New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Salume, an Italian coffee shop in New York's bustling SoHo district was named the Cheapest Tasting Menu in New York City by food magazine Honest Cooking today.
Restaurant reviewer Kalle Bergman writes - "If you blink when you pass by, you might miss it, but that would be a shame. Because behind the unassuming entrance at 330 West Broadway in SoHo, there is a small culinary miracle happening right now."
Salume opened its doors about a year ago, and since then it has been known for their alcoholic sandwiches. But under new owner Michael Spalding‘s reign, this rather anonymous café now turns into an ambitious culinary workshop after 5pm.
Behind the scenes of this sandwich-shop-that-isn’t-really-a-sandwich-shop, an Executive Chef and a Sous Chef with solid credentials from the world of Michelin cooking are at the helm of culinary direction. Steven Hubell has experience from top Chicago restaurants like Decero and Veerasway, and Sarah Pouzar comes from Michelin starred L2O and A Voce.
Kalle Bergman writes "-Even though Salume has a restaurant kitchen the size of a kiosk, without many of the basic tools needed for serious cooking (like a stove) – Hubell and Pouzar are turning out small miracles of contemporary seasonal food."
The concept at Salume is not a traditional tasting menu. Instead, it is more reminiscent of an Italian aperitivo menu, with small bites to accompany the wine.
Diners order wine (a glass is enough), and the food will start flowing from the kitchen. Based on the wine they order, Hubell and Pouzar will pair that with a few small plates of Italian inspired food. If guests order another glass, they will send out another couple of plates.
Mr Bergman concludes "- With two glasses of good Italian wine, totalling 28-30 USD, you will go through 8-10 plates of food, making this one of the cheapest and highest value tasting menus in New York City, if not the country."
Read the full article on Honest Cooking.