Smell the Ocean Yet?
If Delaware can be said to have a cuisine all its own, the new Salt Air defines it perfectly. Localvores, dig in.
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50 Wilmington Ave.
Desserts and Cocktails $6-$10
Any fresh fish special (especially halibut, when available), rockfish, roasted chicken, pastry chef Rebecca Krebs’ desserts
On the surface, Salt Air seems like a simple enough affair, another nice, solid entry in Rehoboth Beach’s already nice, solid roster of restaurants. But hidden beneath the simplicity is a very interesting idea.
Steered by restaurateur Jonathan Spivak of the excellent Sedona in Bethany and the former Fusion in Rehoboth Beach, and by chef Nino Mancari, formerly of Fish On and Solstice Grill, Salt Air attempts to distill Delmarva cuisine to its essence.
The menu, loaded with foods that define our agricultural and littoral output, describes the fare as a “Delaware beach picnic.” Think lots of fresh corn, free-range chicken, local fish like rockfish and porgy, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries and more. Here are our area’s best ingredients, the menu seems to say, and here are the best ways to enjoy them.
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