Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mother's Day at the Club

Mother's Day at the Pacific Club has become a bit of a tradition for us.  Hubby, Knolton, and I usually take his mother, my parents, and friends along for the traditional Mother's Day buffet brunch.  Now, I'll be the first to tell you that I hate buffets.  Hate. Sharing. Food. Period!  I cringe at the idea of eating something that someone else might have touched, breathed on, looked at funny...  I will flat out refuse to share food on my plate with anyone, even friends and family.  "If my food looked so good to you, you should have ordered it yourself!"  Yeah, I'm that girl.

But I definitely make an exception for the special occasion buffets at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.  Why?  One word...Bloody Mary Bar.  (OK, that was three words, but they should always be fused as one.)  This year was a bit more fun as they added a juice bar for the champagne, with choices of blood orange, mango, strawberry, tangerine, raspberry, and peach.  What a great and simple idea!  I'm definitely doing that for the next backyard party we throw.

Bloody Mary & Juice Bar
 If the Bloody Mary Bar weren't enough, they have a carving station, seafood station with king crab, lobster, oysters, shrimp, sushi, Dessert Bar with a chocolate fountain, and a Shortcake Station!  Yum!  My favorite is still the Bloody Mary Bar while Knolton was all over that chocolate Fountain; think he even took a cup to fill.  They have an amazing man-made lake next door to walk the kids to see ducks.  So cute!

Dessert Bar

Individual pound cake bites and marshmallows for dipping in the chocolate fountain

Carving Station

Seafood Station

Strawberry Shortcake Bar

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!  Knolton (and hubby) bought me a new camera, so hopefully you'll be seeing better pictures soon...

*photos by Knolton Clark


  1. I am a kindred spirit in the non-buffet loving, non-entree sharing catagory, but I think I could also make an exception here!