Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:50 PM
I make it 3 nays.
I had previously dropped BlackSalt behind Et Voila in the Dining Guide, and that's before these three reviews. I'm listening; I hope the restaurant is, too.
I hate to dissent from the recent dissent, but I just had a very good meal there. One so-so appetizer special; a very good salmon tartare; good mussels as always; and two excellent entrees -- smokey swordfish and whole branzino. The prices are high and the food has some variance. But Blacksalt is still able to put out great food. I hope that they read this board and focus on consistency.
Six write-ups this year by experienced diners: three positive, three negative - nothing to panic about.
I got an email this week from the folks at Littorai (a really, really great producer of wine in California) are hosting a wine dinner her in late February. After recent comments I saw in this thread I had half a mind to ping them and suggest they read this thread. Wonder if I still should?
Ping Littorai? Nah, the sample size is way too small to draw any definitive conclusions, and you know BlackSalt will be on their game that evening.
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