Cracked Peppercorn Dressing from the Gourmet Room

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the recipe for the house salad dressing served decades ago (in the fifties) in the Gourmet Room at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley (San Diego CA). My husband's favorite salad dressing. From the newspaper.


  1. In a blender or with a whisk, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, parmesan cheese, peppercorns, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce.
  2. Slowly blend in the buttermilk until well combined. Chill until ready to use.


Most Helpful

Love this dressing. Thank you BecR. Have used it with pita sandwiches and especially like it with a little salad I make from chopped cauliflower, tomatoes, sliced black olives and cashew nuts.

Smcdee1 September 01, 2008

This dressing is awesome! I did use a bit less than 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and omitted the tabasco sauce this time. Will be doubling this recipe from now on. Thank you BecR!

lauralie41 August 06, 2006

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