Fellow kitchenphobes know that sometimes the best way to get a good meal is to not do it yourself.
Being completely honest with myself and the world, even with a heavy handed pinch of added confidence, one would be hard-pressed to find an item with such color and pizzazz coming out of my kitchen. Yes, this salad most definitely has pizzazz.
What is it, you may ask?
This, my friends, is the Polynesian Salad, found at the Grand Lux Café. It is a feisty combination of chicken breast, greens, peppers (of the red and yellow variety), snap peas, mango, macadamia nuts, cucumber, jicama, crispy wontons, and possibly a few other ingredients, in a Polynesian-y vinagrette.
In a word, it was tasty. In several, see the above paragraph.
See... this is why it's fun to try new things at restaurants! Going along with that, as scary/intimidating/nerve wracking as it can be to try new things in the kitchen, it is also fun.
New things = fun
(Lets all keep this in mind during our next kitchen adventure, shall we?)