The Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Comments 130 by Rebecca Bollwitt
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Salt Tasting Room is launching the Italian Gas Station Experiment, but the concept of “drive through” and “greasy spoon” will be the last thing on your mind, and your palette. The food that Italian motorists refuel with is anything but boring, and Gastown’s premier destination for wine and cheese is traveling to Italy to share some delicious delicacies with you in Vancouver.


The Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Salt has partnered with Port Moody-based Urbani Foods to offer complimentary samples of their products, which are inspired by the gas stations in one of Europe’s most beloved food spots. Running for the entire month of February, guests who order wine by the glass, flight or bottle will receive samples of these tasty snacks.


Guests can expect delectable fare such as Venetian tea sandwiches with cheese, salami and olive tapenade, fresh sausages sous vide in a jar, and their famous arancini risotto balls (also called ‘Polpette di Riso’).

For one month only, hungry guests will have the opportunity to savour Italy’s gas station fare without straying too far. Whether seeking a quick snack before dinner or the perfect post-work meeting spot, The ‘Italian Gas Station Experiment’ will surely welcome foodies from all over.

Photo credit: Viranlly Liemena.

The Italian Gas Station Experiment launched at Salt Tasting Room on February 1st, and is being offered on Mondays through Sundays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

For more information or to book a reservation, call 604-633-1912 or visit Salt Tasting Room’s website.

Win a Salt Tasting Room & Urbani Prize Pack

In honour of The Italian Gas Station Experiment, Salt is offering up a $100 gift card for dining and Urbani has a bounty of product valued at $150 for one lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $250 #TapasExperiment @SaltTastingRoom @UrbaniFoods prize pack from @Miss604

Follow Salt Tasting Room on Facebook and Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Update The winner is Katherine!

130 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KimMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 9:55am PST

    Always wanted to go there!

  2. Maya McDonaldMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:28am PST

    Sounds fun!!

  3. kayMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:33am PST

    Love all things italia

  4. EvelynMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:11am PST

    😀 sounds amazing!!!

  5. Michelle WMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:20am PST

    This sounds delicious!!

  6. Debbie FMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:46am PST

    Sounds interesting

  7. DeeMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 12:45pm PST

    Will use with my Mom in celebration of her 67th birthday!

  8. KamMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 12:59pm PST

    Would love to check this out!

  9. Sylvia FMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 1:59pm PST

    I am definitely going!!

  10. tracyMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 2:03pm PST

    This sounds delicious!

  11. RenfrewMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 2:05pm PST

    Food from Italy – the best!

  12. janMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 3:15pm PST

    Great prize

  13. Jeff SMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 3:47pm PST

    Yes please!

  14. GraceMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 4:08pm PST

    Would love to try Salt!

  15. Jason BMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 4:22pm PST

    This is some kinda bunga bunga prize!

  16. AndrewMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 4:44pm PST

    I love SALT. Great wines and small eats. It’s a perfect place for conversation too.

  17. EmiliaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 5:06pm PST

    yummy foods will try it

  18. GlenMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 5:29pm PST

    Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try!

  19. Don McQueenMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 5:38pm PST

    Sounds like a great concept. It would be fun to try it out.

  20. JeffMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:02pm PST

    Yay, food and wine!

  21. lorMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:07pm PST


  22. RMacMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:16pm PST

    Just talking to friends about great Italian road side food! This sounds great!

  23. AngelaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:27pm PST

    What a fun idea! Sounds delicious too!

  24. BlairMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:34pm PST

    Would love to win this one!

  25. KristyMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 6:42pm PST

    I haven’t been to Salt, your review has piqued my interest.

  26. Mary WMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 7:17pm PST

    love to win

  27. DonnaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 7:41pm PST

    Urbani’s products are delicious!

  28. lucMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 7:42pm PST

    A delicious treat!

  29. TarrahMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 8:09pm PST

    Thanks for letting us all know about this. Would love to win this

  30. ElizabethMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 9:14pm PST

    This sounds intriguing. Would love to win

  31. SamanthaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:10pm PST


  32. LaelMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:12pm PST

    This sounds interesting!

