Before Christmas I took my friend Sally to one of our favorite restaurants.
We have been here several times in the past, as my T participants will remember.
This is such a fun buffet and we normally go on the day they serve Italian food.
However, Sally decided she wanted to try Mediterranean Day. The buffet here comes with coffee or iced tea, so it would be rude not to enjoy the coffee that comes with the meal.
The restaurant was all decked out in Christmas finery.
Sadly, it was not a good day for vegetarian fare, beginning with the soup.
The dessert bar was worth visiting of course, even if I did have to try to hide behind the mustached Santa. This place has so many reflective surfaces, it's hard to not be included in the photo.
It will soon be evident there was not much on the main menu that appealed to me, but the salad bar held an incredible amount of wonderful food I could enjoy.
While Sally filled up on food from the hot food area, I took a few photos of their Christmas decorations.
Green salad was supposed to be pared with an oil and vinegar dressing, but I chose the cucumber dressing that is normally served with Gyros.
It was easy to fill up when this fare was offered. Who would ever turn down hummus, tabouli, and fresh tomatoes in winter? Certainly not me.
I've seen times when there was food laid out on these tables when they needed more space than the salad or dessert tables were in need of added space. Today, however, they were just fun places to store a few more Christmas decorations. Note (beyond the window) the trees that were placed above the hot and cold drink dispensers.
I had to crop this photo because some guy stepped right in front of my camera as I was taking this.
The many offerings included coconut curry rice,
that were the best thing on the hot menu,
chicken tikka, a dish I learned was made of small pieces of spicy cooked chicken that had been marinated in various hot spices and yogurt,
beef cabbage rolls,
which are normally served with these veggies and the delicious cucumber sauce seen in the background. Although this wasn't the best fare for a vegetarian, it was a gift for my friend Sally, and I found plenty to eat anyway.
Now it's your turn to show what drink related post you are sharing this week. It can be movies, postcards, books, sketches, photos,
a place you visited, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags,
scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional. It can even feature an empty cup or mug, as
long as your post in some way relates back to it or a drink, any drink. Regardless,
please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T
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It's also obvious, your photos may be taken at any time, and they don't even have to be taken this year!
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