Wednesday, July 21, 2010

sea salt, berkeley, ca.

I got together with my friend Deidre Joyner last week, well I hadn't seen her for a while because she is so busy in a good way, of course, but I insisted I could just ride along while she took care of business and would not get in the way.  Between going to and from properties (she sells real estate at Red Oak) and taking and picking up the kids to a variety of activities, you can work up quite an appetite so we stopped for lunch at Sea Salt on San Pablo in Berkeley.  Sea Salt, as you might of guessed has a mostly seafood based menu that promotes the use of sustainable fish in dishes such as a BLT (bacon, lettuce and trout) Maine lobster roll, dungeness crab cakes, a variety of oysters and fish and chips, to name just a few dishes. 
Well, I can rarely pass up a chance to order fish and chips and Deidre recommended it.  Because of our crazy schedules we had to be in and out fairly fast but unfortunately they were a little short staffed and our order was not on the fast track, but after a little reminder the fish and chips arrived and it was well worth it.  The large pieces of cod were just a light crispy golden brown with a moist interior. The fries were well done and came with a garlic aioli which made me very happy and the unique red cabbage slaw with bits of cilantro was zesty and not at all watery.  All in all a very satisfying lunch.