SALT SALON: Pass the experience, please.
Salt Salon is the interactive food and drink experience laboratory of Salt Works. From sensual feasts to immersive dinner theater, Salt Works loves to get people talking.
Hedonism: noun, from Greek
-the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good
-devotion to pleasure as a way of life
The Hedonist Feast is a five-course feast of the senses created to awaken your inner pleasure receptacles around anticipation, texture, sight, smell, touch, sweetness, and sound. This night unfolds in a thoughtful cadence to feature interactivity between guests, live music and performance.
Come explore six different sakes from micro-breweries all over Japan with sake sommelier and friend, Yoshi Sako. Yoshi will take us through a landscape of different sakes he has paired with each non-Japanese course (Who says sake is only for Japanese food?). Yoshi is "one of the city's best educators on sake" according to Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper. Here is her article, if you'd like to read more!
Every year when Salt Works' founder Rebecca visits her family on their 600-acre Texas ranch, she is reminded of their unique food heritage—a unique blend of the Texas frontier and the classics of France's Alsace-Lorraine region. This culture has inspired her to share her story with you through a night of authentic heritage cuisine, a lot of pickled okra, and even more whiskey. Come experience southern hospitality and share a Texas-sized Alsatian heritage feast with us.
Who were the first foodies, and what got them excited? In the first of our Gastro Salon series, Gastronauts: The Life and Eats of the First Foodies, resident UCB food historian and writer for Gastronomica, India Mandelkern, PhD, will walk us through four distinct time periods and cuisines to help us better understand our gastronomic forebears. School was never this sexy!
In 2013 Salt Works' founder Rebecca traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to visit a new friend, Michel. He introduced her to the spices and cooking methods unique to the Mediterranean and to his family. Michel has since moved to the Bay Area, and we have created this Lebanese-inspired menu to share the food culture of this seldom-visited region. Join us for a fresh, eclectic interpretation of Lebanese cuisine, with all the best-loved ingredients of the Mediterranean.