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On one of our final nights of vacation, we had a very important event to celebrate: Kendall’s golden birthday! So we put on our party clothes and headed to dinner.

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Kendall’s friend Audrey (who is now all of our friends!) had joined us in Amelia Island halfway through the trip. It was so much fun having her as part of our group!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We didn’t go straight to dinner, however. We decided that we had a little time for a quick photoshoot!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Dozens of pictures later, we decided it was time to head to Salt.

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt is a restaurant in the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton that has an amazing concept that revolves around, you guessed it, salt.

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Each dish is prepared simply, with no seasoning. Then you’re given varieties of salt flavors to season the food as desired. There are over 40 different kinds, including everything from citrus salt and rosemary salt to black garlic salt and smoked salt. The result is a choose-your-own-adventure meal that we all had a lot of fun with!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Even the bread tastes amazing with flavored salt!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We began the meal with gorgeous profiteroles, compliments of the chef. Dessert first? Yes please!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For an appetizer, we ordered the Heirloom Tomato Salad. It has buffalo mozzarella, pine nuts and charred vidalia. This is my favorite type of salad, and I love how Salt arranged it!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Because we were in Florida, we also ordered the Key West Pink Prawns as a starter. It has prawns served with grits (gotta love the south!), green tomato marmalade, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. It was excellent, and was my favorite dish of the night!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We each ordered a different entree so that we could try each other’s! The birthday girl picked the Alaskan Halibut served with gnocchi, spinach, piquillo pepper and grapefruit. It was amazing!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Audrey chose the Nebraskan Free Range Chicken Breast, and it was cooked perfectly.

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Steph ordered the Pappardelle Pasta which has big pieces of scallops, shrimp, lobster and wild mushrooms covered in a sherry emulsion. The lobster pieces were the best part!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also went with seafood, and ordered the Hawaiian Sea Bass served with succotash, andouille, pepper jam and dill pistou. It was good, but Kendall’s fish was my favorite!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The food was cooked so well that we almost forgot that we were supposed to be adding salt!

After the meal, the waiter gave us each a container of alaea-flavored salt to take home with us. Now I can turn my kitchen into my own Salt dining experience!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And then it was time for the best part of the meal: wishing Kendall the happiest of birthdays!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cheers to a great vacation, a perfect meal, and old and new friendships!

Salt at the Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island Florida - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Happy birthday Kendall!

~A

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