Marriott at Grand National to host ‘Thanksgiving Day Buffet’ Nov. 22


By Morgan Bryce

Those in the Auburn-Opelika area looking to avoid the hassles of preparing a large Thanksgiving meal for families and friends can join in the festivities at the Marriott at Grand National’s annual “Thanksgiving Day Buffet” Nov. 22.
Reservations are required, costing $38 per person, $19 for children 6-12 years old and free for children 5 years old or under. Time slots available are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information or to make a reservation: call 334-737-2187. The hotel is located at 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail.
Following is a full menu of the buffet’s offerings:
Salad Bar
Citrus Kale Slaw Roasted Beet Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Arugula
Fall Quinoa Salad
Ranch Broccoli & Bacon Salad
Sweet Potato Salad
Crisp Romaine Lettuce
Cornbread Croutons – Shaved Parmesan – Goat Cheese Crumbles Peppercorn Ranch – Blood Orange & Cranberry Vinaigrette – Grilled Lemon
Caesar Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad with Bay Leaf Simple Syrup
Soup Station
Gingerbread Butternut Squash Bisque
Orange Yogurt
Crispy Fried Leeks
Carving Station
Smoked Prime Rib
Pan Jus Horseradish Sauce
Action Station
McEwen & Sons Stoneground Grits
Spicy Corn Relish, Bacon Jam, Etoufée Sauce,
Creole Lemon BBQ Sauce Fried Catfish, Shrimp Sauté
Grilled Jalapeno Peppers, Green Onions, Garlic Roasted Tomatoes Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar
Hot Selection
Wild Mushroom Cornbread Dressing
Roasted Root Vegetables
Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Roasted Chestnuts
Sweet Potato Casserole with Spiced Pecan Crumble
Sweet Garden Peas and Pearl Onions Au Gratin
Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Buttery Sautéed Leeks
Bourbon Maple Glazed Roast Pork Loin
Herb Roasted Turkey
Pan Gravy
Cranberry Relish and Cranberry Sauce
NOLA Bread Pudding with Amaretto Glaze
White Chocolate Crème
Chef’s Selection of Assorted Desserts
Dessert Action Station
Bananas Foster with Smoked Maple Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream.


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