It was a great place to people watch and I was struck by the number of two or three person tables. In a number of cases, you could tell that the particular table included an adult child and their parent. There were also several people eating on their own. I also saw families of siblings eating together or groups of friends who wanted to have a traditional Christmas meal and wanted the ease of having someone else cook.
Going out to a hotel or a restaurant for Christmas supper certainly takes the stress out of cooking and cleaning up and also the decision of what to make if you want to have a meal that includes some of the nostalgic food you had while growing up.
I am sure there are many stories to tell about why people eating at this hotel made the decision to eat out versus creating a meal at someone's home. It may have made a funny Woody Allen movie as we all have stories to tell and in a movie you could create those side bar conversations that only a Woody Allen movie does so well.
Here is what I ate. I decided to skip the salads as I was going to be selective in my choices and fill up on certain foods. I didn't eat everything on my plate as sometimes a taste was enough.
|First course: smoked fish, crust of a slice of bread, grilled vegetables, marinated vegetables and shrimp.|
|Main course: roast beef, wild rice, Brussels sprouts, one pierogi and vermicelli noodles.|
|Main course: roast beef, smoked salmon and mashed potatoes with sour cream.|