Entertaining: the Buffet

I come from a culture that celebrates everything around food, be it self-made, a pot luck or store-bought. So on the next days I will post different ways to entertain. Today I will begin with the preferred method of my family: the buffet. Buffets are really fun and easy ways to entertain as the host doesn’t have to be in the kitchen the whole time and can enjoy time with the guests


There are two types of buffet:

– the lap service in which guests eat standing or seated at chairs or a sofa. This style is ideal so that guests can talk and mingle and it works better for small receptions or parties in small places, like a game or movie night.
– the sit-down buffet is more suitable for elaborate occasions such as holidays, weddings and dinner parties.

Here below are some buffet ideas for your next party:

International Buffet
Fresh Greens with Assorted Dressing, Chicken Piccata, Medallions of Beef, Salmon with a Dill Butter Sauce, Saffron Rice, Assorted Dinner Rolls, Assorted Mini Pastries

Italian Buffet
Traditional Caesar Salad, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce, Lasagna Bolognese, Chicken Marsala, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, Focaccia and Garlic Bread, Assorted Italian Mini Pastries

Mexican Buffet
Fresh Greens with Assorted Dressing, Grilled Chicken and Steak Fajitas, Cheese Enchiladas, Southwest Rice and Black Beans, Warm Corn and Flour Tortillas, Traditional Flan and Cinnamon-Sugar Chips

Western Buffet
Three Bean Salad, Red-Skin Potato Salad and Coleslaw, BBQ Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, Warm Cornbread, Apple and Cherry

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