Caesar Salad Competition: Easy being green (winners)

Published 1:22 pm, Monday, October 12, 2015

Creative Caesar salad (Southern Creole Caesar with collard greens, crispy sweet potatoes and tasso ham gravy dressing) from Brennan's Houston at the annual Caesar Salad Competition held Oct. 9 at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College. Photo: Greg Morago

Creative Caesar salad (Southern Creole Caesar with collard greens, crispy sweet potatoes and tasso ham gravy dressing) from Brennan's Houston at the annual Caesar Salad Competition held Oct. 9 at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College.

 

Caesar salad might be the most popular restaurant salad in the country. And while there's a traditional Caesar profile familiar to most diners, there's also a wild side to the romaine/parmesan/anchovy mash-up.

Both were celebrated at the annual Caesar Salad Competition held Oct. 9 at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College where 25 area restaurants competed in classic and creative Caesar categories.

El Meson Restaurant, 2425 University, was named best classic Caesar by a panel of food judges, while most creative Caesar (a Creole inspired salad) went To Brennan's Houston, 3300 Smith. Brennan's also took the people's choice award, while best Caesar presentation went to the San Luis Resort, Galveston.

Proceeds from the event went to the Food & Beverage Managers Association's educational endowments.