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Salt Tasting Room

45 Blood Alley (Abbott & Carrall Sts.) Send to Phone
Salt keeps it simple with dozens of wines, charcuterie, and cheeses to mix and match.
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Dining room at Salt Tasting Room, Vancouver, canada

Salt Tasting Room Restaurant Review

: Wine, cheese, charcuterie, condiments. That is all that’s on offer at this pared-down room located along rough-and-tumble Blood Alley in Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighborhood. It has been a solid hit since opening in 2006, and some say it popularized the “charcuterie and cheese plate” craze. Original brick walls and cement floors are offset by a chalkboard wall that lists the daily selection of edibles for tasting plates. Choose three meats or three cheeses and three condiments, plus three wines from the extensive wine list or leave the pairings to Salt’s capable wine-aware staff. There are also daily Butcher Plates, Cheese Plates, and Best of BC Plates available, and a cold three-course dinner (there’s no kitchen) that includes a salad, daily plate and dessert --- perhaps an Okanagan fruit tart or the goat's milk cheesecake --- from the chalkboard. But it’s the wine list, one of the city’s most intriguing with options from around the globe, that thrills. There are plenty of hard-to-find BC labels, with most available by the glass and two-ounce tasters. Salt is keen on sherry, too, and will happily pair your plates with these sophisticated wines.

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