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Anyone had the Christmas buffet at the Crown Room in the Fairmont?

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PumpkinHead Dec 8, 2008 05:27 PM

Wondering how it compares to the Garden Court and Top of the Mark.

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  1. rworange RE: PumpkinHead Dec 9, 2008 05:50 PM

    I didn't know the Crown Room reopened. I think it was closed for a few years.

    Anyway, I was there way too long ago to count ... more the 10 years .. much more. At the time it was too fussy, I remember lots of things in aspic. Nice fish display, pretty desserts. Nice room and view.

    However, looking at the menu they seemed to have updated
    http://www.fairmont.com/saf/Christmas...

    Not just oysters, but Hog Island oysters. organic eggs, Wild Petaluma Mushroom & Duck Confit Salad, Dungeness Crab, some decent cheeses ... Ritz take note with your crummy cheeses ... anyway the Fairmont has a selections from Cypress Grove, Cowgirll and Fiscalini Farmstead. There's San Francisco Sourdough Stuffing with brown figs & apples, Lavender Crusted Seabass, Molasses Lacquered Cornish Game Hen, Kobe Sliders with Cheddar and Caramelized Onion on an Herb Roll (for the kiddies)

    CARVING STATION

    Salt Cured Dietsal Turkey with Sage Gravy
    Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Red Currant Jus
    Salmon Wellington with Spiced Citrus & Cilantro Salsa
    Rack Of Colorado Lamb with Mint Essence
    Pineapple & Orange Glazed Breakfast Ham
    Rosemary & Garlic Crusted Niman Ranch Tenderloin, Seghsio Jus

    And much, much more. It seems the most interesting of the three buffet menus

    Garden Court (pdf)
    http://www.sfpalace.com/assets/u/TheG...

    Top of the Mark (pdf)
    http://www.topofthemark.com/pdf/xmasd...

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      PumpkinHead RE: rworange Dec 9, 2008 06:06 PM

      Indeed the menu looks pretty swell. I was all set for Top of the Mark until I saw the Fairmont's menu.

      I know the Crown Room was open as far back as last Christmas as I almost made a reservation there but went with Top of the Mark instead. Can't seem to find anyone that's had the buffet at the Crown Room recently.

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