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Tord Feb 18, 2000 04:12 AM

Someone just gave us a gift certificate for "Movenpick" at the Prudential Center. Has anyone eaten there and have any recommendations as to what to pick while we are moven?

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    Paul Desorcy Feb 20, 2000 09:28 AM

    Tord…I asked a friend to post on Marchet/Movenpick. He ate there with his two boys last Sunday. Hopefully he will post soon.

    I'm off to the Weston International Food Group dinner at 5:00 tonight. The theme for this month is "Caribbean". My contribution is "Chicken and Peanut Soup". I will let you know how it turns out.


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      Tord Feb 21, 2000 03:09 PM

      Thanks Paul --- tell us about that 3.5 lb stuffed lobster as well :-) --- and give me a hand with the "Best Steak in Boston" -- of anybody would know it would be you.

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        Paul Desorcy Feb 21, 2000 08:06 PM

        Tord….See my post on steak. I am trying to set up an Image URL to include in the "Lobster Review". If I don't get it done in the next few days.... I will go without the pictures.


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      Dick Syatt Feb 20, 2000 04:30 PM

      Hi: I am Paul's friend that ate at Marchet with my 2 boys. Go there with plenty of time and a valium because it is hectic and very different than you have experienced. Imagine a buffet spead out over 10,000 sq. feet instead of in one buffet line. You visit many food stations from pasta to soups to steak. The trays are small and it woudl be difficult to just make one trip for eats. As you get your food, the 'vendors' stamp your "passport" and the bill is tally'd when you leave. A tip of 11% is added to yourt bill for servers.
      Overall I liked it very much. I wouldn't go there for a quiet or relaxed meal. For fun, YES! Let me know what you think.

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        Tord Feb 21, 2000 05:13 PM

        Dick -- I understand that it is sort of an international cuisine theme park -- with plastic jungle trees and paths that lead to all sorts of cuisine stations. My wife and I have a gift certificate to eat there. The orginators run hotels and are Swiss -- so we may be able to get rosti. Rosti was discussed on the Boston list a few months ago.

        I have heard that there are food stations for Korean barbecue --wok cooking --and several other specialized cuisines.

        "Movenpick" typed into a search engine gives lots of info. We will go soon and tell you what happens.

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          Dick Syatt Feb 22, 2000 02:31 PM

          Movenpick means something like "Pigeon Pickings" according to the hostess. lots of international food stations. I will certainly go back. Let us know what you think. btw, I was with Paul D. on the lobster outing...quite a feast. Lots of fun.

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            sandy Dec 4, 2001 08:47 AM

            Pigeon droppings, more likey. Class this restaurant fair along with Rainforest cafe (or something like that, I forget the name) in Burlington Mall. Good fun for kids, but eminently forgettable food experience.

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