Spring Mix Salad: All You Need
Spring mix salad is a misnomer of sorts. If you followed a strict interpretation of the name you would think that spring mix salads are only available in…..well…..the spring. But you might be surprised to find out that it is available all year long.
The word “spring” refers more to the fact that small, young salad greens are used, greens one normally associates with the normal growth in the springtime. But since we live in a world where “greens” are grown year round that definition kind of loses something in the translation.
If you look at our menu you will find the following description of a spring mix salad: spring mix leaves topped with sliced tomato and onions. To the point for sure but lacking a little something if you were looking for more information. Luckily you have this article to complete your spring mix education.
A typical spring mix salad consists of a mixture of textures and flavors, ranging from sweet to spicy to bitter. Leaves normally used are arugula, frisee, mizuma, mache, radicchio, oak leaf, endive and sorrel to name a few. The exact combination of leaves is up to the individual chef preparing it, and if Chef Franson told you his ingredients then it wouldn’t be a secret any longer, so let’s not go there.
Suffice it to say that the spring mix salad as prepared by our renowned Chef Franson is as good as any you will ever taste. It is no accident that Chef Point Café has consistently won awards as the best family restaurant in Fort Worth if not the whole darn state of Texas. Chef Franson is our secret ingredient and as long as he is doing his thing at Chef Point Café then the awards will keep coming in.
Quick trivia question for you: what is the history of salads? When were they first recorded as a meal? Well, we know for a fact that the Ancient Romans and Greeks ate salads because they wrote about them. Now either other civilizations didn’t feel the need to write about food or the Ancient Romans and Greeks were the first to eat salads. You decide which is more logical. There is little doubt that prehistoric man grabbed leaves by the handful and ate them, but that hardly qualifies as a salad now does it?
So there you go: all you ever wanted to know about spring mix salads but probably were afraid to ask. Don’t try to thank us for this information as you will only embarrass us. Just head on down to our fine dining Fort Worth restaurant and give our spring mix salad a try.