First up to bat...
"Strasbourg Duck Liver Pate, flavored with vintage port and served with warm toasted brioche" - this was pretty decent, although I am still not really accustomed to liver flavor. This was mild though. The brioche was really tasty. My brother ended up eating half of the portion of the pate, . The red jelly thing was tasteless and I wondered why it was even on the plate.
Another fruit plate, excellent as usual, and a good assortment this time around too. Kiwi fruits weren't always available in the usual fruit salad mix at the buffet, so it was a good treat.
This was Charisse's escargot plate. I didn't get these myself, because it would have been a bit too intense, plus, I'm not the biggest fan of snails myself. These, however, smelled really good - doesn't anything smell pretty decent, cooked in butter and garlic? - and were done pretty well. I tried one - it tasted and had the consistency of an earthy mushroom. The sauce was very good with these, and after she was done with the snails, she used some bread to sop up some of the delicious buttery sauce.
Justin got Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder - A Hearty Soup flavored with Spring Onion Vermouth and Cayenne" - I only tried a spoonful of this, it was just okay.
For my soup, I got the Onion Soup Gratin - A Traditional French onion soup baked with Emmenthal Cheese" - This was pretty delicious as it was mostly cheese and bread. The soup itself was pretty great though. Lots of cooked down onions, a broth that was rich and deep with flavor - this was a winner.
In keeping with the French theme, I got Crispy Duck a l'Orange - Roast Ducking Glazed with an Orange Curacao Sauce, Accompanied by Briased Red Cabbage and macaire potatoes" - this was ok, the duck was pretty dry and not "crispy" at all, the potatoes were good, the green beans were okay, the red cabbage was gross.
Owen got the Rack of Lamb Dijonnaise - Roasted Rib Chops Coated in Mustard and Bread crubs with brussels sprouts and roasted garlic mashed potatoes" Owen really liked this, as it was lamb, and decently cooked, i.e. not horribly overdone. Owen hates brussel spouts so he didn't eat any of those.
This was the peach sorbet, it was okay but definitely not as good as the black cherry sorbet. However, it was refreshing, and good for cleaning the palate after all that rich food.
Justin got the apple cake, which had a lot of cooked down apples over a tart crust. I liked the design of the apple that they had drawn on the plate before they placed the apple cake over it.
This was the sugar free option of the night, puff pastry swans. This was disgusting. Tasteless, not sweet, just...not good.
This mint chip ice cream was pretty good, I got one taste of it, as Owen ate the rest of it.
Stay with me, everyone...getting there to the end of these Alaska posts...