|I was first attracted to
CENTRO for their Caesar's Salad when I read it was eggless.
"Hmmm", I thought, and I went in. It was lunch, so I
debated having a glass of wine; the wine won the debate, and a glass of
Belmondo Pinot Grigio joined me :)
The atmosphere was open and airy; contemporary, art deco was the
style. Ceilings were high, and the front doors opened up to the
sidewalk, where additional tables were set. White linen
tablecloths and individual pepper mills adorned each table. In the
back of the restaurant was an "open kitchen" for all to
The Caesar's Salad came out with 2 slices of herbed French
bread. As in the traditional recipe, only the heart of romaine
leaves was used. The dressing coated the leaves just right, and
the flavor was amazing - even without the egg! With shavings of
parmesan cheese topping it off, the complete experience was balanced,
fresh and flavorful. The only thing missing was the tableside
service. I left so pleased!
I had been talking about this salad so much, my boyfriend
insisted on going back. So there we were, on a warm Monday night,
waiting for "the best Caesar Salad I'd had in a long
time"....and eggless too!
The missing egg could've landed on my face! The salad was
completely unappetizing, and I was so embarrassed; I didn't even finish
it. We decided to question the host, who went into the kitchen for
information. Moments later he came over and apologized.
Apparently, it had been a "very busy weekend", and they
were out of some of their ingredients. Well - they shouldn't have
even offered it now, should've they.... Would you offer and serve
a seafood crepe and then stuff it with mushrooms when you run out of
We got a free dessert out of it....and I learned another lesson...
Now I am debating going back a third time: two out of three attempts
should uncover the "true Caesar Salad"...