Taking Back My Twenties

Restaurant Week: Salum

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 | 8 comments

Even though I love restaurant week, I’ve had some bad experiences with it in the past – poor service, limited menu, or just blah food. When I heard about it in Dallas, I quickly went to OpenTable, but all the restaurants I wanted to try were booked. So after reading some reviews, I picked Salum. I probably wouldn’t have picked it otherwise, so I’m happy that I stumbled upon it!

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The weather has been perfect for strolling around the neighborhood! Our reservation wasn’t until 8:30, so Matt and I stopped and grabbed cocktails on the walk to the restaurant. I’ve been drinking way too many margaritas since arriving in Dallas:)

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When we got to Salum, we were seated immediately at one of those long two-tops tucked in a corner. We felt kinda far apart, so the hostess quickly moved us to a four top right by the open kitchen.

The bread basket was great – there was an olive focaccia bread that was especially good. For my drink, I decided to go the wine route, and our waitress brought four different reds for me to taste. I love, love it when servers do this unprompted. I ended up with an incredible zin!

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My first course was the Texas goat cheese baked with roasted elephant garlic in olive oil. Of course, Matt and I finished off the bread in the basket before I knew I was getting this, so I ended up eating a ton of bread. I asked the server for more of the olive focaccia for dipping though and she brought a fresh basket straight from the oven. It was heavenly.

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My entree was the grilled mahi with a pumpkin seed pipian, chorizo, and potato croquette.
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Everything about this dish was fantastic – the actual mahi was simple and rubbed with some incredible seasoning and the sauce was light but flavorful. The croquette was the best part though, because it was a thick and cheesy and balanced the fish perfectly. I love it when a fish dish comes with a heavier side. The portion size was just right.

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Dessert was a duo!!! The chocolate caramel tart with an almond crust and a mini apple and berry crisp. Both were awesome and I enjoyed getting two mini desserts and not having to share either one:)

This was definitely the best restaurant week experience I’ve ever had!

8 Comments

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  1. dee

    Wow! Each dish looks delicious! Also, I love your bag..may I ask where it’s from?

  2. Lauren

    I would like to ask where your white one-shoulder tank is from! It’s so flattering.

  3. Kath

    Another fashion question… Silver shoes! Details?

  4. Kimberly

    So I’m going to ask about the only part of your outfit that no one has mentioned…the skirt! Where did you get it? I love it!

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