to supplement my new caesar dressing knowledge, i had caeser salad for dinner. we were in the times square neighborhood so m & i went to a belgium cafe, bxl cafe, that a coworker introduced me to. it’s funny, it doesn’t matter what cuisine a restaurant serves, casear salad is usually a staple on the menu.
that is fine by me!
during dinner, i told m my new caesar dressing tidbit and as usual with knowledge, there’s the quest for more. i had no idea where caesar salad originated from or if it could be named after julius caesar, as some bottles are branded.
so i did a little digging and found out that while there is no confirmed history, it was most likely created by a man named caesar cardini, an italian-born mexican, living in san diego in 1924. it didn’t show up on a Los Angeles restaurant menu until october 1946. caesar’s daughter, rose cardini turned her father’s caesar dressing into a dining staple and million-dollar business. you can also purchase bottled cardini’s original caesar dressing!
anyhoo, it was a meal of favorites. caesar salad and belgian peach beer. yummers in my tummers.
eat at BXL Cafe in times square, ny