When I posted the mystery photo on Friday, I mentioned that we were heading to the Mandarin Restaurant this weekend to celebrate my oldest son, Bryan’s 21st birthday. We had a blast, as some of my Facebook friends can attest to after seeing the photo of me with little drink umbrellas in my hair and a fancy drink in my hand :).
The food was absolutely amazing, and being an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet left us wishing they had a carry out service to the car because we were too stuffed to walk. Trust me, we sure got our money’s worth out of that buffet. Even though it embarrassed the hell out of my children, I tried to snap a few photos of the restaurant and the food to share with you. The lighting around the buffet was not the greatest and it was very crowded, but I managed to get a few shots while listening to my kids say, “Mom!! Put the camera away!”
You will probably notice a pattern on my plates of food. Although there was a great selection of crab legs, clams, and shrimp among the buffet foods, I am not a seafood eater, so you won’t see any of that smelly stuff on my plate. Plus, many of you know that I am an self-professed chocoholic, and although there were unlimited flavours at the dessert buffet, you will find that everything I chose was from the chocolate family. Bryan’s girlfriend, Cayley, was laughing at me when I bit into the chocolate fudge cake because of the look on my face. I described it as a mouthgasm LOL!!
Without further ado, here are some photos that are sure to make you hungry :). It was kind of fun to experiment with food photography for a change. Ok, gotta go – I feel the need for a snack all of a sudden :).