Entries by Susanne Seelig-Mense

Hail to the Mighty Caesar Salad: The Untold Secrets of Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House

Discovering Napoleon's Steak and Seafood House Caesar Salad.

Nestled in the heart of Burlington, Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House has been a culinary landmark since 1985. Known for its impeccable service and mouth-watering dishes, one menu item stands out among the rest: their renowned Caesar salad. This salad isn’t just any Caesar salad; it’s a legendary dish with a big secret that has kept customers coming back for decades.

The Origins of the Caesar Salad

Before delving into the mystery behind Napoleon’s famed Caesar salad, it’s essential to understand the origins of this iconic dish. The Caesar salad was invented 100 years ago on July 4, 1924, by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant. Cardini owned a restaurant called Caesar’s Place in Tijuana, Mexico. On a busy Fourth of July weekend, he found himself short on supplies and decided to whip up a simple salad with the ingredients he had on hand. The result was a hit among his patrons, and thus, the Caesar salad was born.

Cardini’s original recipe was straightforward: romaine lettuce, garlic, croutons, Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce, finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Over the years, the salad has seen numerous variations, but the essence of Cardini’s creation remains a staple in restaurants worldwide.

Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House: A Caesar Salad Like No Other

Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House has taken this classic dish and turned it into something truly extraordinary. Since its inception, the restaurant has garnered a reputation for its Caesar salad, which has received 5-star reviews consistently. The secret behind their version? That remains a well-guarded mystery.

Patrons of Napoleon’s rave about the perfect balance of flavors in their Caesar salad. The crisp romaine lettuce is always fresh, the croutons are house-made and perfectly toasted, and the dressing is rich and creamy with just the right amount of tang. Some speculate that the magic lies in the dressing, while others believe it’s the way the ingredients are combined. Whatever the secret may be, one thing is clear: Napoleon’s Caesar salad is a dish that leaves a lasting impression.

A Culinary Tradition

For nearly four decades, Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House has maintained its commitment to quality and excellence. The Caesar salad has become a symbol of this dedication, representing the restaurant’s ability to elevate a simple dish to extraordinary heights. Each visit to Napoleon’s offers an opportunity to savor this celebrated salad, reminding diners of the timeless appeal of well-crafted cuisine.

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Caesar salad, it’s worth raising a fork to the chefs and restaurateurs who keep culinary traditions alive while adding their unique flair. At Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House, the Caesar salad is more than just a menu item – it’s a testament to the restaurant’s legacy of delicious innovation and unwavering quality.

So, the next time you find yourself in Burlington, make sure to stop by Napoleon’s Steak & Seafood House. Order the Caesar salad and experience the magic for yourself. While the secret behind its extraordinary flavor may never be revealed, the enjoyment it brings to diners is an open book, ready to be savored with each delightful bite.


Michael’s Back Door Restaurant Salada Caprese inspires and delights!

Sensational Salads of Summer at Michael’s Back Door Restaurant! 

Since 1981, Michael’s Back Door has been delighting Mississauga and the GTA with award-winning Italian cuisine. Principal owner Michael Morra Jr., partners Anthony Coffa, and Chef Mark D’Souza invite you to enjoy creative Italian fare with the freshest ingredients and rare wines. 🍷✨

Chef Mark D'Souza at Michael's Back Door

Head Chef Mark D’Souza, who joined in 2015, adds a modern twist to our traditional dishes. 🌿👨‍🍳

Our Salada Caprese, originating from the island of Capri, is a classic Italian salad made with ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Perfect for summer! 🍽️❤️

Whether it’s a family dinner, a romantic night out, or catching up with friends, we have the perfect table for you.

#MichaelsBackDoor#SaladaCaprese#SummerSalads#ItalianCuisine#mississaugaeats#mbdrestaurant mbdrestaurant

Michael Morra Jr. showcases the delicious Salada Caprese at Michael's Back Door

Rose Garden Family Restaurant in Open Since 1987

Spring Is In The Air! A Visit to Burlington's RBG

Rose Garden Family Restaurant https://www.instagram.com/p/C4LEJiUOhpr/?hl=en

A visit to RBG and lunch at Rose Garden Family Restaurant


The crocus flowers are peeking out! Spring is in the air!

Enjoyed a day at RBG in Burlington and lunch at @rosegardenfamilyrestaurant A mainstay in Burlington this #family #restaurant has been open since 1987. In the restaurant biz that is saying a lot about this spot. Some faves include Burgers, fish and chips and Chef John’s Hot Korean Stone Bowl. #springflowers #tulip #crocus #daffodil #trillium #koreanfood

Next time in the area! Give it a try!

What’s your fave spring flower?

1. Crocus



4. Trillium

Welcome to Rose Garden Family Restaurant

a traditional family restaurant serving classic Canadian breakfast, brunch, and dinner dishes since 1987. Our cozy and inviting atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel like part of the family. Come visit us and taste the difference!

Discover Turkish Pizza Right Here In Burlington. Pizza Boat One True Turkish Delight.

Have u ever tried pizza Turkish style? Turkish pizza is made boat-shaped, thin-crusted with healthy toppings such as; marinated meats, sautéed, and oven-roasted veggies. Today I tried the Meat Lovers triple-threat pizza! Great way to spend an afternoon with owner and operator Yesim Erkus of Pizza Boat, a woman entrepreneur, and mega force!! Come by […]

Wishing A Happy International Women’s Day From The Wine Ladies

Today, March 8th we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2023. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911. As a result, 112 years later IWD is celebrated around the world. And therefore,1000’s events take place honoring women everywhere for their various achievements. We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of extraordinary women from all walks […]

Think Green! Ya! Saint Patrick’s Day! On this week’s audio podcast with The Wine Ladies

Whether Irish or not, Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated worldwide! 1st published March 2019 Saint Patrick’s Day is a day of people dancing and singing in Irish pubs, like the one of our favourites in our home town, O’Finn’s Irish Temper. Watching parades and drinking lots of green beer, Irish whiskey and munching on Irish stew. […]

Sidra Restaurant Chicken Shawarma worthy of 5 Star review.

Sidra Restaurant is located in Oakville, Ontario. 667 Fourth Line, Oakville, ON L6L 5B5 Another Fabulous Find For Foodies! Check out @sidra.restaurant.oakville if u love Mediterranean food this spot serves worthy of 5 stars! I broke my fast for this one! Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that originated in the Ottoman Empire, consisting of meat […]

Daal Roti in Oakville, serving the very best in Indian Cuisine. Order pick up and delivery tonight.

Fabulous Finds For Foodies

Serving the very best in Indian cuisine!

Featuring only the finest, freshest ingredients, each dish is delicately prepared to highlight the robust flavours of the Bombay region. Our executive chef has worked in some of India’s most prestigious kitchens and is incredibly passionate about providing authentic, delicious, and beautiful fare. He is constantly working to create new, inspiring flavors, and we invite you in to discover them.

Make your next meal a memorable one; indulge in Daal Roti Oakville traditionally inspired, modern take on a warm and welcoming Indian menu.

We hope to see you tonight.

Daal Roti in Oakville.

Daal Roti in Oakville.

Picked up dinner the other night and ordered through their brand new app. Loved the Paneer Tika Masala, a generous portion of paneer tossed with bell peppers and onions in a rich tomato sauce.

Our dinner was beautifully complemented with spring rolls and an onion kulcha naan bread. Delish! Of course, Saturday night dinner is not complete without a glass of Chardonnay!
Give them a try!

Order pick up or delivery with their brand new app.