Routine is something I secretly love. Most of the time my schedule forbids routine in my life. Traveling and being married to an independant artist is gloriously rewarding and always exciting but when we are home for a few weeks at a time and really get to sink in, enjoy our friendships, try out some new restaurants in the city we love, and actually buys groceries to share a home cooked meal together… this is a beautiful part of life. I’m sure if we didn’t get to travel so much I wouldn’t see the wonderfulness of just being at home but I do and for that I am glad.
Grabbing lunch with a friend and catching up on life together over a bowl of olives is sometimes a rare occasion, but it is something that I try and prioritize. Meeting a good friend on a regular occasion, now that is something I really love!
Heather, who also blogs here, and I try and grab lunch together often. We’ve tried several great spots in town like Martine and Ekamai. We are always up for the challenge of a new restaurant. After hearing some bad reviews of Sea Salt, we knew we had to go and try for ourselves.
Sea Salt, located on 1300 South and 1700 East in Salt Lake City, is owned by the same guy who owns the popular neighborhood restaurant, Paris Bistro. His new restaurant specializes in Itlaian pizza and pasta. He even has several menu items that were original recipes of his grandmother, who migrated here in 1914. Anything on the menu with “Nona Maria” in the name is worth trying!
The ambiance of the restaurant is super clean and fresh, with white decor, tons of windows, and only a few touches of color, being the ripe plum tomatoes, fresh tomato sauce in jars lining the wall, and the blue tile around the wood-fired pizza oven.
The food all tasted good, altough maybe a bit difficult to eat due to the culinary craft that they take pride in when creating the dishes. Our pizza was beautiful, stacked high with fresh arugula, prosciutto, slices figs, and shaved parmesan (The Olive Barrel). Though beautiful it was, and delicious too, it was a bit hard to figure out how to take the first few bites. We also enjoyed the bright green olives, which came with delectable Nonna Maria focaccia.
Although it was a bit pricey and also seemingly inaccessible, we had a good experience and I urge you to try it out for yourself and get back to me on what you thought.
1709 East 1300 South
Pranzo (lunch) Monday-Saturday 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Cena (Dinner) Monday-Thursday 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M; Friday-Saturday 5:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M
Closed on Sunday