This week I met a fellow foodie friend at Martine, one of Salt Lake’s best European Style restaurants. With flavors from North Africa, Spain and Provence you’ll surely fined something delectible on their menu. This tapa style restaurant is a great spot for celebrating a special occasion over a lengthy dinner or for a finer lunch.
As for me, I take pleasure in dining for lunch at the places I can’t often afford for dinner. Since I worked for 3 years in Park City, I am still rounding up my favorite lunch restaurants in Salt Lake and this is near the top of the list for sure.
As you walk in you feel as though you’ve entered some posh New York cafe with the dark wood booths, white linens, and fancy bar. The food is certainly not served with New York attitude or European blasé but with Western friendliness and hospitality.
It was terribly hard to choose something from the menu…Szechwan Chicken Pasta with Vegetables, Southwestern Chicken Salad with jimica and queso fresca, or Roast Beef Panini with brie, figs, and arugula. I went for the Panini but will have to go back to try some of the other great things on their lunch menu. My friend ordered the Hot Pastrami and Swiss which was also a good choice although we both agreed that my panini was better. Here are some photos if I haven’t convinced you already that you must try Martine.
22 East 100 South, Salt Lake City
lunch: mon – fri 11:30am to 2pm
dinner: tue – thu 5pm to 10pm, fri – sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Read more about Martine, by Heather on The Examiner.