Our last morning at the Greenbrier, we decided to have the big buffet breakfast in the Main Dining Room. They have this breakfast every day, but it is rather expensive and large! Since we eat so much for lunch and dinner, we try to make breakfast the lighter meal of the day. I tend to overdue it on buffets! Anyone else have that problem?
But we were spending the rest of this day in the car driving home, so I decided to load up on breakfast! There is a menu offered in case you don’t want the buffet. My husband was the only one to order off the menu. He had the oatmeal with honey and berries.
I did check out the menu, but I just can’t pass up a buffet! It’s a problem!
The meal started with an amuse bouche from the chef. I’d never had one for breakfast before. Love the idea! It was a grape and apple smoothie with a piece of pineapple on top.
Before I get started, I always check out the entire buffet. That way, I know all my options and can adjust my portions accordingly. Yes, I have a buffet strategy. I told you it was a problem! 😉
I decided to skip the omelet station because those tend to fill me up and then I can’t eat much else on the buffet. Another part of my strategy!
I ended up getting three plates of food. Here is my first plate.
I always have to have bacon…LOVE IT! Then I wanted to try the berry bread pudding and the cheese blintzes. Rounding off this plate was the quiche, cheesy potatoes and crumb cake. If I don’t like something a lot, I will leave it. I was brought up having to clean my plate, but I am letting myself off the hook for that now. I only eat the things I really enjoy. On to plate two!
Since I am hypoglycemic, I need protein for breakfast. Luckily, I love eggs and bacon, so once I get those covered, I can indulge in the sweets. If I just ate sweets for breakfast it would not be good for anyone. I feel terrible and act terrible within a few hours.
I finished off with some fruit. It looked and tasted delish! Always makes me feel good to end with something healthy. Overall, it was a great breakfast buffet with a few things on it that I had never had before (like those potatoes with gruyere cheese sauce). I always enjoy breakfast food and trying new things. I also like the special details (like the amuse bouche and presentation of the cream cheese). The butter was served in a little dish with the Greenbrier “G” on it. Love this!
I actually did this once for a fancy breakfast I was hosting. I used candy molds that I sprayed with Pam and then put in softened butter. Once they sat in the freezer for a while, they popped right out. Very fun for breakfast or brunch parties. Check out what others are eating at Peasandcrayons.com & FoodieTuesday.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast or brunch?