Carson Valley’s Signature Salad Of 2016: Cafe Girasole ‘Field Of Greens With Curry Chicken’

Posted By on July 2, 2016

Staff Reports

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — By the narrowest of margins, Cafe Girasole’s “Field of Greens with Curry Chicken” salad defended its Salad Wars title, holding off The Grill Next Door by 2.3 percentage points.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer (you can see the results here).

Nominees had to come from locally unique restaurants. Nominees should be within the CVT coverage area (the Douglas-Carson line to the north, the foot of the Carson Range to the west, the Pine Nuts to the east and the state line to the south).

As always, we encourage you to get out and try all of the finalists and honorable mentions.

July marks Dessert Wars. Start thinking of your favorite Carson Valley dessert treats to enter in the nomination round.

Here is a closer look at the finalists for salads:

Café Girasole: “Field of Greens With Curry Chicken”


1483 Highway 395, Gardnerville (775) 782-3314

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Grill Next Door: “Steak and Bleu Cheese Salad”


1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad”

Philadelphia Strawberry and goat cheese

1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-392-3370

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Minden Meat & Deli: “Tri Tip Salad”

Photo from Yelp!

Photo from Yelp!

1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-9999

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.



I’d Eat There: “Mufelletta Chop Chop Salad”

Fully Belly Deli: “Chef Salad”

Wildhorse: “Chinese Chicken Salad”

JT Basque Bar & Dining Room: “House Salad”

Flight: “Ahi Salad”

Taildragger: “Wedge Salad”

Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Heirloom Caprese Salad”

Carson Valley Country Club: “Cured Beef Tongue Salad”

Saletti’s: “Cobb Salad”

CV Steak: “House Salad”