Dining at Saluté is a lot like going to a friend’s house for dinner, if your friend was from Tuscany, Umbria or the Marches, & inherited a rustic farmhouse with a menu that reflects honest regional fare.
Tastes, textures, aromas from the open kitchen arrive tableside, piccante to smooth and sultry, glistening eggplant in caponatina with warm focaccia from the brick oven; cotechino served with lentils, elements that transport you to an Italian hilltown.
Diners are encouraged to bring their favorite Italian wines to accompany this menu of casalinga recipes, Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Pinot Grigio, Nero d’Avola, will trip off the tongue into memory.
Brightly colored fruit baskets bring the orto indoors; the day’s menu on blackboards suspend over a long limestone bar; wait staff at the ready.
Often called La Terra Perfetta, the perfect land, Salutés ambience and menu brings Italian culinary wisdom, sweeps of vineyards, and magical light close to home in Montclair, New Jersey.