  33. Lucie BMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:39pm PST

    I’m hungry just looking at this post!

  34. BrendaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:16pm PST

    Sounds cool!

  35. HannahMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:49pm PST

    Yum! Would love to try it out!

  36. JordanaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:54pm PST

    It’s always a good time for cheese!

  37. TonyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 12:38am PST

    Yummy, would love to try it out

  38. yvonneTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 6:18am PST

    delicious! thank you for the giveaway!

  39. A.J.Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 9:13am PST

    Haven’t been to Salt Tasting Room in ages. Would love a reason to go back!

  40. TomTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 9:19am PST

    This would be a fun date.

  41. Tanya HTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 9:30am PST

    Sounds tasty!

  42. JenniferTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 10:18am PST

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize!!

  43. Andrew C.Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:14am PST

    I miss Italy, particularly the food.

  44. MaryTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:29am PST

    Looks cool!

  45. tracy kTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:30am PST

    love salt tasting room!!

  46. BrendaTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:31am PST

    Cool new idea from Salt

  47. CliffTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:31am PST

    Menu sounds good

  48. tammyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:48am PST

    would love to try it out

  49. MichelleTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 12:37pm PST

    I love Italian food! Would love to try this!

  50. SandraTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 12:57pm PST

    Would be great!

  51. ShirleyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 1:09pm PST

    Sounds yummy.

  52. AriTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 1:10pm PST

    I think my stomach just growled!

  53. SamanthaTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 2:17pm PST

    I’ve only been here once! Would love to go.

  54. AlexTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 2:17pm PST

    great prize

  55. wenTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 2:22pm PST

    thank you for passing on this great event!

  56. Ryan SaundersTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 2:30pm PST

    This place has always been on my list to try!

  57. HadleyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 2:32pm PST

    What a fantastic deal! I was going to be ordering the wine flight anyway…….

  58. Gabrielle D.Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 3:04pm PST

    We call could use a little Italy in our cold bellies!

  59. JenTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 3:04pm PST

    sounds fun!

  60. Amy whithamTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 3:08pm PST

    Oh man, yes please!!

  61. Lisa MTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 3:52pm PST

    OMG sounds delish mmmmmm

  62. LindaTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 4:24pm PST


  63. AimeeTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 4:50pm PST

    What a fun idea!

  64. jenn c.Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 5:12pm PST

    What a great way to introduce cool food! I think my sister could use a reward after her “dry” month ?

  65. JessTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 6:54pm PST

    Always wanted to try, have heard great things about this place!

  66. CindyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 8:09pm PST

    Sounds amazing!!

  67. AmieTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 8:40pm PST

    It sounds like fun, and yummy too!

  68. EmilyTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 8:41pm PST

    I love Salt, and I want to treat my coworkers so they can enjoy it too!

  69. RogerTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 9:26pm PST

    I love Italian food!

  70. trevorTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 9:28pm PST


  71. zoeTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 10:16pm PST

    would love to try out this restaurant!

  72. Ariel CTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 10:20pm PST

    sounds yummy

  73. Adam SteeleTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 10:21pm PST

    fun prize!

  74. Sherry FraserTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:01pm PST

    What a wonderful prize pack.

  75. Stephanie YTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:07pm PST

    I’d love to try this place out! I’ve never been!

  76. MeichiaWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:17am PST

    How wonderful to share with my partner!

  77. Arjun RudraWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 7:26am PST

    Fingers crossed

  78. IraWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 9:55am PST

    I think the gas station project is quite brilliant. As I traveled through Europe via bicycle (Amsterdam to Istanbul), I was surprised at the variety of cuisines you could find that were fresh and tasty at local gas stations. I am also a sucker for candies, but it was also nice to see there were healthy options as well.

  79. Bernadette EstradaWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:18am PST

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  80. RachelWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:21am PST


  81. NancyWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:25am PST

    Fingers crossed! Awesome prize!

  82. CarolWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:33am PST

    What a fun prize this is.

