and condiments from the back wall (about 8-10 choices of each which change regularly. Hubby and I were not overly hungry and were looking for more of a snack and therefore we got one board between us with two cheese (Albert's Leap, an aged goat cheese and an Applewood Smoked Cheddar) , one meat (a Sopresseata) and 3 condiments (guiness mustard, a fruity mostarda and pickled green beans). Boards are served with unlimited bread to enjoy your selections. What better way to stimulate good weekday conversation than sharing simple, top quality ingredients paired with wine? What made it even better was the fact that we got out for under $50 (before tax/tip). Very reasonable!
What better way to stimulate good weekday conversation than sharing simple, top quality ingredients paired with wine? What made it even better was the fact that we got out for under $50 (before tax/tip). Very reasonable!
So if you are looking for a quick weekday bite out with your hunny but are not willing to skimp on quality, why not pay a visit to Salt Tasting Room? With its unique concept, relaxed atmosphere and dedication to quality food and wine, you may find yourself venturing out more often to add a bit of pizzazz to your weekday routine!