Each year the Caesar Salad Competition is the biggest event in the calendar of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) Dallas Chapter. This year’s event is October 26th at The Westin Dallas Hotel. As always, it raises money for the AIWF national “Days of Taste” program to educate 4th and 5th graders about healthy eating. The AIWF/Dallas Chapter’s Days of Taste is the nation’s most extensive.
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The annual Caesar Salad Competition0 may still be the only place in town where salad eaters still have to work to avoid meat. That’s because chefs vying to be lauded with “Hail Caesar!” at the annual fundraiser for the American Institute of Wine & Food don’t limit themselves to the classic Tijuana creation by Italian chef Cesar Cardini (Romaine, Worcestershire sauce, raw egg, croutons, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice and grated Parmesan; anchovies optional).
Most choose add-ons to sway attendees, who vote on the winner. And those add-ons can be everything from a fancy bread pudding infused with chicken craklins to a side of beef (OK, maybe not a full side). And that’s were vegetarians need beware: Meat is common. Continue reading