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Where did you have the best buffet ever?

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chewy_bakah Dec 8, 2008 07:24 AM

The biggest and most varied buffet we have ever had was Alladin in LV. After we finished we then noticed there was a wrap around side we missed. Since having kids we look closer to home. Where and when did you experience the best buffet? (AB bound). Can be any kind.. ie brunch, dinner, Indian, Chinese, NA.

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  1. worldwidestuff RE: chewy_bakah Dec 8, 2008 09:12 AM

    Tough to compare any buffet with Las Vegas. Esp. Alladin or my favorite at the Paris Hotel.

    Having said that, Brunch in Banff at the Banff Springs is very good. Great variety, very good quality and if you like winter, the atmosphere is great as well.

    1. John Manzo RE: chewy_bakah Dec 8, 2008 10:29 AM

      Best of my life: Cocina y Cia in Buenos Aires http://www.cocina-cia.com/home.asp

      My favourite Calgary buffet is the lunch buffet at Sahara. In the area, definitely Banff Springs.

      1. peter.v RE: chewy_bakah Dec 8, 2008 10:42 AM

        Banff Springs brunch gets a third vote. I was there when I was 14 or so (8 years ago now), and it was amazing. That meal was the first time I had both venison and rabbit.

        1. sweeterpea RE: chewy_bakah Dec 8, 2008 04:35 PM

          Best buffet evah was on our cruise on Oceania (the Insignia). It was utterly amazing, even better than the Banff Springs. However, now that we are on solid ground, I fourth the Banff Springs, and the Palliser here in Calgary is a close second. Holidays at the Springs get special items such as a gigantic chocolate fountain with lemon poppyseed cake, fruit and marshmallows, plus special seafood items. Service is fantastic, with real silver and linen. Well worth the money.

          Best Vegas buffet so far has been Wynn, hands down. Gotta love those baby candy apples.

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            twinkienic RE: sweeterpea Dec 8, 2008 11:00 PM

            Re: Las Vegas buffets - I did a comparison of Wynn vs Bellagio buffets (dinners on consecutive nights) and have to add another vote for Wynn as they had amazing selection, meats were executed well, and lots of interesting twists and non-classic offerings.

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            foodiesnorth RE: chewy_bakah Dec 9, 2008 02:14 AM

            We have tried many of the Vegas buffets and every time we try a buffet other than Wynn's we wish we HAD gone to Wynn's! For theWORST in vegas (I know this is the wrong board...but I did not start this part of the thread) without doubt: the buffet at Caesars. We rate it the worst buffet ever.

            As for Edmonton: The buffet at Pradera *in the Westin) for New Years has, in the past, been amazing. Haven't been there in a few years though. The Pradera remains one of our favourite restos in Edmonton. Rarely busy; consisitent often inspired food. One server, Don has been there over 20 years.

            1. sharonanne RE: chewy_bakah Dec 9, 2008 05:26 AM

              Chateau Lake Louise in this area.

              Makino in Vegas. Never really found food I like on the strip but guess we have to try Wynn's.

              1. ybnormal RE: chewy_bakah Dec 10, 2008 02:13 PM

                Best buffets have been on Holland America Cruise Lines.

                I also really enjoyed Todai in San Diego (not LA) - excellent Japanese buffet.

                Like the Banff Springs, but suggest Saturday night buffets in the Winter time - excellent variety and better than the Sunday brunch (although you don't have brunch items).

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                  sweeterpea RE: ybnormal Dec 10, 2008 05:57 PM

                  I want to add that the Banff Springs does a Saturday buffet lunch during the summer (I think May to October) which is the same quality, but without the breakfast items. The price is a fair bit less too. Plus they throw in a free tour of the hotel. It's a great deal, especially if you can't book for Sunday brunch, plus it's much less crowded.

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                  kwailan4 RE: chewy_bakah Dec 11, 2008 11:51 AM

                  We are not limited to Western Canada, right?

                  Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, Sunday brunch. Free flow of Moet Chandon champagne included.

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                    cn1822 RE: chewy_bakah Dec 13, 2008 01:31 AM

                    The Wynn, hands down, has got to have the best dinner buffet I've ever had. They had a very good pesto sauce and really tasty creme brulee (there was a line of people waiting for it).

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