A deconstructed Caesar salad served at a Toronto cafe has gone viral this week, but not for the reason you might think.
The 416 Snack Bar’s salad was ordered by journalist Rhiannon Russell and arrived as below. Okay, so where do we start: the unappetising plating, the bacon bits or the slab of marble?
But what really irked everyone was that fact that Russell was told the restaurant doesn’t "do cutlery." So, she would have to go about constructing the deconstructed Caesar with her hands, using the leaves as giant crudités – essentially a 'hand salad,' remember them?
The internet was predictably vitriolic/hilarious in its response and to be fair, the 416 also got in on the act. Apparently no cutlery is a long-standing thing there.
A very Toronto thing that happened tonight: I ordered a Caesar salad and got this. Was told the restaurant doesn't "do cutlery." pic.twitter.com/GDaugBjTlK
— Rhiannon Russell (@rhrussell) May 27, 2017
@rhrussell You are kidding right? Because I am having a hard time even with that.
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) May 27, 2017
— Tricia Wood (@pkbwood) May 27, 2017
— cheerfulexgirlfriend (@cheerful_ExGF) May 28, 2017
@zooannimals - as of today it says 'caesar crudité' which is just fancy hipster talk for 'veggies n dip whut tastes like caesar salad'
— 416 SNACKBAR (@416snackbar) May 29, 2017
@rhrussell Maybe tell them that you don't 'do payment'.
— Moke Lachbat (@leach_leach) May 27, 2017
This brings to mind the famous Melbourne deconstructed macchiato that riled so many people last year. Sometimes it’s just best not to mess with a classic.
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