The restaurant located at 400 E. Fifth St. will begin its three-day soft opening this Thursday, Sept. 27 with special ticketed events.
A grand opening party is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and regular service begins Oct. 1.
Salar will be open seven days a week, with the bar opening at 4 p.m. and the kitchen opening at 5 p.m. daily.
Blondet and her staffers have been working to reopen Salar since a devastating New Year’s Eve weekend fire.
Salar and a half-dozen other nearby businesses received major smoke damage when fire broke out at the restaurant early Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
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SOFT OPENING EVENTS
The soft opening dates will serve as fundraisers for Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Burn Program to help provide burn kits to families in-need that financially cannot afford to purchase the necessary medical supplies to treat injuries, the restaurant said.
Tickets are $10 each and do not include food, beverage, tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made at salarrestaurant.com/event-tickets.
A selection of fan-favorite dishes curated by Blondet will be served during the soft opening events.
Tickets are also required for the grand opening party.
They likewise can be purchased at salarrestaurant.com/event-tickets and are $10 each.
Complimentary food, beverages and live entertainment is included.
Salar will remain open that evening until 9:30 p.m. and sell fan-favorite dishes and cocktails.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT NEW SALAR
Diners can expect an entire new look to the restaurant Blondet, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Lima, Peru, opened Salar in 2013 at the former site of Sidebar.
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Blondet was Sidebar’s executive chef.
The restaurant has been completely redesigned by industrial designer Mitch Perry . It has a new, lighter and softer look.
There is also be a larger back patio dining area to enhance the experience for customers who want an al fresco ambiance.
The restaurant will have an expanded spirits and wine menu.