This Apple Waldorf With Daikon, Muscat Grapes, Walnuts, and Oxford Blue Dressing is unlike any salad you've had before. Consider this a classic salad reconstructed. If you can master the plating on this one, any house guest will be thoroughly impressed.Since 1991, the creative masterminds of Le Basque have executed some of the most elaborate and groundbreaking event productions in South Florida and across the map. Building a reputation for unparalleled service with true style and savoir-faire, Le Basque offers full-service catering and production design under the helm of Alejandro Muguerza, Jim Mozina, and Ian Perris. Le Basque proudly serves many high-profile and private clients. Such prestigious figures include President Barack Obama and President Clinton, international fashion houses including Cartier and Yves St. Laurent, and global conglomerates UBS and Sotheby’s.
The unique addition of fresh beets — known as beetroot in London — mixed with these ingredients makes for a surprising, but delicious salad that everyone at Downton Abbey would enjoy. The festive mix of sweet flavors (such as maple syrup and orange juice) would provide guests at any garden party or luncheon with an extra excuse to smile.
Here is a reimagined version of the Waldorf salad as originally conceived here at the Waldorf Astoria New York. This is a bit lighter and healthier to fit the palate of a modern-day diner — a new spin for a new century.
Notes: Use these sweet nuts in the Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte or sprinkle on salads or ice cream. If making Candied Walnuts up to 2 days ahead, cool and store airtight at room temperature.This recipe goes with Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte with Ginger Crust