You would never guess how nice of a place Black Salt is upon entering. There is a big fish counter and a hoard of wooden tables casually thrown together. Ten feet behind this room is their dining room, with white table cloths and all. The room is bright and beautiful, with very spaced out tables (this always wins me over). Even the chairs are comfy. The funny thing is that the menu is the same for the upscale dining room and the casual eating area.
This was my last Restaurant Week stop, but it was the restaurant I was most excited to try. After taking a good twenty minutes to decide what to order (everything sounded so good!) I decided on a Squash Soup with Spiced Mascarpone and Toasted Sunflower Seeds. Soup seemed like a silly choice to order in a seafood restaurant, but I decided that it matched best with my entree. Boy was I glad I ordered it- this has to have been the most incredible soup I ever tasted (Sorry, mom!). It was sweet, but savory, and the sunflower seeds gave it a nice crunch. I could easily eat that soup every day for the rest of my life.
|Squash Soup with Spiced Mascarpone and Toasted Sunflower Seeds|
Next up was their Provencal Seafood Stew, which came with shrimp, fish, mussels and a saffron white wine broth. It was equally delicious as my appetizer soup. The broth was really light and the saffron highlighted the fish flavor. The seafood was moist and only had a simple seasoning. My only wish was that there were more shrimp!
|Provencal Seafood Stew|
|Louisiana Poached Eggs with Crab on Cornbread|
|Key Lime Pie|
|Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Compote|