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Ivan the Terrible became Grand Prince of Moscow at the age of 3 but spent most of his childhood imprisoned in a dungeon while his mother ruled.

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Beets are a wonderful tonic for the liver and work as a purifier for the blood.

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Crazy Ivan

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Chef's Inspiration

The Crazy Ivan is our earthiest salad with rich, dark flavors comparable to a cabernet. I used molasses instead of honey in the Sherry Molasses Vinaigrette to really drive this home – it gives it a deeper, more developed caramelized flavor. This salad also has a lot of fun textures, soft goat cheese and roasted beets with crispy croutons and pumpkin seeds.

MAD Story

As the “Tsar Of All The Russians”, Ivan IV Vasilyevich had a bit of an ego, and he hated that Julius Caesar had his own salad. Ivan challenged chefs around the world to develop the BEST salad recipe so it could be named after Ivan. Every day a new chef visited the Kremlin to present their recipe…And every day, Ivan spat out the salads, screaming “THIS ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH!” (The unfortunate chefs were banished to Siberia and were never heard from again.) Utilizing his test kitchen time machine, Chef Dan paid a visit to Tsar Vasilyevich with a new recipe never before tasted by the public. Dan concocted a crazy blend of roasted beets, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, citrus grilled chicken, homemade croutons and sherry molasses vinaigrette. Ivan loved it and proclaimed the Crazy Ivan the national salad of the Russia. Lucky for the world, Dan wasn’t banished to Siberia so as soon as he stumbled back to his time machine after imbibing at the Kremlin’s exclusive Vodka bar, he continued creating his amazing Crazy Ivan.

Ingredients

  • Baby Greens
  • Roasted Beets
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • House-made Croutons
  • Goat Cheese
  • Grilled Citrus Chicken

Nutrition Information

  • Calories
    704
  • Total Fat
    37g
  • Cholesterol
    109mg
  • Sodium
    747mg
  • Total Carbs
    41g
  • Protein
    54g
  • Vitamin A
    21%
  • Vitamin C
    10%
  • Calcium
    22%
  • Iron
    50%