Jun 26, 2017
Having spent last Christmas Day at Villa de Flora buffet at the Gaylord Palms I thought I would share this. The food is excellent quality, the carvery is truly superb. Starting with Antipasti of amazing choice & quality. Very large selection of Artisan breads with various infused butters and oils. Then onto the Great sea food Selection. Beautiful Jumbo Gulf White shrimp, oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon, Mussels and cooked fish too. Soup section next and a few to choose from but highly recommend the Classic Clam Chowder (best I've had!) Entrees of Braised Beef Short Ribs, Seared Local Snapper & Herb crusted Pork Loin Loosened my belt - Christmas Day really was a Feast, there was Gammon, Prime Rib & Turkey - all beautifully prepared. Succulent, Melt in the mouth,Absolutely delicious. There is a great choice side dishes, Creamy mashed potatoes, Roasted root vegetables, Candied sweet potatoes, Coriander Honey Glazed Carrots, etc,etc. The desserts bar was fantastic - Had to try a little of each (purely research purposes) and have to say they know what they are doing. Now all of this is set within the Beautiful Indoor Gardens in the Center of Gaylord Palms, the Christmas Decorations and ICE show are worth a visit on there own. Whilst the price was on the high side we were not disappointed, with both Service and the setting matching up to the exceptional food. Well worth a Special Occasion visit.