I love the contradiction steak salad brings to the table. A hunky piece of steak on a bed of delicate greens is as interesting as meeting a manly man who enjoys opera. I guess I can say that steak salad is Ronny Cammareri of the food world – it can appear a bit awkward at first but it can turn out to be incredibly sexy, complex and delicious. (If you have never seen the movie, “Moonstruck,” please watch it … it’s tangy, luscious, and bittersweet all rolled up in one, beautifully made flick … and I have a thing for Nic Cage.)
I am a serial dater when it comes to finding the best steak salad in town. I try it at every opportunity I get. Yes, I get around. Of all the countless plates I’ve consumed in the last several years, I would have to say that the steak salad I had the other day at Culver City’s Tender Greens ranks as one of my favorites. The steak here is not for the faintest of heart – it is a real deal. The thick grilled flatiron steak is juicy and flavorful, and the combination of the tender steak with sweet red and gold beets on the bed of velvety butter lettuce dressed with horseradish vinaigrette would make anyone want to sing an aria. 🙂
Check out Tender Greens’ selections of “simple” and “big” salads like the Grilled Chicken Cobb my sister ordered (pictured above), as well as “hot stuff” from the grill. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a nice glass of wine.
9523 Culver, Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Other locations include West Hollywood and San Deigo)