Our Arizona-inspired winter seasonal salad is finally here! Introducing the Soleri, named after famed architect, urban designer, artist, craftsman and philosopher Paolo Soleri, Chef Dan's pairing unsweetened chocolate, figs, MAD Spice avocado, cotija cheese, red grapes and Tabasco Prickly Pear Vinaigrette on top of a bed of fresh baby greens.
So, why are we naming a salad after Soleri? Because Paolo was an awesome explorer of the "countless possibilities of human aspiration." Here's more on Soleri from Arcosanti.org: "One outstanding endeavor is Arcosanti, an urban laboratory, constructed in the Arizona high desert. It attempts to test and demonstrate an alternative human habitat which is greatly needed in this increasingly perplexing world. This project also exemplifies his steadfast devotion to creating an experiential space to "prototype" an environment in harmony with man.
In his philosophy "arcology (architecture + ecology), Soleri formulated a path that may aid us on our evolutionary journey toward a state of aesthetic, equity, and compassion. For more than a half century, his work, marked by a broad-ranging and coherent intellect (so scarce in the age of specialization), has influenced many in search of a new paradigm for our built environment."
This rich, savory and unusual salad is only around for a limited time so get it while you can!