Let's take a look at the humble salad. How many times have we seen it as mixed greens with tasteless tomato slices. On a good day sometimes you get feta cheese or blue cheese crumbles. Usually you get with two choices of dressing. While mixed greens are a little better than iceberg lettuce, it's still not particularly memorable.
Let's talk about salad that is pictured. This salad came from a fall luncheon I attended. The pears were in season which made them less expensive than other times. See how interesting it makes the plate by wrapping the leaf lettuce in a thin slice of cucumber? Add some cheese and candied walnuts. One amazing presentation! People are still talk about it.
Talk with your catering manager and the chef for your next function. Ask them what they can do for you to make your next banquet one to remember.
Thought for the week: "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Planner's Pointers is written by, Mary Pam Kilgore, CMP of Kilgore Events and Meetings. You may reach me through my website www.kilgoreeventsandmeetings.com You can find my blog at http://plannerspointers.blogspot.com/ You can reach me by phone at 412-260-4178. Follow me on Twitter @marypam.