Over One Million Sold: Secret Recipe For The Iconic Gotham Salad

For over 30 years, ladies (and gents) who lunch have favored this classic Bergdorf take on the New York chopped salad. Prices vary depending on the view. At Goodmans, located on the lower Beauty Level (no view or windows) , the salad is $20. At the Seventh Floor  BG Restaurant (and bar)  designed by Kelly Wearstler, the Gotham is $26 including Central Park views.  And yes, you can try this at home:

Gotham Salad (4 servings)

8 cups – shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup – diced cooked beets
1 cup – diced tomatoes
1 cup – hard-boiled eggs
1 cup – diced ham
1 cup – cooked chopped crisp bacon
1 cup – diced poached skinless chicken breast
1 cup – diced Gruyere cheese

TOSS with Gotham Salad Dressing

Gotham Salad Dressing (4 servings)

1 tbsp – diced red onion
2 tbsp – diced green bell pepper (seeds removed)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp – chili sauce
2 tbsp – sweet pickled relish
1 tsp – tarragon vinegar
1/2 tsp – grated ginger
1/4 cup – mayonnaise
1/2 tsp – chopped garlic
Salt and pepper per own taste
Puree all ingredients together in blender


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