I'm all about grilling, bbq, the smell and taste of smokey meats. So when you're not able to grill outside yourself, why not go to a spot where they grill and serve it for you?
We found a spot.
Salt and Charcoal that just opened up in Williamsburg, and it's all about 2 things. The Japanese sea salt and their special charcoal, both imported from Japan.
A little back info about this place-S & C is about mastering the Binchotan (mastering the heat). Binchotan is Japanese charcoal that has no flames or smoke, but generates a whole lot of heat. S & C's Executive Chef Jiro Iida, hailing from Aburiya Kinnosuke, has this technique down.
We sat right in front of the robata grill, so we could be tempted to pretty much order everything that looked good, as we sat through this glass wall that separated us from the grill and our seats. As first, just watching what came out of the kitchen inspired us to either order the same thing, or gives us a reason to go back. Overall, food and service were great~ we'll have to navigate through the menu more in detail on our next visit. Didn't quite get a chance to hit the dessert menu, but their 'Matcha Chocolate Fondant' is on my list of musts.
This was the 'Chef's tasting choice of 5 skewers' special. I would say, you can pass on this, and just select your own. We thought the deal would be a steal, but when you take into account 2 out of the 5 were veggie skewers, it's just better to order off the regular skewer menu.
This '5 bites daily starter' for $12 is definitely a winner!
Love how each placemat as different cartoons that make you chuckle.
I have a thing...or addiction rather, for salt containers. They serve a set of special Japanese sea salt and shichimi at each table side.
'Teba Gyoza' chicken skewer with gyoza. Yum!
When I first saw this going on, I was like 'what the what?' haha. This is how they do Black Cod, with special charcoal from Japan. Thus, the name of their restaurant.