Foods prepared Tableside:
With the exception of a few high-end steakhouses and restaurants that serve menu classics, tableside food preparation by confident waiters dressed in white shirts and aprons is becoming a lost and rare art. When my parents used to take me out to a fancy dinner as a child, I used to delight in the pouring, stirring, shaking, cracking and, of course, lighting food on fire right next to the very table we were eating at. Here are 10 menu items that have been made famous by being prepared tableside by your server.
1.) Caesar Salad
Of all the dishes prepared tableside, Caesar salad is still the most popular. The popular dish was originally created in 1924, by Italian chef Caesar Cardini at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, and was prepared right at the table. This salad was probably the first to become a main–course salad. You might see a lot of Caesar salad recipes that include anchovies. However, Cardini never included them in his original. Another interesting fact is that in the late 1990s, Caesar salads were made illegal in California by a new health law banning the sale of any food that used raw eggs as an ingredient. Presumably, there was a black market for the contraband salad. The law was soon revised and the situation remedied in 1998.
Fascinating food facts:
In December last year, we wrote a list of Top 10 Incredible Food Facts which was very popular. So we are now presenting you with a second list of even more fascinating food facts. If you want to add some interesting facts of your own to the comments, please feel free.
1.) Feel Good With 7-Up
7-Up – invented in 1920 contained Lithium – the drug commonly prescribed now to sufferers of bi-polar disorder.