Good heavens, the government is certainly stirring up the culinary world. On March 5, New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, introduced legislation to ban the use of salt in restaurants. The bill states in part:
“No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises.”
First trans fat, then calories on menu, now no salt? How long before Nathan’s hot dogs are illegal. Anywhoo, Chef Franson Nwaeze and his partner/wife Paula of Chef Point Cafe are protesting the proposed legislation by serving “My Choice Salmon” at their fine-dining-in-a-former-gas-station restaurant in Watauga. “The salmon is cured with salt and smoked. We serve it sliced, with diced onions and tomatoes in creamy asiago sauce over fettucini pasta,” says Chef Franson. “It has a delicious flavor that could not be duplicated by shaking salt onto it at the table.” For more info, check out My Food, My Choice. Wanna try that salmon? Chef Point Café. 5901 Watauga Rd. 817-656-0080.