  83. RubyWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:30pm PST

    Would love to win!

  84. GurinderWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:31pm PST

    great prize

  85. WallyWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:34pm PST

    Please pick me!

  86. Amy ReidWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:53pm PST

    Very cool! Hope to win 😀

  87. LouiseWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:54pm PST

    I’d love to try it out 🙂

  88. caroline m.Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 3:13pm PST

    This is a wonderful prize around Valentine’s day

  89. caroline m.Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 3:14pm PST

  90. caroline m.Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 3:15pm PST

    liked and shared on Facebook

  91. StephanieWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 3:39pm PST

    Thanks for posting about the Gas Station Experiment at Salt! Will have to add it to the list of things to do in February!

  92. ChristelleWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 4:52pm PST

    I would love to go there.

  93. Karen O.Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 6:49pm PST

    Would love this!

  94. RosaliaWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 7:03pm PST

    Wine and appies – sounds delicious!

  95. Cathy RensingWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 8:48pm PST

    This sounds fantastic!

  96. Karen CWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 9:43pm PST

    This sounds delicious!

  97. RyanWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 9:46pm PST

    Yum! Another great prize Miss 604!

  98. Alan HuangWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:12pm PST

    love the food at Salt Tasting Room!

  99. Jason BWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:50pm PST

    Salt Tasting Room, excellent

  100. ChristinaWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 10:52pm PST

    Would love to try this.

  101. StephanieThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 4:01am PST

    Love Salt Tasting Room. This sounds amazing 🙂

  102. MikeThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 8:16am PST

    Sounds delicious

  103. AngelaThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 8:16am PST

    What a great prize

  104. VinceThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 9:03am PST

    This would be so much fun!

  105. JasonThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 9:20am PST

    This sounds great!

  106. ChistaThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 11:49am PST

    Sounds like fun!

  107. LindaThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 12:09pm PST

    I’ve read about this on other blogs, too. I really want to try this.

  108. JanisThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 1:07pm PST

    Would love to try this!

  109. Trish HustonThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 1:14pm PST

    This would be awesome!

  110. AmyThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 1:53pm PST

    My best friend is a total foodie and she would love this check the place out!

  111. Alana PThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 2:11pm PST

    Would be great bday present for my friend…..

  112. FengThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 2:42pm PST

    Love Salt Tasting Room!

  113. RobinThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 3:37pm PST

    Yum! We love Salt!

  114. IsabelThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 5:53pm PST

    Please and thank you, I need a happy day!

  115. christineThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 6:17pm PST

    always wanted to try the Salt Tasting Room! thank you for the opportunity

  116. KatherineThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 7:45pm PST

    So stoked. I live for delicious food and bev!

  117. Shannon M.Thursday, February 11th, 2016 — 8:12pm PST

    I started learning more about salt just this year at farmers markets – would love to win the prize pack!

  118. ShelleyThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 8:25pm PST

    Sounds interesting and delicious

  119. SandyThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 9:35pm PST

    Would love to try this out!

  120. StephanieThursday, February 11th, 2016 — 11:20pm PST


  121. samanthaFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 12:32am PST

    LOVE salt!

  122. samanthaFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 12:32am PST

    Would love to go!

  123. MandyFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 12:59am PST

    I would love to try their food! Always looking for new places to try with hubby.

  124. GinaFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 7:18am PST

    Wow – Love Salt and love Italian food – what a great combo!

  125. wondergirlFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 8:28am PST

    I’d love the chance to go.

  126. AdelinaFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 9:23am PST

    Love the Salt Tasting Room, but haven’t been since they started the new series.

  127. CarlosFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 10:32am PST

    Since I can’t be in Italy, I’ll bring Italy to me. #nopizzainpisa

  128. CindyFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 11:20am PST

    Yes please!!

  129. KatherineFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 11:36pm PST

    Buon appetito!

  130. PaulineSaturday, February 13th, 2016 — 12:53pm PST

    Love food contests. The Salt Tasting Room and Urbani would be a wonderful February blues treat!

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