Magleby’s buffets: Many favorites to choose from
Normallywhen I eat somewhere, I pick out a few favorites. The problem with Magleby’s is that I loved everything. I had the privilege of reviewing Magleby’s buffets. Wait! You’re saying, “Magleby’s has a buffet?” I know, right? How did I miss this? The Wednesday lunch buffet is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the evening buffet is held the last Friday of the month from 4 to 9 p.m. The evening buffet is a life-changing experience. We are talking 16 items including appetizers: everything from prime rib to crab legs to grilled romaine lettuce to almond-encrusted salmon to chocolate cake. Everything I green beans, fingerling potatoes and the tasted was its own utopian world of flavor portobello mushroom raviolis. Oh, those combinations. Yes, I just went there. raviolis with the rich, nutty flavor paired
Let’s start with the appetizers, shall with the creamy sauce. we? How about watermelon and prosciutto, Okay, by now you’ve probably noticed chicken cordon bleu bites and arancini that this isn’t your average menu. Part of (fried risotto in a honey-almond marmalade)? what makes Magleby’s amazing is the My personal favorite was the grilled chef, Kuldeep Singh. Chef Kuldeep is a romaine BLT. So they GRILL the romaine brilliant, talented chef, and he’s a genuinely lettuce and top it with bacon, fresh tomato nice guy. When he talks about his dishes, and parmesan. It was divine, crunchy and you can tell he loves creating extraordinary crisp with smoky bacon flavor. food. His creativity really shines at
Next up, entrees. The star of the show is the evening buffets where he can try out the seafood table. People were going crazy new dishes. for the snow crab legs served with melted Ok. Desserts. When I looked at the dessert butter. Then there is the shrimp with table, I swear that I heard the “Hallelujah cocktail sauce, AND they had coconut-encrusted Chorus.” So, you know about the red snapper, tequila lime mahi and Magleby’s cake, right? Ok. If you don’t, salmon en croute. I became addicted to you need to go to Magleby’s immediately the almond crusted salmon. It had a gentle and get a slice. It is the best chocolate cake sweetness from the mango and basil chutney on the planet made from scratch every day. combined with the salmon and then The chocolate cake is decadent and rich, the crunch of the almonds. I could have yet light. Don’t know how they do that, but eaten it all day long. they do. Then they add on this thick, rich,
Then they have your traditional carving fudgy frosting. I got to meet the woman station with prime rib. But there is nothing who created the famous chocolate cake, normal or traditional about this tender Lenora Parkinson. She is a legend and just prime rib served with au jus. Wow. The as delightful as her signature cake. flavors were astounding, and then you add The dessert table also had carrot cake, some of the garlic mashed potatoes and lemon cake, German chocolate cake, you’re in culinary heaven. Plus you have cookies and more. The cobbler was a Harvey slicing up the meat for you and always sweet vanilla cake with a nice sugary trying to talk you into taking more. I crust that you top with peaches straight love that man. from the orchard and whipped cream. Is
And we haven’t even touched on the this sounding unreal to you? It was amazing. stuffed chicken with apricot and pistachios But the star of the dessert table was and capsicum sauce (red pepper sauce). the triple chocolate bread pudding. Bread So tender, yet sweet and delicious. Fresh pudding - nothing special, right? Oh wait, the “bread” for this pudding is leftover chocolate cake. Get your attention? Then they add in three kinds of chocolate chips and bake it until it has a sugary, delicious crust. Then, and only then, do you add on a generous helping of raspberry sauce, and paradise is yours.
So that is the Friday evening buffet. Forty dollars a person and worth every penny. Perfect for an anniversary, birthday or monthly splurge. You must go. However, if you want to start at a beginner’s level, you can go for the Wednesday lunch buffet. The Wednesday lunch buffet is a little more approachable with six to eight items. It’s still delicious and just a little less intimidating. When I went, they had top round sirloin with au jus, Portobello ravioli, salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, parmesan chicken with prosciutto, baked salmon with lobster sauce and chicken picatta. Plus the dessert buffet. All of this for the economical price tag of $14.
So basically, you need to treat yourself to Magleby’s. Reservations are recommended and large parties are welcome. Magleby’s is located at 198 S. Main in Springville. They are open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.