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Salt Tasting Room

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments

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D: Reservations are a must. Definitely a young hip crowd in a cozy space which encourages conversation with nearby guests. If you like charcuterie, cheese and booze – and really who doesn’t – this is a fun place for a casual night out. The menu changes regularly with today’s list of charcuterie, cheese and condiments listed on chalkboards. Plates which consist of 3 cheese or meats plus 3 condiments are $15 and can be paired with flights of wine (3 glasses of 2 oz pours) for $15. The toasted sandwich (meat and cheese combo) comes with a small soup (delicious tomato this time) and salad. The sandwich was pretty good but T felt it needed more butter (what doesn’t taste better with butter). The waitress was very knowledgeable about everything offered on the menu and able to make good suggestions.

T: I like this place. And not because it’s cool, in a grungy location, or because of the name, their logo, or the fact that it’s a popular place to go eat. I like the decor – I found it warm, inviting, and fun – but that’s not the big reason why I really like this place. I like it because the people who work their clearly love their food and are proud of it. The staff are friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful. They know the wines they are offering, the meats and cheese they serve, and how it all goes together.

Because the owner(s) of this restaurant clearly love and know food and wine and service, I think this is a great place to eat. It’s not the place to go after work with a bunch of the guys (unless you’re all foodies); it’s not the place to go for a big family outing. It’s a place to go with someone else to sit down, talk, connect with each other, and have some really, really good meat, cheese and wine. It’s a perfect date place (as long as you go with a date who would appreciate the menu), it’s a great place for a romantic dinner with your wife, or it’s a great place to go for a bunch of friends who love food and want to have great conversation punctuated by mouthfuls of great food and wine. (note in the pic on the right that the meats are reversed front to back) Check it out – enjoy it, love it, or hate it – but go. Let the staff’s enthusiasm infect you and enjoy your meal.

45 Blood Alley, Gastown
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-633-1912

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