Caesar Salad Was Invented in Tijuana, Mexico by…
Caesar Cardini had originally operated a restaurant in San Diego, California, but relocated to Tijuana, Mexico with the advent of Prohibition. Like many restaurateurs, Cardini believed that a fine meal on-the-town required cocktails before dinner and wine with dinner. In Tijuana, he could offer both.
According to Caesar’s daughter Rosa, her father invented the salad when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen’s supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing “by the chef.” Caesar salad is the most spectacular salad in the world!