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Decent pasta buffet in Wakefield. Very vegetarian friendly...

chompie | Mar 10, 200809:38 PM

Not too chowish/gourmet, but the Sheraton Wakefield has started a very decent pasta bar on Friday nites. They have revamped the place and it is pleasant and comfortable with booths and tables and very friendly waitstaff. There were some definite high and low points. The minestrone is fantastic. Totally vegetarian, thick and hearty. It's very hard to find good veggie soups so it was worth it for the soup alone for us. And the salad. They have antipasto meats and cheeses as well as veggie antipasto with mozz. balls, tomato, artichoke hears, olive selection and mushrooms. Several breads, but none very good. There were a few entrees including veggie lasagna, grilled veggies, ziti with pesto alfredo, chicken marsala and meatballs in sauce. Really surprising number of non meat entrees. Main courses were very average. They also had a shrimp scampi station which is a great idea cuz I could get it to order and i dont like wine or lemon so its hard to get it my way at restaurants. The shrimp tasted fresh but they were the ridiculous fingernail size shrimp..
Desserts were low point for me but they might be great for others. They had a delicious looking rum cake and tiramisu,both of which I dont like so I couldnt judge, and the cutest little mini pastries ever, but i didnt think they tasted good. Too sweet and freezer-y. It costs 12.95 which is worth it for soup and salads alone. Also tried the Prime Rib buffet on (Sat nites) for 1495. Dont eat meat but prime rib looked very good. The scrod had wine so they were very accomodating and made us special scrod to order. Filled up on the salad and a huge bowl of decent clam chowder. Chicken noodle soup looked very homeade. Also had good scalloped potatoes, baked potato bar, fresh but undercooked string beans. and several beautiful cakes that i still didnt like . ok fruit salad. Bread choices were crappy white bread and bulkie rolls. Odd choices.. It wasn't chowfare for the most part but it's a nice relaxing change of pace from dealing with menus and restaurant service.

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