Seating times are:  12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:00 pm. 

Due to hotel renovations occurring this year, the buffet will be served in our King Street courtyard and ballroom.
$45 – Adults* • $22 – Age 5 to 12* • Free – Age 4 and under
*Price includes music by pianist Bobby Zampino.

Reservations are required, please call 518-640-6182. **
Reservations can not be made online, or via OpenTable.

Salad Displays

Vegetarian Antipasti
Assorted grilled, marinated and pickled vegetables, stemmed artichokes, olive tapenade, hummus, toasted pita, garlic crostini (GF without pita and crostini/D/V)

Roasted Beets & Kale Salad
Yellow and red beets, chèvre, kale, sugared pecans, herbed olive oil (GF/V)

Roasted Butternut & Couscous Salad
Israeli couscous, roasted butternut squash, dried fruit, herbed olive oil (GF/D/V)

Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice
Cranberries, golden raisins, toasted pecans, apple champagne vinaigrette (GF/D)

Desmond Signature Salad
Chilled mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, cheddar cheese, our signature creamy garlic dressing (GF without dressing/D without dressing and cheese/V)

Soup Station

Our award-winning New England Clam Chowder
Maple Pumpkin Bisque (V)

Chef’s Carving Station

Butter Basted Turkey (GF)
Slow-Roasted Aged Prime Rib (GF/D)
Complemented with cranberry relish, brandied gravy, au jus

Sauté Station

Cheese tortellini, candied pancetta, roasted pumpkin


Chicken Coq Au Vin
Boneless chicken breast, red wine, mushrooms, baby onions, roasted fingerling potatoes (D)

Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Polenta florentine, port demi glaze (GF/D)

Oven Roasted Salmon
Atlantic salmon fillet, braised fennel, wild rice, rosemary beurre blanc (GF)

Penne a la Vodka
Fall vegetables (V)

Side Dishes

Apple Sage Stuffing (V)
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes (GF/V)
Candied Sweet Yams (GF/D/V)
Brussels sprouts, sugar rubbed bacon butter (GF)
Fresh-baked Rolls (V)

Dessert Displays

Assorted elegant cakes, pastries and traditional holiday pies including:
Apple Pie (V)
Pumpkin Pie (V)
Bourbon Street Pecan Pie (V)
Warm Pear Cobbler, cranberry streusel (V)
Desmond Bread Pudding (V)


Coffee – Tea – Milk – Chocolate Milk – Soda
Alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge

Children’s Menu

Tossed Garden Salad, assorted dressings (GF without dressings/V)
Diced Fruit (GF/D/V)
Chicken Tenders
Curly Fries (D/V)
Penne Pasta, marinara sauce (V)
Franks in a Blanket


*20% service charge and 8% tax will be added, total price per person comes to $58.32/adult and $28.51/child age 5 to 12.
**A credit card is required at the time of reservation to hold your seating. Please inform us of any food allergies at time of reservation.

Service charges are distributed as follows: 15.25% to Banquet Service staff, 0.5% to Banquet Housepersons, 0.5% to Kitchen staff, 0.5% to General Housekeeping staff, and a 3.25% Administrative charge.

Buffet items are labeled above as GF=gluten-free, D=dairy free, V=meat free vegetarian/dairy & eggs consumed.
We take food allergies very seriously, and make every effort to produce a menu that can be enjoyed by everyone. For an event of this magnitude however, we recommend that any guests with food intolerances/dietary restrictions carefully review the menu and plan ahead accordingly.  Due to the number of guests attending, we cannot guarantee that the buffet  is free from cross-contamination or that it meets any strict dietary preferences such as gluten-free or vegan.
Please let us know at time of reservation if you have a life threatening/anaphylactic food allergy such as peanuts, tree nuts or shellfish and a special plate will be provided.
We appreciate your understanding regarding our dedication to this important topic.