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  Exceptional: will usually include tableside preparation

       Outstanding: definitely worth an extra trip  

            Good: a fine meal; leaves you satisfied  

                  Pass: take it or leave it; not too memorable

                       Eh: you don't care to finish it

                   ...a bomb: send it back!







Rosendale Cement Company

August 9, 2003

July 18, 2003



419 Main Street

Rosendale, NY 12472










Best Caesar Salad in Ulster County

August 9, 2003  

The Rosendale Cement Company was one of six restaurants invited to compete in Ulster County's first Caesar Salad Search, and we are so happy they came; their Caesar Salad was to die for!

Their salad won two categories: Best Traditional and Most Creative. 

You can summarize the passion behind this great salad this way: after tasting one of their winning salads, a woman exclaimed as she was eating:  “This is the best Caesar Salad I ever had; I wish it would never end!”….

Who created this magnificent salad? Chef Jonathan Sheridan. Sheridan began working at the Rosendale Cement Company just a few weeks before New York’s Best Caesar Salad Contest 2003.  In preparation for the event, he ordered what he thought would be a few heads of romaine lettuce.  What he got was a few cases!  With so many heads of romaine, Sheridan took immediate action, and worked on creating a special Caesar Salad. He put it on as a Special on the Lunch Menu.  Well - people just raved about it!  It was such a hit that they decided to put it on the menu permanently. Go figure - what a great Chef can do with a few extra heads of lettuce!   

July 18, 2003:  Lunch - Caesar Salad wrap at the Airstream Bar

This restaurant pulled us in with its "world's only Airstream bar" claim....(Airstream: world renowned travel trailer and motor homes producer)

Walking by one late, summer evening, we couldn't resist the restaurant's tiny bright lights and beautiful gardens alongside Roundout Creek.  The drinks were fantastic, and we promised to return to try their chicken caesar salad wrap (served on their lunch menu).  

Typically, I do not rate salad wraps, but I couldn't refuse another trip to the restaurant.

It was late in the afternoon and we were the last guests there. The Airstream bartender was quite congenial and entertained us with vivid storytelling as we sipped delectable frozen drinks. We sat in the impressive outdoor garden area which includes a koi pond, fountain, herb and cutting garden.

Stuffed with juicy grilled chicken, romaine, cheese and lots of creamy caesar dressing, the wrap greeted us with hungry eyes. Each bite was filled with spiciness, with some dominant anchovy flavor.  

I have had caesar salad wraps before, but this was one of the best as far a "savory and creative" wrap goes.  And the unique history, location and scenery adds generously to the whole experience.  Check out their website for some interesting historical details....

 - CS



Restaurant Reviews


       Exceptional  -  will usually include tableside preparation

           Outstanding - definitely worth an extra trip

               Good - a fine meal; leaves you satisfied

                   Pass - take it or leave it; not too memorable

                      "eh..." - could barely finish it 

                   ...a bomb - send it back!






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