Sunday, June 12, 2011

Garden Cafe at The Grand America...lunch

Miriam and I are still at the Grand America Hotel doing mama-daughter bonding! The time was well-spent in deep reflection on how to be a good friend, building character, honesty, kindness, generosity, earning respect and friendship, etc. What else do 10 year olds need to talk about?! We drew pictures, filled in dialogue bubbles for comics, ate a ton of food including some fancy shmancyfare at The Garden Cafe. Life gets more and more delicious! 
The OJ here rocks! Coffee is served in matching China.
I am a pathetic sucker for buffets (tacky, I know!). We passed on the menus and went straight to the line. Trip #1 consisted of every protein dish: sea bass, pork tenderloin, shrimp, chicken breast. And the Mexican rice was chunky and fabulous.
Trip #2: mortadella, garden greens, rice, fruit and berries.
There was something for everyone. Carbo loader counter...
Cold apps, cold cuts, seafood salad, cheeses, pickled vegetables.
Seared Chickcen Breast Florentine with Tomato Buerre Blanc. 
Seared Australian Sea Bass with Putanesca. 
Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin with Sundried Cherry Port Reduction. 
Dessert Table! 
Gobs of chocolate drown our fresh fruit and berries. Sloppy dish of heaven!
It took us 3 hours to fit in drawing and stories and nibbling.
One-of-a-kind glass sconces decorated the walls inside the Garden Cafe. The detail on these light fixtures! Romantic dimless everywhere. 
The Garden Cafe at Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Reservations 1-800-304-8696
Garden Cafe on Urbanspoon

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