Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. B and I typically will visit the Studios on the last day of our trip to get one last ride on the Tower of Terror and then have lunch at Brown Derby before heading to the airport. My absolute favorite dish there is the Cobb Salad, a Brown Derby classic!
Legend has it that one night in the 1930s, the owner of the original Hollywood Brown Derby was hungry after a long dinner service. So he went through the kitchen gathering leftovers, mixed it all with the house French dressing, and alas the Cobb Salad was born. It is now a staple on the Brown Derby menu and consists of finely chopped greens, turkey breast, bacon, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, avocado and chives, all tossed with Cobb Dressing. YUM!
The Cobb Dressing is like a slightly creamy red wine vinaigrette and gives a nice balance to some of the heavier ingredients like avocado and bacon. The salad comes to the table in separate components and is then tossed by your server table-side.
As you can see, all of the ingredients (including the lettuce) are finely chopped so they all blend together perfectly. Now I can’t eat eggs, so I leave that out, but all of the other components are some of my favorite foods, so it’s obvious I will love this. It’s a great lunch or appetizer to one of the Brown Derby’s delicious entrees.
Have you had the Cobb Salad at the Hollywood Brown Derby? Do you love it as much as I do?