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Honey Salt gets homey with Farm Table Dinners

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Honey Salt’s farmer’s toast with green vegetable juice.
Photo: Bill Milne

In just a year and a half, Honey Salt has already established itself as one of the cozier neighborhood restaurants in Las Vegas, a perfect place to meet with friends for a familiar meal. Now it’s capitalizing on that feeling with the new Farm Table Dinner series.

Every other Monday night, a multi-course meal of seasonally inspired cuisine will be served family-style to a communal group of 16 at two huge, hand-built tables in front of Honey Salt’s kitchen. The idea belongs to executive sous chef Brett Uniss, who—along with chef Joe Zanelli—works closely with local and regional farmers to provide the best and closest ingredients for the restaurant’s guests. The goal of the Farm Table Dinners ($45) is to feature as much locally sourced produce as possible, in a comfy, social format.

The first dinner (on March 3) began with Honey Salt’s signature Green Goodness juice and a build-your-own version of the popular Farm Toast, topped with crudités and marinated vegetables, plus rich romesco sauce, creamy hummus and creamier ricotta cheese. Next up was an herb and green salad augmented with goat cheese and toasted pistachios, and an oyster trio featuring chilled, fried and Rockefeller-style bivalves, each sparkling with briny freshness. Mary’s free-range chicken—slow-braised leg and roasted breast—was the main dish, hearty and flavorful with confit potatoes, wilted greens and a side of grilled asparagus with poached egg. And for dessert: sweet apple tarte tatin with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce.

An optional wine or beer pairing ($25) will be part of the dinners, and the inaugural event featured four Hill Family Estate wines. Beer from Lost Coast Brewery will be featured on the next dinner, a celebratory Irish feast for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The main course will include Irish Rose soda bread with honey butter, ale-braised lamb shanks with roasted parsnip and rutabaga, and cabbage-wrapped corned beef purses with grain mustard sauce.

Farm Table Dinner at Honey Salt Every other Monday at 6 p.m., $45. 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., 445-6100.

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