This post has been sponsored by Morton Salt. All opinions are 100% my own.
You may recall back in November, I posted about an amazing event I was able to attend with Morton Salt. We talked salt tips and how pretty the setting was. Well, I’m back with all the fun details that made the night so special.
Morton Salt teamed up with a Nashville local, Travis, to turn him into a Next Door Chef. Alongside Karl Worley of Biscuit Love, Travis learned how learning the right usage of salts can make a delicious meal he could share with his wife and friends.
Travis is a traveling full-time musician, a husband, and a dad. You can imagine that leaves little time to figure out cooking, but he loves coming home after a trip and spending time around a delicious meal with his friends and family.
Food is such a big part of our culture and it’s no different for Travis and Claire. Food brings people together, it’s the center of many memories. While Travis can make a mean grilled cheese, it was going to take a bit more to really wow his wife, Claire.
When “Indie’s Kitchen” (named after his daughter) opened, Claire was blown away. Travis felt that he was really able to showcase his love and appreciation for his family and friends.
Travis couldn’t have done it without the guidance of Karl Worley. Together they created a menu Travis could easily prepare as Morton transformed his home into a full decorated pop-up restaurant.
Now that you have the sweet and awesome backstory, let’s talk food. What did we eat!? I promise it was a delicious. Travis is welcome to come over anytime and cook for me! The event was tied around springtime cooking which is perfect for this time of year!
We were greeted at the entrance of Indie’s Kitchen with Lemon Spring Tea. Throwing in some nKosher Salt mellows out the bold, tart flavor of the lemons. One of my favorites for sure (especially since it was spiked ;)).
The whole menu was perfect. From pimento cheese with fine sea salt, to salt roasted beet salad, which was roasted over Morton Kosher Salt to allow the salt to absorb the beet juice that could weep while roasting. The Country Chicken Captain as the main course was superb.
But, by far, my favorite was the Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake. First of all, how lucky is Travis to get to learn to make biscuits from the king himself. Second, the combination of Morton Kosher Salt and sugar on the strawberries help create an exquisite sauce and enhances the natural sugar in the fruit. Then kosher salt on the biscuit tops counteracted the sweetness from the cream and berries- PERFECTION!
You can find all of the recipes on their website and create your own wonderful spring dinner experience for your family and friends. If you do, make sure to take photos and tag #NextDoorChef. We would love to see it!
On March 20 the video from my meal at Morton Salt’s Next Door Chef: Nashville event went live. If you want to see how the entire experience played out, you need to check it out.
If you want to see how their third event went and get some great summertime grilling ideas, stay tuned to the website for their Next Door Chef: New Orleans release.