You either forgot, or worse, intentionally omitted one of the few, but essential ingredients in this Classic Caesar Salad recipe, Dijon mustard!!!
The red wine vinegar ruins it. This is NOT a "classic" Caesar Salad. There is NO vinegar in a classic & the vinegar changes the taste horribly here. The only acid needed is the lemon juice and the juice of a lemon period. NO cayenne either! Classic is with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon, dry mustard, anchovies, parmesan, homemade croutons and an ENTIRE egg, coddled btw. Romaine hearts are also a must.