Friday, March 2, 2007

Sauteed Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Sauteed Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Golden Raisins
1 Tbsp Pine Nuts
2 Cloves of Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Tsp Shaved Parmesan
Ground Pepper and Salt to taste


Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add raisins,pine nuts and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook stirring until wilted-not over two minutes. Remove from heat stir in the vinegar and the salt serving immediately topping with pepper,salt and cheese.

Serve From the Right Or Left?

When I would train the service staff I would always train them to serve drinks from the right and meals from the left. I recently did some training at a private club where the manager disagreed with this approach. In my opinion this is the correct serving practise. When you serve to the left hand side of the customer you are not interfering or passing over the beverage glass.

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