With winter all but upon us on the West Coast, it’s inevitable that we’ll soon be faced with day upon day of drizzle…and with that comes the desire to revisit spots that satisfy our culinary cravings in a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Watering holes that offer up the perfect mix of mingling with friends and good eats are top of our list. Add to that the chance to learn more about another of our favourite things, wine, and you’ve got a winner. We can’t wait to do just this when we whet our whistle at the Salt Cellar Series starting up again on October 30th.
It offers diners a unique, casual culinary experience by pairing local BC wines such as Tinhorn Creek, Gray Monk and Le Vieux Pin alongside charcuterie-style food. The setting befits the back-to-basics menu style as it takes place in the cellar beneath Gastown’s original Salt Tasting Room several times each month.
Salt Tasting Room is a well-worn Gastown go-to – and has long-been a Notable favourite when in search of spots removed from the rat race. If you haven’t been, you’ll find the entrance set discreetly off a cobblestoned street. The Salt Cellar Series takes place at 45 Blood Alley in what used to be the heart of Vancouver’s butcher industry. Guests are welcomed to a sleek cellar setting for an evening of sampling artisanal treats chosen specifically for featured wines. We’re looking forward to trying out the various house-made condiments Salt has become famous for alongside specialty cheeses, cured meats, Okanagan honey, fruit preserves and other goods.
Don’t fill up on all the food, though; be sure to save room for plenty of networking with other young professionals who often attend these events. This tasting series is the perfect opportunity for reconnecting with friends while making new ones in a uniquely relaxed environment (grab your seat at the massive 30-foot long communal table).
Adding another special element to the upcoming evenings (October 30th is Le Vieux Pin, November 13th Tinhorn Creek, and Gray Monk takes the stage on November 27th), expect a guided ‘tour’ of the wines courtesy of the winemaker or representative each night.
Space is limited for these sought-after events that start at 7pm and tickets are only $40. Learn more about why this makes our list of noteworthy things to do in Vancouver and get your tickets here.