My family and the in-laws have attended the Christmas Day buffet for several years. This year, while the overall quality was much better than the past, albeit with fewer starters and side dishes, and surprisingly fewer veggies, it left a bit to be desired in variety. It was heavy on proteins, with only green beans as a stand-alone vegetable. Aside from those, salad greens, potatoes dauphinois, and fresh fruit there was nothing at all for vegetarians. There was plenty of cold seafood selections, a supposed lobster bisque and a beef soup of some kind, but no veggie-based soup. There was turkey, beef, ham, fish but no meatless entrees. All the other vegetable offerings were cooked WITH the meats, rendering them a no-go for vegetarians. This was a disappointment for the $30+ price. It's the 21st century after all. This would be SO much better with a slight vegetarian tweak next year. Not sure that we will attend because some younger family members are now vegetarians.
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December 31, 2012
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I hope you had a nice holiday! Thank you for visiting our Christmas Buffet at Harrigan's Cafe and Wine Deck and for your review. We do consider the reviews of our guests and act upon suggestions accordingly. We are thankful to hear that you thought the quality was better this year than in the past - we are constantly working to produce the best products possible for our guests. I do apologize for the limited amount of vegetarian options on the buffet, but do hope the vegetarian eaters in your family were able to enjoy the salad, green beans, potatoes dauphinois and fruit. I have passed along your concerns to our restaurant staff - we should have more vegetable options available next year on our buffet, so I do hope you will return with your family and give us another try. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, as we do realize more people are choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. Thank you again for your return visit and review. Hope to see you again! Happy New Year!
Melissa Bird, Sales Manager
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