Salt Street launches at Bristol Spirit
by Aemilia Smith
25 June 2018
Leon Holland leaves Asado to pursue his own 'United Tastes of America' dream
Leon Holland, previously a chef at the burger cathedral that is Asado, has revealed his American-inspired menu for new pop-up Salt Street, which will be taking up residence in Bristol Spirit from 4 July (yep, that's Independence Day).
The pop-up pays homage to Cuban-style sandwiches, typically a mix of roast pork and ham with cheese pickles, grilled.
The Cubano from Salt Street has been tipped as "the best outside of little Havana" by Lucien Gordon, head chef and owner of Asado. Expect a mix of Cuban mojo pork marinated in local beer and toasted in a buttered Cuban roll with thick cut ham, sweet pickles, Swiss cheese, homemade mustard and garlic mayo
Co-founder of Espensen Spirit and Bristol Spirit Sam Espensen, who last month received the honour of becoming the home of Classic Album Sundays Bristol has high hopes for the new venture.
"We have no doubt that Salt Street is going to be a big hit in Bristol, and we're lucky that he's chosen to begin his adventure with us".
Here's a rundown of the menu:
Cuban mojo pork marinated in local beer and toasted in a buttered Cuban roll with thick cut ham, sweet pickles, Swiss cheese, homemade mustard, and garlic mayo.
Philly cheesesteak £7.50
Free range minced beef steak toasted in a buttered Cuban roll with caramelized red onions, red peppers, green peppers, sautéed mushrooms, American cheese and Swiss cheese.
Veggie cheesesteak (V) £6.50
Portobello mushrooms toasted in a buttered Cuban roll with caramelized red onions, peppers, sautéed mushrooms, and American cheese and Swiss cheese.
Mojo rice (GF) £6.50
Traditional Cuban Mojo pork marinated with local beer & served on rice with black beans, onions and peppers.
Frickles (V) £2.50
Deep fried beer-battered pickle spears with mustard and garlic mayo dip.