Sunday, October 12, 2014

Brown Derby Cobb Salad with French Dressing

Last week most of the family enjoyed a stay at Walt Disney World.  The ones that couldn't go had college.  October is one of my favorite months to go because the Magic Kingdom is decorated for fall and Epcot has the Food and Wine Festival.  The Food and Wine Festival is a true culinary adventure.

At the Food and Wine Festival you can graze your way eating around the world from Africa to Singapore.

Menu From France
After sampling several countries cuisines I still had room to eat at two of my favorite places in Disney World - Chefs de France in Epcot and the Brown Derby at the Studios.

At the Chefs de France, I had some a bowl of delicious French Onion Soup, Quiche, and Creme Brulee for dessert.  Everything was delicious as usual.

The Brown Derby serves an amazing Cobb Salad that I have enjoyed for years.  The salad consists of chopped romaine lettuce, watercress, chicory, romaine lettuce, tomatoes,  turkey,  bacon, blue cheese, hard boiled eggs, and a delicious French  Dressing.  Toss them together, and you have a delicious salad that sends your taste buds into overdrive.

Cobb Salad with French Dressing
Hollywood Brown Derby
From All Ears. Net


1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 bunch watercress
1 small bunch chicory
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, blanched & peeled
1 1/2 cups cooked turkey breast, diced
3 eggs, hard-cooked
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
6 strips crisp bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped chives


Chop all greens very fine (reserve some watercress for presentation) and arrange in salad bowl. Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds, and dice fine. Also dice the turkey, avocado, & eggs. Arrange the above ingredients, as well as the blue cheese and bacon crumbles, in straight lines across the greens. Arrange the chives diagonally across the above lines. Present the salad at the table, then toss with the dressing (below). Place on chilled plates with a watercress garnish.

Brown Derby Old-Fashioned French Dressing

1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon English mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups salad oil

Blend all ingredients except oils, then add olive oil and salad oils and mix well. Blend well again before mixing with salad.

Serves 6


  1. Hi Geraldine!!!
    I've always said when I go to Disney World I'm going in the Fall! It must be so festive and a heck of a lot less crowded and warmer:)

    WOW! Nice Cobb Salad and the dressing sounds amazing! I have a few Disney World cookbooks I don't think they include these recipes! Sounds like you did a lot of food sampling, lol... and of course had a wonderful time!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Geraldine...

  2. I have never been to looks like lots of fun!
    The salad with French dressing looks very delicious!