Slow Dining Adventure at Johnston’s Saltbox

Johnston’s Saltbox is a family owned restaurant, featuring a from-scratch kitchen that highlights the Bay Area’s best local produce. On a sunny June evening, an intimate group of 10 slow food followers gathered for an early open-air dinner.  The Saltbox is a welcoming location with its bright, outdoors atmosphere and roof-top garden–the restaurant has become a hot spot on the mid-peninsula. The Saltbox does not usually take reservations, but we were able hold two tables for an early dinner to host a group of ten Slow Food members and friends. We all ordered from the evening’s menu and enjoyed a delightful, intimate dining experience. Owner Sean Johnston introduced himself to our group, then chef Adam took us on a tour of the rooftop garden to complete the evening. While the garden is too small to provide a significant harvest for the restaurant, Sean sources his food locally when possible.

This slow dining adventure was special because, as a small group, we were able to ask everyone to provide a short bio to introduce
themselves. Several guests were in food-related businesses including Anne Marie, author of The Zero Waste Chef blog, and  Alison, chef at CuisineStyle and  KitchenTown, San Mateo.

“A delightful, delicious evening!”
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Photo credits: Ann Duwe, Dagmar Logie