Bland Buffet Food Challenge!

Last week we spent a blissful week on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, soaking up the sun and doing those predictable, touristy things that you do when having chosen a vacation that takes as little brain activity as all-inclusive resort. It was awesome.

While we did have one fantastic meal (and Mexican wine) at a tiny restaurant in Playa del Carmen, the food during the rest of the trip, sadly, was very uninspired.

To liven things up near the end of the week, we faced each other in an intense, head-to-head bland buffet food challenge. Two courses: salad and main. The objective: to create something fun, well-presented and tasty using only items from the resort’s mediocre buffet. (Side note: the rest of the resort was amazing).

We obviously could not judge our own competition, and both were sure of our own victories. Granted, I was competing against a red seal chef, so I don’t think the odds were in my favour. You let me know who you think won…

Geir’s Salad Course: Play on traditional Caesar

Laura’s Salad Course: Spinach Salad with Cactus, Balsamic & Oil, Parmesan and Capers. Jicama with “Aurora” Dressing. Cabbage Salad, Mushroom and Queso Fresco.

Pretty impressive, right?

Geir’s Main: Creamy Poblano Tacos, Accompanied by Traditional Guacamole, Salsa Verde and Pico de Gallo, Purple Cabbage and Fresh Lime

Laura’s Main: Play on English Fish n Chips – Potatoes Three Ways (fried, roasted and mashed), Breaded Fried Fish, Cabbage Slaw, Dressing with Capers, Peas… garnished with lime (no lemons available)

Yeah, I totally cleaned up… right? Comments please!


3 thoughts on “Bland Buffet Food Challenge!

  1. I’ll have to go with Laura’s salad because I would rather eat that one, and Geir’s main because though I’d like to eat both of the mains, I think Geir’s presentation is a bit better.

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