Many renowned restaurants around the world strive to provide an extraordinary dining experience by selecting the finest ingredients available. One such ingredient that VANTADOR, the Dry Aged Steak Boutique, shares with the restaurant owned by the chef with the most Michelin Stars in Spain is — Añana Salt.
Añana Salt is not just any ordinary salt, it represents a commitment to excellence and sustainability. Additionally,
VANTADOR is proud to be the first restaurant from Asia participating in the project to recover and maintain the Salt Valley of Salinas de Añana
showcasing its dedication to preserving cultural heritage.
1) The Emphasis on Selecting the Best Salt at VANTADOR:
At VANTADOR, where beef takes center stage, salt is an indispensable element. We acknowledge that salt, as the primary seasoning in our steak preparations, is one of the most frequently utilized ingredients in our restaurant, second only to the steaks themselves. Its significance in elevating the overall taste and excellence of our dishes cannot be overstated. Therefore, VANTADOR is dedicated to meticulously choosing the highest quality salt to perfectly accompany our premium cuts of meat.
2) Unveiling Anana Salt:
Anana Salt refers to the exquisite salt sourced from the Salt Valley of Salinas de Añana in Spain. This ancient salt is derived from a 200-million-year-old sea through a unique geological phenomenon. The saltwater springs within the Añana diapir bring forth salt from underground, remnants of a vanished sea from millions of years ago. Its exceptional quality and rich history have earned it the reputation of being the "Rolls-Royce of salts," as acclaimed by Martin Berasategui, the chef with the most Michelin Stars in Spain.
3) Choosing Anana Salt for VANTADOR:
Among the numerous salts available, VANTADOR's unwavering commitment to quality led us to select Anana Salt as the sole salt used in our dishes. This decision was inspired by the endorsement of numerous Michelin-starred chefs who rely on Anana Salt for their culinary creations. With a total of 22 Michelin Stars among them, these prestigious chefs recognize the superiority of Anana Salt, further solidifying its status as the preferred choice in top-tier gastronomy.
4) The Distinctive Characteristic of Anana Salt that Enhances the Gastronomic Experience
Anana Salt possesses a multitude of outstanding characteristics that make it the ideal choice for enhancing the gastronomy experience. This premium salt stands out for several reasons. Firstly, Anana Salt is clean and pure, it is a remarkable variety of spring salt that originates from deep underground sources. This unique origin provides it with exceptional purity and cleanliness, ensuring that it adds a pristine taste to any dish. Additionally, the salt attraction plant from which it is sourced is free from metals and chemicals, guaranteeing its exceptional quality. Anana Salt originates from the world's oldest salt valley, making it an exquisite and rare find. Its crystal structure further adds to its appeal, it's unique stalactite formation makes it a valuable and almost collector's item in the realm of salts. Lastly, Anana Salt is derived from a natural spring source, contributing to its exceptional taste and purity. With these remarkable characteristics, it is no wonder that VANTADOR's founder has chosen Anana Salt to elevate the gastronomy experience to new heights.
Read more about The Great Characteristics of Anana Salt here.
5) A Sustainable Partnership:
Beyond its exceptional taste, VANTADOR's collaboration with the Salt Valley of Salinas de Añana reflects our commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation. As the first restaurant from Asia to support the project, we contribute to the recovery and maintenance of this historical salt factory, which dates back more than 7,000 years. The Salt Valley of Salinas de Añana, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1990 and listed for consideration by UNESCO's World Heritage, is a testament to the enduring legacy of salt production.
VANTADOR's commitment to excellence and sustainability is exemplified through the selection of Añana Salt as our preferred salt and our support of the project to restore and maintain the Salt Valley of Salinas de Añana. This extraordinary partnership not only enhances the flavor of our dishes but also preserves the cultural heritage of one of the world's oldest salt factories. By embracing Añana Salt, VANTADOR ensures an unparalleled dining experience while contributing to the preservation of history for future generations.