23rd March 2010
Ruhlman tilts at a windmill.
“The Chicken Caesar is an emblem of the mediocrity of American cuisine!” I would cry.
I ordered fettucini Alfredo and the waitress asked if I wanted chicken on it; what is with this country?!
The Chicken Caesar exists because everything else about American cuisine at the major chain restaurants is of relentlessly dubious quality. Greens are greens, and chicken breast doesn’t taste like anything anyway, and I’ll lay odds that the dressing you get at Ruby Tuesdays, TGIF’s, Cheesecake Factory, Appleby’s—fill in the blank—comes out of the same jug.