I was at my satellite kitchen the other day (you know, Panera) when I ordered a caesar salad a la my way (i.e. no chicken, hold the caesar dressing, balsamic vinagrette on the side thank you).
Now, the caesar salad (less the dressing) has the following ingredients: romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese. I order it mainly because I like romaine lettuce, and I do not like field greens, which is what many other salads are. I didn’t always like the cheese, however I got it by mistake one day and it turns out that I do like it after all.
Anyhow, back to my story. The salad ‘chef’ (and I use that term lightly) was handing me my salad over the counter at Panera when I noticed that it was field greens, rather than romaine lettuce.
“Excuse me, but a caesar salad isn’t made with field greens,” I said. To which she replied, “I’m pretty sure it does.”
I squinted my eyes at her and in my head I said: Look lady, you do NOT want to get me started on this. Thankfully, out loud I didn’t have to say anything because she quickly offered to make me a new salad, without the field greens.
(Cross posted @ Thoughts Outside My Head)