It’s been a while since I’ve talked about food and I am jumping back in with one of the most unreal dinners I’ve had in a long time. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an underground dinner by Chef Antony Krause of The Salt Room at Mother’s Market here in Edmonton. I have been to Mother’s Market several times and even spent a weekend manning the Molly’s Eats booth there but wasn’t particularly interested in the food options available. Well… that’s definitely changing now that Chef Tony and The Salt Room are there. As of this moment, The Salt Room is the only concession area serving food to eat at Mother’s Market, although there are definitely vendors selling bread, baked goods, etc. I didn’t know what to expect with this underground dinner as I was not familiar with Chef Tony prior to this, but Susan of Molly’s Eats convinced Andrea, Cindy (her recap is already up!), Teresa and I that it would be a wonderful Tuesday evening adventure, so off we went.
When I arrived at the tiny hidden side door on Tuesday night, I certainly wasn’t expecting to be greeted by an intimate table for 10! I was thinking there would be 20-30 people at this underground dinner, but after learning that Chef Tony does all his cooking in a very limited space and on a single induction burner plus a pizza oven, I could see why it’s a table for 10! The menu was a list of ingredients and I couldn’t wait to see what we would be eating.