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4 Tasty Selections for Tableside Service

There’s something vaguely romantic about having a dish prepared tableside.  Many high-end restaurants do a tableside offering as a special service. What are some great things to prepare tableside?

Caesar salads

Caesar salads are a blend of leafy romaine lettuce, a little bit of pepper, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a bit of garlic, and more.  Anchovies are a popular fish that’s added to the salad or to the dressing, making for a little salty repast for diners.

Now, there are those of you out there who would rather give up your Mobile Mixing Bowl Stand for mobile carts.  We definitely understand that you might want a little meat at your tableside.

While it’s not a Caesar salad, the Columbia Restaurant’s 1905 Salad is tossed right at your table.

Fettuccini Alfredo

One of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, with only fettuccini, butter, and Parmesan cheese.  You can definitely cause a stir if you dramatically throw these ingredients together.

Steak au Poivre

Take one of the best cuts of meat and fearlessly coat it with peppercorns.  Sear that with some oil or butter right in front of your patron.  Watch your diner be delighted at the attention to detail and the service that they receive.


Anything which doesn’t take a lot of preparation can be prepared tableside.  For this example, we’re choosing guacamole, inspired by Rosa Mexicano’s famous tableside service of guacamole en molcajete.  Delicious, enough to make the homemade chips taste even better.

We love the idea of tableside service and giving something extra back to the diners.  We’re in love with open kitchens, the show of the cooking, and more.  Hopefully, more restaurants will bring back tableside service to their menus.

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