Tasting dinners tend to fetishize the frivolous -- morrels, ramps, peaches -- but this coming Monday, one dinner's paying respects to a molecule: Salt.
That's right: on March 31, the stuff Biblical slaves died mining's having a feast arranged around it, hosted by Saltistry, an LA spice company specializing in exotic imported and infused salts, and Sky-Mall-esque nomenclature. Standouts from the 14-item menu include Duck Rillette on Crusty Bread w/ Preserved Lemon Salt, Grilled Flank Steak w/ Smoked-Chili Salt, and Albacore Tataki w/ Ponzu on Himalayan Salt Plate, which has mummified the cadavers of many a sherpa. Slaking your incredible thirst are taster-sized drinks including Margaritas/Coronitas with Lime-Flake Salt, Salty Dogs w/ Tangerine Salt, and a Bloody Mary w/ Six-Pepper-Salt: "Indonesian Long Peppercorns over Makidaki No Moshio" -- either a light and delicate Japanese salt, or a lethal method of kung fu.
The whole all-inclusive deal's only $25, with walk-in only tickets available at the door; Food Court'll also be selling their own, full-size drinks, for when things get too salty, and you need to get back to your own elemental substance: Jack and Coke.