Contrary to popular belief, Caesar salad isn't named for Julius Caesar. It's named after its inventor - Mexican chef Caesar Cardini. This one is simple, elegant, and all about the dressing. Use a blender - it'll cut your prep time in half. As for lettuce, we recommend romaine - it's strong enough to hold up under such a hearty dressing. And as always, remember to add the dressing with care. You can always add, but you can't take it away.
Spike works as the chef de cuisine at Tribeca's new hotspot restaurant, Mai House, owned by the renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent. Mai House was named as one of the New York Times' top ten best new restaurants of 2007. Born in Montreal, Canada and trained in classic French cuisine in restaurants around the world. Spike has worked with Gerard Boyer at Les Crayeres, Thomas Keller at Bouchon and The Maccioni Family at Le Cirque. Spike believes in learning the basics to become the best. His latest venture is opening a new chain, Good Stuff Eatery, with his family (first location opening in Washington D.C. later this year) The new restaurant features his weaknesses -- hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes.