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Hi, I'm Nellwyn!

The Cardinal Press is a lifestyle blog about living beautifully and creatively, every day.

Salt & Wine

Salt & Wine

An evening at Salt Restaurant at Ossington and Dundas is like dining inside a luxurious wine cellar. Natural wood shelving, soft lighting, and walls covered in bottles and bottles of wine create a cozy atmosphere and whet the palate. 

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I have a thing for vintage chandeliers. One day my house will be full of them. 

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With all those bottles lining the walls it's impossible to avoid ordering a glass of something red and fruity. Some may call it good marketing, some may call it decorative inspiration, but anything that encourages drinking lots of wine is fine by me!

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We started with barbecued baby back ribs in a slightly sweet sauce with a side of apple and fennel slaw. These babies are unbelievably tender and define the meaning of "fall off the bone"

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On the side we have Salt's version of the classic Spanish dish Patatas Bravas. These fried potatoes with garlic aioli are crispy, fluffy, and dancing on a bed of tomato sauce. 

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Finally we have crispy, juicy duck confit with port jus and cherries resting on a little bed of greens. This was my favourite dish of the evening and one of the best duck confits I've had in a while. The meat is cooked in the classic French style and the addition of cherries in the sauce made for a perfect combination. A little sweet, a little salty, and wonderful with my glass of red. 

After all, Salt and wine are what give life a little extra flavour. 

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Clocking In At A Quarter-Century

Clocking In At A Quarter-Century