We met our son, his partner and our daughter for dinner at Salt on a recent Saturday evening. The restaurant has a rustic vibe to it and although our party of 5 arrived for an early reservation at 6:30pm the tables soon filled with small groups or couples. There's a bar area at the front where you can have a drink and tapas if you're not planning on lingering.
Our drink order came quickly...although my request for Sangria was not available. I was told it took two days for them to make their recipe and there was none available. I raised an eyebrow at such an obvious Spanish drink not being standard fare and unavailable. I know they take their cocktails and beverages seriously but I had been looking forward to trying the Salt version of Sangria as we had lived in Madrid, Spain for 5 years.
Similarly with the food order, they took our order for the charcuterie boards quickly and it arrived speedily. We did have to ask for more bread twice as the amount provided was rather meagre. Ofcourse they would prefer you to order more tapas instead of filling up on bread, however there were five people and we all like bread.
The lamb sausage was divine as was the crispy soft shell crab. My personal favourite was the seared sea scallops which were cooked to perfection. The chick pea salad...something so very simple...was the best I have ever tasted and I wondered how they managed to get so much flavour into their recipe. My attempts at home never even come close!!
As we discovered each new dish we would re-order another. The portions are small as one would expect. The quality of ingredients was top notch and fresh, fresh, fresh.
My husband took a liking to the fruit punch, that was his choice when the Sangria option was found to be off the menu. I had a white wine spritzer which came in a big chunky glass with lots of club soda...the way I like it.
The ambient music was great and the place was lively when it filled up with patrons.
We finished off with churros and dulce de leche...made in house fresh and totally decadent!!! The cappuccinos were delicious. All in all it was a great find and we would return again.
Salt is one of our son's favourite eateries..he was born in Spain.
Three more things I asked for was paella, manchego cheese and calamari...but again was told not on the menu. I thought we may have been in for a bit of a disaster...but what was on offer did not disappoint.
The bill for all five came to just over CDN$400...which sounds about right for the quality and quantity of food.
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