Welcome fellow foodies to our third instalment of Rosemary & Thyme’s reviews. Our wheels and appetites took us to Salt Gastropub this evening. We were greeted warmly at the rear of the building and led to our table at the side of the music stage of Salt’s “secret spot”. The outdoor area was clean, and the tables spaced very generously. Be sure to have your smart phone handy. Instead of everyone handling the same menus, each person gets a small slip of paper with a QR code that is easily scannable on your camera and can be thrown away after being scanned. This brings you directly to the salt website and their full menu of food and drinks.
We decided to do things a little differently this time around. We only ordered one appetizer but three entrees. For our shared entrees we chose Balbriggan Salmon, the Korean Rib Bowl and the Vermonster Burger. To start, the Goat Cheese Croquettes were a lovely plate of small panko crusted goat cheese croquettes with a berry balsamic reduction, baby greens and sweet poached pear. A remarkably simple, yet delicious combination of sweet, tart, salty and creamy flavors. The Balbriggan Salmon was a perfectly cooked large portion of pecan crusted salmon with mashed sweet potatoes, garlicy baby spinach and a malt vinegar reduction. Independently each of these ingredients had its own distinct flavor. When combined altogether into the perfect bite, it was heavenly. The Korean Rib Bowl, how do I begin? Four meaty, fall off the bone pork ribs, glazed in Korean spices sit atop a bowl of basmati rice with baby greens, kimchi, pickled vegetables, fresh lime and a soft-boiled egg. One can only say that the chefs flavor pallet was on point with this combination. For our third and final entrée, you KNOW we had to get a burger. An 8oz burger with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, fresh apple chutney and a maple syrup glaze served on a brioche bun with fresh French fries. The bun to burger to cheese ratio was well proportioned but would have enjoyed a bit more bacon and apple chutney. Then again, we can be a tad greedy. The French fries were wonderful!
Thyme and I have been going back and forth about how to discuss the dessert. We ordered the Salt’s Famous Peanut Butter Pie. It was delivered to our table on a plate with fresh whipped cream, drizzled with what we believed to be chocolate sauce. It was not chocolate sauce but was in fact balsamic vinegar. This may be something that others would enjoy but was not our favorite portion of the meal. A clearer description of the dessert should definitely be included on their menus.
In favor of full disclosure, we have both been to Salt multiple times prior to this “review meal”. Every time has been a wonderful food experience! So overall, we highly recommend enjoying Salt’s comfy atmosphere and delicious eclectic menu.
Thank you again for joining us on our food adventures. We hope you go out and enjoy it as much as we do. If you have any suggestions for local eateries and stores, please contact us at our email below.
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