Here’s one of the salads we do at the cafe. It’s a Classic Cobb Salad. The cobb has been around since the depression era mid-1930’s, so I definitely think that classifies it as an enduring “classic.” We serve it with our house made Creamy Peppercorn Ranch that everyone really loves. I hope you’ll enjoy it, as well. It’s full of great protein and will definitely leave you feeling satisfied. Please forgive the lack of step-by-step photos, but all you do is assemble the salad. The recipe link for the dressing is embedded and does come with full photos. 🙂
- Romaine lettuce, chopped
- Avocados, sliced or diced
- Grape tomatoes, sliced
- Crumbled blue cheese
- Crumbled crispy bacon
- Hard boiled eggs, sliced or diced
- Grilled chicken, in bite sized pieces
- Creamy Peppercorn Ranch
Creamy peppercorn ranch dressing
*Food Nerd Notes – The Cobb Salad was named for its creator, Robert Cobb, the manager of the Brown Derby restaurant in LA. It was a hit with all of the figure-conscious starlets, who just wanted something to pick at. Being that it was during the depression, the salad ingredients would have all been something that could have come from the backyard (the chicken, the eggs, the produce, etc), and the blue cheese would have given it a touch of something glamorous and may have been locally produced, or something the hostess could have splurged on.
Bye for now, my friends. I do hope things will normalize soon and get into a better pattern so that I can get back to a better routine.
Here’s a glimpse of how it was just before we opened. I hesitated to put all this on here, but again, my mother said, “Your readers want to know what the heck you’ve been up to!” So here it is. It’s an intimate little place that seats only about 20 customers at a time, with tables made from repurposed wood (from old barges that once floated down the mighty Mississippi River) on one side, wine barrel tables on the other side. You might notice our cute cheese grater lights hanging up in the corner of the photo. 🙂 And everything seems to have an Old World feel to it. We have cheeses from all over the world as well as domestic cheese from all around the US; and we have a limited lunch menu of gourmet salads, sandwiches, soups… that sort of thing.
Okay. I’m done with boring you about the cafe. Thanks for giving me the leeway to do it. Check y’all later!