I always love getting together with my friend Stephanie. Whether it’s enjoying some cocktails at a local restaurant, getting a “taste” of her job, or just ringing in the New Year, it’s always a great time with great conversation.
So when she messaged me that she wanted to get together for dinner, I did not hesitate. The plan was to meet up near where I work and I had been wanting to go to the Salty Pig again, right down the street from the Fairmont. A date was set.
The restaurant wasn’t too busy and we were able to find a seat at the bar. Well, not so much the bar but the area right in front of the oven. Everything that came out was met with wide eyes and watering mouths.
To drink, I had the Pimm’s Cup, which was (I believe) a mixture of Pimm’s gin, lime juice, ginger ale and cucumbers. Either way, it was perfectly refreshing and I had two during the evening.
We went through the menu a few times before we decided on what to get. Since it specializes in charcuterie style plates, I was inclined to try some of their delicious cheese, and we then split a salad and a flat bread.
The cheese we chose were Comté Fort St. Antoine, Franche-Comté, France (Cow, Alpine, Medium) and Moses Sleeper, Greensboro, VT (Cow, Bloomy Rind, Moderate). The St. Antoine was the cheese that I picked and it was dense yet had a slight creamy texture. It reminded of a medium cheddar with some fruity notes. The Moses Sleeper was definitely my favorite though. I’ve never been one for creamy cheeses but this was sweet and earthy. We paired the cheeses with bread, pickles and spicy mustard.
For our entrée, we had the SP Sausage pizza. It was topped with spicy sausage, white beans, basil and garlic. The sausage was spicy but the overall dish was delicious! I loved the white beans and the crust was perfectly crisp and doughy. We had no problem throwing back a few slices.
Since we were seated right by the open kitchen, our server was a floor server, not a bartender. It took a few minutes to get her attention on several occasions, but we weren’t waiting for too too long. Plus, we talked so much, it didn’t really matter.
The Salty Pig will always be on my go-to list, mainly for their flat breads and the fact that they don’t have any domestic beer on their list; it’s all craft and/or local.
The Salty Pig is located at 130 Dartmouth Street in Boston.