You know the Warm Potato Salad from Earls Restaurant? The one that I sometimes dream about?
To figure out how to make the Warm Potato Salad, I had to go to Earls Restaurant (twice, or maybe three times) to do a little 'research.' While doing the recon (more than once, just to be sure), I got to hang out with friends and drink wine and eat delicious potato salad. It was a very labour intensive education process, as you can imagine. Here is what I learned:
1) Huge pieces of bacon are necessary. You can't just have little bits of bacon in this salad, you need a large mouthful of bacon. Also, if a little bit of bacon grease happens to accidentally spill into the dressing, that is not a problem and people will like this salad and you more.
2) Roast that *#@$! Roasted corn and roasted baby potatoes and roasted garlic are key. Flavour central.
3) Dill is such a great herb. Sour cream is such a great dairy product.