• Food

    Dreaming of the Buffet, R.I.P.

    Even before the pandemic, buffets were struggling, with tastes leaning towards quality versus quantity. One day, remembering the buffet will be like remembering when you weren’t required to wear seat belts in the car, if you are old enough to remember that. You love buffets. When traveling, you select the hotels that offer free continental breakfasts of usually stale cheese Danishes and bruised fruit settled in metal baskets. The level above continental breakfasts are the buffet breakfasts with hot food like the extraordinarily yellow and chunky scrambled eggs, crispy and almost clear bacon, and cubes of potatoes. On cruise ships, you prefer the extravagant displays of appetizers, salads, and regional…