Every now and then it’s good to just let go and indulge. Wait, I’m pretty sure that’s everyday for me. hehe.
Yesterday I went to a lunch buffet with my grandparents. I’m pretty sure they passed on their foodie genes to me because they love a good buffet and are always on board when anyone mentions going out to eat. Buffets are not something I eat a whole lot of (thank goodness), but I’m always excited for them because it means a huge variety of options. With an abundance of desserts. The best part in my opinion : )
Personally, when it comes to buffets I’m all for the the appetizer/starters (the cold stuff) and the sweets/desserts and would be totally okay with skipping the food in between.
Starting off, I made myself a platter of sashimi, sushi, a variety of smoked fish, a scallop, and raw oysters. Plus a gherkin, which I went back for 2nds and 3rds of. I love all things crunchy and sour.
I contemplated just sticking with the cold foods and maybe making a salad, but there were a ton of hot items and I figured I should probably try at least a couple. Since I was already feeling fairly full (& saving room for dessert) I settled for some organic veggies, mashed potatoes + organic australian beef cheek, & free range chicken. I gave away the spinach frittata because I realized there was ham in it, which I don’t eat. I also had a unpictured plate of a sampling of various curries and naan.
Next up fruit & cheese. This is always a must for me as they’re probably two of my favorite things. And the cheeses were so so good. I could eat this platter everyday as a meal and be perfectly happy.
Finally the dessert! I had my eye on the two dessert tables from the very beginning when I first stepped foot in the dining room. There were too many things to choose from, earl grey cookies and macarons to mousse’s and almond cakes, and I ended up only getting to try about 1/3 of what they had to offer since I didn’t want to waste what I couldn’t eat. Next time I’ll start with dessert : )
I chose mini Portuguese tarts, bread pudding, cheesecake, sacher torte, mini madeline, and a mille-feuille to split with my grandma. My favorite was the mille-feuille, the pastry at the front of the plate with the blueberry on it. The cheesecake was also really good and I’m totally not a cheesecake person. There are very few cheesecakes I like, but this one was creamy and light with a hint of cheesy sweetness. Super yum.
I also couldn’t pass up trying the ice cream. Raspberry sorbet, mango sorbet, vanilla, and strawberry. I ended up tasting only about a lick of each scoop because A) I was full and B) it wasn’t that good.
To finish, I had a cup of coffee followed by a nice hot cuppa tea.
I also slightly munched on this plate of fruit which definitely put me way over the top. I have some trouble saying no to fruit sometimes.
The tight pants and extreme fullness was definitely worth it. Now, if you’ll excuse me I need to head off to the gym…
Btw, if any of you do Zuzka workouts, have you done ZWOW #66? I was planning on doing it today, but I’m slightly intimidated and I also have sore/tired legs so I’ll probably hold off for now. Today will most likely be ZWOW# 52 so that I can stretch out my legs.
Have a great Friday!
Are you a fan of buffets?
What foods would be at your ideal buffet?