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Wine Tastings Every Thursday from 5 to 7 pm!

Posted on May 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Select wines at Salt and Olive

Salt & Olive now offers a carefully curated selection of wines — in all price ranges — and to celebrate and share, we host free wine tastings every Thursday. Stop by anytime between 5 to 7 pm! 

We partner with several experts like Christian Trotta of Naples, Italy, who represents the best of contemporary Italian winemaking; Paulo Pereira of Classic Wines, who shares wines that honor tradition and others that push the boundaries; and Christy Corcoran, who holds an WSET Advanced Certificate from the International Wine Center. 

Expertise, passion and a spirit of discovery come together every Thursday night, when we introduce you to new producers, regions, and blends!

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Featured Recipe: Garlic Balsamic Brown Sugar Steaks

Posted on November 26, 2016 | 1 comment

Garlic balsamic brown sugar steaks - recipe from Salt and Olive

As easy as it is insanely good, this is a recipe we picked up on a trip to Italy and modified to make our taste buds even happier. 

2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp garlic extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup traditional balsamic
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper (malabar or tellicherry)
1/2 tsp sriracha sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne (or your choice of chili powder)
2 thick New York Strip steaks - or your fav cut

In small sauté pan, melt butter and oil over medium heat. Remove pan from heat, add rest of ingredients and stir until brown sugar has melted. Let cool completely. Pour into a ziplock bag, and ensure ingredients are mixed. Add steaks, ensuring marinade is coating both sides well. Seal baggie, remove air in bag, and pop into fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Make sure steaks are not stacked. Turn bag now and then to evenly marinate steaks.

For rare to medium-rare steaks, heat pan and cook approx. 3 minutes per side or to desired doneness.  Let rest at least 5 minutes before cutting to let juices settle.

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Revolutionary cocktail recipes from AJC — at Salt & Olive

Posted on May 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Salt & Olive has a new "simplified mixology" partner in AJC, the American Juice Company. Each variety of their all natural juice mixers is designed to stand alone or work in combination so you can make — or be served — hundreds of different drinks and never make a mistake. Hello, summer! 

Try a recipe or two. They could become part of your repertoire. And find more at Salt & Olive's home base, 1160 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

American Juice Company cocktail recipe Hard Day's Night

American Juice Company cocktail recipe Blueberry Martini


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