Salads for Four at the Prado at Balboa Park

May 15, 2011 No comments

There are many reasons to visit Balboa Park.  Our most recent visit was prompted by a new exhibit at the Mingei Museum entitled Classic and Contemporary Native American Art.  The Mingei is a museum of folk art, literally translated as “art of the people” .  The exhibit was wonderful and the docent engaged the entire group in a discussion of the art.  The visit began with a short overview about the museum, while enjoying  the Angel of Temperence hanging  overhead.   The Angel is an artistic reminder to keep life in balance, something we all need to remember periodically.

The Angel of Temperance at the Mingei Museum at Balboa Park

The Angel of Temperance at the Mingei Museum at Balboa Park

Whatever your reason for visiting Balboa Park, be sure to include lunch at the Prado in your outing.  Our salads were great, the service was excellent and price was just right.

prado caesar
fresh romaine hearts with herbed croutons, cotija cheese & fire-roasted poblano chile caesar dressing

Prado Caesar

Prado Caesar

market salad
baby field greens, baby beets, tomato, avocado, roasted white corn, cracked coriander vinaigrette

Market Salad

Market Salad

chopped salad
napa cabbage, radicchio, julienne carrots, grilled chicken, mango, snow peas & wontons tossed in a sesame-mustard vinaigrette

Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad

cobb
shrimp or chicken, applewood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, avocado, roma tomato, hard boiled egg, blue cheese, ranch dressing

Cobb

Cobb

 

Be sure to end your visit to Balboa Park with a visit to the gardens just across from the Old Globe Theater.

Gardens at Balboa Park

Gardens at Balboa Park

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