Wednesday night, Salt Wine Bar had a special prix-fixe dinner to celebrate three years in business. It could have been longer, but Salt was a restaurant that was caught on the wrong side of former city councillor Joe Pantalone’s misguided restaurant moratorium. The owners had signed their lease but they had not submitted their liquor license application by the time the surprise council decision was made so they were put on hold for months as the political process rolled on.
Their opening ordeal long behind them, they celebrated with fine Portuguese wines and signature dishes, all of which are available on their current Fall menu. Dinner included 3 courses and dessert, all with many wine pairings which enhanced all of the delicious food. We were particularly impressed with the Alaskan king crab salad, the seared pork belly and the sticky toffee pudding, which was served with a beautiful port.
They are also known for their fine cocktails created by bartender Nick Kennedy. Last Saturday we stopped by for the signature charred cedar Manhattan and we Instagramed the creation here. It’s much more fun if Nick makes it for you, but BlogTO published the recipe in a post here.
If you haven’t stopped by in a while, head over and wish them a Happy 3rd Birthday.