Friday Food Critics, 10/16/09
Tune in on Friday to hear the Food Critics, on KCUR’s Walt Bodine Show at 10:00 AM. That’s 89.3 FM, or you can listen on your computer at http://www.kcur.org/waltbodine.html.
The second half discussion will be about buffets–where to find the best ones as well as the wisdom of offering buffets rather than an a la carte menu. Though I am not one of the panelists this week, I’ll give you my take in this space.
I’m typically not a fan of buffets. They usually stress quantity instead of quality, and I prefer to enjoy two superior dishes rather than 10 mediocre ones. One notable exception is Lidia’s weekend brunch buffet. A myriad of dishes are offered, all made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, and suggestive of what Lidia would serve in her own home.
Diners order an entree at the table, with options ranging from eggs to salmon to pasta, while the antipasto, salads, vegetables and desserts are beautifully arranged on a buffet table in the middle of the restaurant. And, it’s only $22, which may seem high, but considering the quality and assortment (and the fact that it’s really two meals in one), it’s an excellent value.
Entry filed under: food.