Salt Tasting Room. A place I honestly don’t think I’d ever visit because of what it offers, wines and charcuterie plates, but slowly, my plate and my mind is warming up to the thoughts and tastes of this as I grow older.
So what brought me here on a Monday night then? Was it this list of cheeses, of which I only know 4, or the various meats that I would probably have trouble distinguishing the differences between?
Nope, none of the above, though I’m sure they’d be fabulous, maybe another night. Tonight, it was for the Fourplay dinner & theatre experience put on by In The House Festival.
I had another event to attend already, but at the last minute thought this would be well worth my two hours instead and joined Janice. Thank you Myriam for the invitation and being so accommodating.
It’s been a while since I’ve sat at a Long Table.. must say, while I like the communal aspect to it which enforces socializing with your immediate neighbours, it’s also a very tight affair.
I really don’t want to write too much, mainly to not give away too many details of this truly fun and unique live dinner theatre experience.
The pictures can tell just as much, and you can let your imagination run wild and not let me dictate it for you. =]
Is love just a matter of time and physical association? Could it really be that simple?
The audience is immediately engaged with from the get go.
Oh and yes, live theatre means live music as well.
Tomato and roasted pepper soup with goat cheese. Creamy, wish I had more goat cheese, but Janice wouldn’t let me steal hers.
I was thinking that the food would be interspersed throughout “scenes” or “acts” during the night, but it was actually incorporated quite well into the dialogue and script.
Somehow, something in this Arugula and fennel salad with orange/blood oranges was meant to be an aphrodisiac.
Some members of the audience participated, and this is actually highly encouraged!
I’m sure this goes through many guys minds during the courting phase, “Operation: Don’t Fuck It Up!“.
Friends who help friends take pictures of their food are the best kind of friends.
I’m not sure of the actual name of the dish, but it can be best describe as a deconstructed chicken pot pie with biscuit and felted sage (??) and crispy pork skin. Very hearty, home comfort style food.
Which girl hasn’t done the “he loves me, he loves me not..” with flower petals before?
Or maybe even asked the Magic 8 Ball the same question?
Finally, that triangle/diamond flip flap thing that obviously I have no idea what the name of it is, silly childhood games.
To end the night, a strawberry dipped chocolate and a madeleine.
With this last course, the play was over and we were free to let our minds wander with thoughts of love and attraction, and our stomaches to digest the filling meal.
February 20 (only 29 seats left)
Episode 2 – Magic
Engagement – the golden apple of so many relationships. It’s not often we get to witness such a special sight, but now’s your chance. Special guest: Magician + purveyor of all things wondrous, Travis Bernhardt
February 27 (31 seats left)
Episode 3 – Spice
What happens when the stag party and the wedding shower get booked at the same restaurant on the same date? Fireworks guaranteed! Special guest: TBA. hint: it involves burlesque
March 5 (35 seats left)
Episode 4 – Union
It’s a wedding! Come and join us for a celebration you’ll never forget. Special guests: Orkestar SlivovicaTime: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Address: Salt Tasting Room, 45 Blood Alley (in Gastown)Tickets: $65 per show
Price includes dinner and theatre*please note that beverages and gratuity are not includedVegetarian option available
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Tickets MUST be purchased in advance.