CPK Field Greens add Grilled Chicken, hold the Tomatoes & Dressing... Oh and the Plastic Stickers Too!
Last Friday, for some reason the water was shut off at home for the whole day! There was no warning, so I suppose it was an emergency, but the water was off past 6pm. By that time, Kelli and I were hungry for some dinner. I can't really cook anything without fresh running water, not to mention not washing my hands with soap & water for half the day so we decide to go out for a walk and some dinner.
I have a difficult time eating out due to the diet restrictions I have to follow. When I do have to eat out, it ends up being a salad without dressing and whatever else happens to be on my list of 26 things. With this in mind, we decided to eat at the CPK in Waikiki.
We have ordered take out from this relatively new location, but never dined in until this time. We were pleased to hear that kama'aina (local residents) receive 20% off the menu prices. We don't get that discount at the other locations and the prices seemed to be the same. After looking through all the salads, none of them were safe for me to eat according to their description so I just ordered the plainest of them all, the Field Greens Salad. I had to request no tomatoes, walnuts and dressing due to my restrictions. This is what it looked like.
Pretty tasty looking, yeah? Can you spot the stickers that are on the sliced pears peering through those brilliant field greens? I picked them all out and set them on the empty bread plates at our table. I should have yelled out and honored Chef Gordon Ramsey, "Shut it off you stupid cows! Plastic stickers in the salad! It's unacceptable! Wake up!".
Is it worth the 20% off kama'aina discount?? I guess... I always seem to find something that doesn't belong in the dish when we eat out anyway. Must be all my years of experience in checking the plates when before I send them out. Maybe it's just my fault for being too observant. I'm sure the stickers on the pears are FDA approved and safe to eat in small portions anyway. :-|
PS- Don't forget to watch Hell's Kitchen on Tuesday...