[ part I ]
A girlfriend and I decided to go wine-jumping one night, for a Monday night, we wanted to go easy. Drove down to Gastown and walked around looking for a good place to start the night, I’ve heard good things about Salt so that seemed like a good place to start our adventure as we’ve both haven’t been there before. Located in Blood Alley, it was very sketchy and scary place to go to for two girls at night. Nonetheless it felt like an adventure!
We thought we had missed the place, or went through the wrong alley if it weren’t for the banner that illustrated an upside down salt shaker. Inside was simple and full of Gastown elegance; brick walls, long communal tables, and a chalkboard wall listing today’s menu items.
Telmo Rodriguez – Cigales Viña 105
We had trouble deciding on wine, as neither of us was familiar with the wines they had on the menu for that day. At random, my friend chose one from Spain as she has never had wine from Spain before. It was a good choice, the wine was bright with notes of ripe fruits and spices, a bit dry but finished off smoothly.
Terrine Of The Day – pork & rabbit terrine with pear chutney
Since this will just be a first stop, and I always just get cheese & charcuterie anyways, we went with the terrine for a light snack. The flavours in the terrine was excellent, it paired nicely with our wine but I found it a bit too crumbly for my liking.
We finished off the bottle with good chats and a bunch of laughs, I would definitely come back for their wine flights and tasting plates. Service here was beyond helpful and friendly, the servers knew in full details of every dish and wine without trying to oversell, it felt like we were amongst friends as they were enthusiastic when included in our conversations and debates.
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