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Asparagus salad @ Cesar's on Piedmont

megek Apr 23, 2007 12:00 PM

Ate at Cesar's on Piedmont (Oakland) again this weekend. It was a great, as usual. One of the best things we ordered was the ensalada de esparagos - asparagus salad with moscatel vinaigrette.

Has anyone else had this? It was so bright and refreshing and tasted of spring. The asparagus was sliced thinly on the bias (about 1/4 inch slices or so), simply tossed with vinaigrette and IIRC toasted almonds. It seemed like the asparagus was raw or maybe barely blanched.

I want to recreate at home, so let me know if you can remember more details than I can.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: megek Apr 23, 2007 12:07 PM

    I love that. Definitely seems raw to me.

    Their raw cauliflower salad is also great.

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      adrienne156 RE: megek Apr 23, 2007 10:41 PM

      The asparagus is raw.

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        crazydiamond RE: megek Apr 26, 2007 10:22 AM

        it also has mint leaves

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