Salt Parties at 3 on Fourth and Food Court LA

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr shot by elevats

Flickr shot (detail) by elavats

Do you love salt so much that you carry around little salt packs around with you, that you listed “salt” on your list of things you must have with you on a deserted island and would never throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, not even for luck? Well have I got the events for you: salt tastings!

Salt and Sake at 3 on Fourth
This Santa Monica restaurant has a tasting event every month and March’s event focuses on salt, along with sake.

3 on Fourth’s chef Daniel Snukal showcases the seasoning in a unique tasting menu which utilizes Himalayan salt, “the purest salt in the world.” Each dish is paired with a premium Gekkeikan sake.

Tasting Menu

  • Himalayan Salt-seared asparagus and Wagyu beef
  • Himalayan Salt-cured halibut and Kampachi Sashimi
  • Housemade potato chips with citrus salt
  • Sweet cherry port jellies with fleur de sel

And if you’re still famished after the $45 event, there’s a $35 prix fixe dinner available downstairs to salt tasting attendees.

6:30-8 pm. Wednesday, March 26. For reservations, call (310) 395-6765. 3 on Fourth, 1432A Fourth Street, Santa Monica (map).

Saltistry’s Salt Party at Food Court LA
This salty party has got a lot of salty goodies and a variety of salty drinks to enjoy. Hopefully there will be lots of water available as well.


  • Radishes, plugra butter and various salts
  • Clementines with Preserved Lemon Salt
  • Watermelon and cantaloupe with Coconut Black Salt
  • Smoked chili pepitas
  • Roasted pee wee potatoes with Truffle Salt
  • Duck rillette, crusty bread and Preserved Lemon Salt
  • Dark chocolate with Smoked Salish and Popcorn Salt
  • Assorted breads with plugra butter and Lemon Thyme Salt
  • Albacore tataki on Himalayan Salt Plate with ponzu
  • Grilled flank steak with Smoked Chili Salt
  • Kumamoto oysters with assorted Citrus Salts
  • Root vegetable chips with Six Pepper Salt
  • Sea salt caramels with Lavender Gray Salt


  • Saltini – vodka, baby tomatoes, Six Pepper Salt
  • Margarita with Lime Flake Salt
  • Salty Dog (grapefruit, vodka) with Tangerine Salt
  • Six Pepper Bloody Mary
  • Coronitas with Lime Flake Salt

6-9pm. Monday, March 31. $25 tickets, all inclusive, available at the door. (Valet $4.50) Food Court LA, 8334 W. Third Street, Los Angeles (map).