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Sweetsalt Redux: Dinner

ns1 | Jun 13, 201201:22 PM

So I had a craving for a dinnertime shrimp po boy and wanted to grab one at Sweetsalt. When I walked in, I was surprised to find the whole thing laid out in a dining room fashion, and I was greeted by a host.

I was so confused, but the host explained that a few months ago when they started dinner hours, they started doing dinner service. I was already there and only had a small amount of time to eat, so I sat down with my girlfriend and ordered dinner. We were first there, so managed to grab the cute window seat. Unfortunately, the window sill was a little dusty. Who does the housekeeping around here?

Anyway, here for the food so here it goes:

Menu is smaller and more expensive @ dinner. Apps are around 10 each with a high of 18, entrees average around 15 each.

We decided on splitting several apps, so we got the soup of the day, shrimp napolean, pei mussels, and asparagus risotto.

Soup - Pretty good but not mind blowing, it was a mushroom and (something?) soup. Big ol' bowl of soup, that "something" which I now forget definitely cut the mushroom earthiness so it wasn't as one-note as most mushroom soups are.

Shrimp napolean - beautiful presentation, perfectly cooked shrimp, high quality ingredients. Expensive @ $16 but there was a healthy amount of shrimp/quality ingredients on the plate so I didn't mind.

PEI mussels - beautiful large serving of mussels in a beautiful broth, served with sausage and shaved fennel. Fantastic and at $10 a complete bargain. 2 people eating 2 of these apps is enough IMHO

Risotto - great texture/taste but did not hold up/reheat well.

bread was good and the soft herb butter was awesome.

Also got 3 macroons and a cupcake for dessert. Whoever they have as a pastry chef is AMAZING. The cupcake (chocolate w/ strawberry on top and strawberry preserve center) was great (filling not too sweet) and my GF claimed it was the best cupcake she's ever had, and she's tried many.

Damage was about $70 for 2 after tax/tip.

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