salt tasting room- VANCOUVER
The fact that it’s located in Blood Alley had already caught my attention. I love finding hidden gems in unassuming alleys that alludes a certain kind of mystery. It’s even more exciting when amongst the eerie vibe, a place like the Salt Tasting Room can transform itself into a clean space of concrete floors, red bricked walls with one side dedicated to a chalkboard, metallic stools/chairs, and light bulbs that hung over long communal tables. The room highlights the epitome of urban chic by being simple and tasteful. Most people come here for 3 reasons, and 3 reasons only: wine, meats, and cheese.
Not knowing what or how to order, our server asked us for our preferences before giving us an informative briefing about the different types of meats & cheese he’d recommend. In the end, he did a fantastic job pairing two great tasting plates (15/each).
Tasting plate #1
I remember the salami being especially yummy. I love apples and other fruity flavors with meats & cheese. The server wrote down our order on a brown piece of paper and placed it on the table when our plate was served so we knew exactly what we’re sampling. Afterwards, I put the paper in my bag so I could remember the names for future reference. Too bad I misplaced them. Boohoo.
A basket of thin crispy bread.
Tasting plate #2
We wanted more and we ordered a second one! Not the smartest move since we suddenly felt stuffed. We ordered apples as condiments again and I learned to love honey with my meats & cheese!
Service was on the slow side which was bizarre since they didn’t need to cook anything. We though the value was pretty steep for just a few thin slices of meats & cheese but the whole experience is one I will treasure. It was one of the first moments I truly fell in love with the culture of wine sipping and savoring European delicatessen’s.