Sel de la Terre Turns 10!

Just four months after we left our scrunchies and pogs in the decade past and partied like it was 1999, Y2K saw the first dishes go out of the kitchen at the flagship location of Sel de la Terre.

Sel de la Terre was born by Chefs Geoff Gardner and Frank McClelland while Gardner worked under McClelland at sister restaurant, L’Espalier.  The two envisioned a French brasserie with a relaxed atmosphere and chose the waterfront location in Boston’s downtown Financial District as the setting to launch the idea.

Today, we still offer affordable Southern French cuisine made with the freshest New England ingredients.  It is, and will continue to be, important for us at Sel de la Terre to support local farmers and vendors and build strong relationships within our community.  To uphold these values, our chefs continually revolve their menus around the seasonal ingredients produced by our local suppliers and often peruse farmer’s markets for the most quality offerings.

We are proud to offer chefs the culinary freedom to interpret our decade old philosophy giving each Sel de la Terre menu and environment a unique personality.  While our chefs’ interpretations vary slightly, there are a few staples that can be sure to please your palette at any location of Sel de la Terre. These Sel de la Terre staples have stood the test of time, and we have been happy to feature these favorites for the past ten years: our award-winning bread basket full of our homemade artisanal French bread varieties, classic steak frites, and the rave-worthy SDLT burger on a homemade brioche bun with a side of our famous rosemary pommes frites.

Over the years, we can thank our successes to our loyal patrons who have been dining with us since the very beginning, but we still love meeting new faces every day.  We have endured the economic ups and downs with our customers, which have sparked the creation of some of our most popular events including Wine Wednesdays and Tuesdays at SDLT Long Wharf and Natick, and occasional events like $1 Oyster Night and Trivia Thursdays.

Join us for a special anniversary dinner to commemorate the last 10 years at each of our locations of Sel de la Terre throughout the month of April.  Each location’s celebration will support a different local charity with a portion of the proceeds.  Call today for reservations!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010:

Sel de la Terre Long Wharf

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Boston, MA

255 State Street

(617) 720-1300

Charity: Hospitality Homes

Tuesday, April 13, 2010:

Sel de la Terre Natick Collection

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1245 Worcester Street

Natick, MA

(508) 650-1800

Charity:  Yoga Reaches Out

Tuesday, April 20, 2010:

Sel de la Terre Back Bay

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774 Boylston Street

(617) 266-8800

Charity: Yawkey Family Inn



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~ by saltnews on March 18, 2010.

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