Special rolls! The roll in the center was especially good, it was more like a flaky cheesy seeded croissant than a roll. Tasty, wish there were more of them in the breadbasket.
One of the appetizers was "Twice baked goat cheese souffle, garlic sabayon" - Owen got this. I tried a bite, it was a bit dry, and very much like a biscuit sitting on top of cheesy gravy.
I got the "Tian of crab, scallop and shrimp, duo of caviar, papaya coulis". The tian was inedible, just terrible tasting, bland and gross, bad texture. The caviar was yummy, so I carefully scraped them off the yuckfest which was the tian. The scallops were okay, kinda small and not too flavorful, but good chew.
The soup that Owen ordered was the "Double chicken broth with vermicelli and scallions" - Owen loved this, it's basically a hearty flavorful chicken noodle soup.
Just to try it, I got the "Iced pineapple and banana soup with rum", it's okay, but just not my bag. After two sips I was pretty much done with the flavor, kinda like a mai tai with ice cream melted in it.
Charisse got the "Golden fresh fruit collection flavored with kirschwasser." Oh, consistently delicious and sweet fruit. I miss it so.
And now, what some of us had been waiting the whole cruise for - the "Lobster tail and King Prawns - Served with a Turmeric Fennel Emulsion, accompanied with wilted romaine lettuce, whipped potatoes."As good as that all sounds (and looks), this dish overall was very disappointing. The lobster tail meat was not sweet. The shrimps were great though, really meaty and had the flavor I was hoping for in the lobster. The mashed potatoes were filler.
Owen, not always being a fan of the shellfish foods, got the "Beef Wellington - Perigourdine Sauce - Puff pastry wrapped tenderloin of beef in a black truffle madeira demi glace, market fresh vegetables and duchess potatoes". Potatoes were gross and dry, puff pastry was undercooked, but the beef was good! This was the main course to get that night. The broccoli was good too.
Tonight's dessert was the Baked Alaska! The waiters paraded around the dining room, each with a huge, flaming Baked Alaska...isn't it pretty?
Here's a cross section - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry were the flavors of the innards of the ice cream, atop cake, and all covered with meringue.
And then to make it even better, they covered each piece in that delicious dark chocolate sauce. It made it even better!
Rolling on down to the last of these Alaska posts! Stay tuned!