I’ve rarely tried Spanish cuisine, but La Sal is recommended by a friend whose palate I trusted. Located at a quiet street in Seminyak area, La Sal serves Argentinean / Spanish cuisine ranging from various selections of tapas frias (hot tapas), tapas calientes (cold tapas), and sopas (soup). Main courses are divided into del oceana (from the ocean), de la tierra (from the land) and paellas (Spain’s classic saffron rice dish).
At first I wanted to try their Paellas, but our friend warned us that the portion is quite big for just the two of us, so we decided to order tapas instead. We ordered one hot tapas which was carpaccio de atun con sabores japoneses (Tuna carpaccio with tamari onion and sanshio pepper) 55K and 2 cold tapas which were champiñones al ajillo (white mushrooms with garlic and parsley) 40K and espinacas a la catalana (lightly fried spinach with toasted pine nuts, apple and raisins) 37K. While waiting, we’re given a complimentary basket of warm bread and a plate of crispy bread and eggplant puree, both tasted delicious.
The tuna carpaccio turned out to be a good choice. It tasted very refreshing, the fresh raw tuna combined with Asian inspired dressing that tasted slightly spicy and tangy made the dish very suitable for such a hot day in Bali.
Both the hot tapas we ordered also tasted very good. Despite their simplicity, La Sal managed to turn these ingredients, such as mushroom and spinach, into tasty dishes.
After that, we’re already quite full and decided to skip dessert, but then came a complimentary truffle from the chef that tasted so good it made us changed our minds. So we ordered dark chocolate mousse with raspberry 50K. The chocolate mousse came in a very attractive presentation and the taste didn’t disappoint.
Overall we’re very satisfied with our lunch at La Sal. All the food we tasted there were delicious and the service was friendly. I’ll definitely want to return with my friends to try their paella.
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