Signatures Chef's Tony Axelby and Chris Walsh with a couple of lovely looking dishes.
Signatures Chef's Tony Axelby and Chris Walsh with a couple of lovely looking dishes. Blainey Woodham

Gourmet gluttons sure to be satiated at Buffet D’Hote

A NEW culinary trend that has gluttons trembling with anticipation has reached the Tweed.

Signatures Restaurant at Outrigger Twin Towns Resort two months ago became among the first locally to embrace the trend when it launched Buffet D'Hote on Friday and Saturday nights.

Buffet D'Hote is a gut-busting combination of a five-star buffet plus a choice of main meals from a set menu all for one price.

"It's a buffet with a twist," says Kim Chilcott, food and beverage manager for Twin Towns 10 restaurants.

"You're basically getting double the choice of main meals. So it's like volume food at a great price."

He said the trend for the combination of buffet and a menu where you ordered from the table was gathering pace globally.

The dinner menu on Friday and Saturdays, which features a host of local produce, includes a New Zealand Regal Salmon, Barkers Creek pork cutlet, roasted chicken breast, beef sirloin with garlic cream prawns, oven-roasted rack of lamb or grilled Barramundi.

It's a buffet with a twist. You're basically getting double the choice of main meals. So it's like volume food at a great price.

But on top of that, patrons also get to help themselves as many times as they like to the elaborate offerings at the 15-metre long savoury and sweet buffet all for the set price of $39 for adults and $25 for kids.

Signatures also offers a buffet breakfast seven days a week for $29 that is attracting a capacity 300 diners most days.

In a spread that would make an anti-obesity campaigner weep, breakfast includes eight hot display bowls offering a range of meats including lambs fry and bacon plus hash browns, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Patrons can watch their meal prepared at a live cooking station with a chef preparing five different kinds of eggs cooked to patron's exact specifications.

There's also separate hot pastry, fresh and compote fruits and cereal bar sections and bottomless tea and coffee.

To celebrate the $20 million makeover of the adjoining Twin Towns Services Club, the resort has launched a dine and stay package which includes overnight accommodation in a hotel studio room and dinner for two in Signatures restaurant for just $245, or $265 for an upgrade to a deluxe hotel room.



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