|Columbia, Ybor City|
|Me and DH at Columbia, Ybor City|
The Columbia is the type of restaurant for a celebration. It is a wonderful dining experience and not on the cheap side. So save up for a special occasion. My DH and I went to the one in Tampa for our sixteenth wedding anniversary. This was his first time and I made sure that he tried the 1905 salad. The Columbia is famous for its 1905 salad. OMG is it very delicious and might very well be one of my favorite salads EVER!!!
|Columbia's 1905 salad|
After our dinner that night, we decided to stop in the gift shop. Guess what they had for sale?!?!?! The 1905 salad dressing. I decided to buy a bottle of the dressing and DH bought a bottle of bourbon. They also sell various herb infused oils and vinegars, coffee beans, cigars, etc.
Last night, I attempted to recreate the 1905 salad at home. I feel my attempt was pretty decent. While it wasn't exactly like what I had at the restaurant; it was pretty darn close. My only issue is that while I shook up the salad dressing, well, the seasonings seem to settle back on the bottom very quickly. I have a feeling when I get close to the bottom of the bottle, those salads will be flavor intense!
|My attempt at the 1905 salad!|
If ever you are in Florida and have the chance, I highly recommend making a reservation for this unique restaurant. If you have had the pleasure of dining at the Columbia, what dishes did you try and love?