Avocado Boat with seafood in a lime cilantro vinagrette. Avocado and seafood, can't go wrong. The avocado was nicely ripe. Not too much seafood but not bad for an appetizer.
I got the Vol au Vent a la Reine - A flaky puff pastry case filled with chicken and mushroom in sauce supreme - this was awesome. I wish I could have one right now. The inside was kinda like pot pie, if you made it with Campbell's Cream of mushroom soup. The flaky outside was very well done, not undercooked like the other pastry dinner items we had on other nights.
Justin got some Floridian Oranges Steeped in Grand Marnier and Mint - The mint was kind of weird, as it tinted the oranges a bit green, but an orange is an orange. Albeit, a decent orange, since we had access to that amazing fruit on the cruise.
I was curious about what this was - "A Classic Philadelphia Pepper Pot" - It's just spicy minestrone. The mystery is solved. This was just okay.
Another prime rib night - "Texas Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish - Roast beef with natural juice, grilled roma tomato, corn on the cob and baked idaho potato" - this is my "medium rare" cut. This is definitely NOT medium rare. I only ate half of this. This cruise does not know how to use salt on meat. Disappointing, to say the least. The baked potato, solid and good as always. Didn't eat my corn on the cob, but it seemed a bit oversteamed.
Owen loves turkey - given the choice, he'd eat turkey at almost every meal. So, seeing this on the menu, he instantly ordered it..."Young Tom Turkey and all the trimmings - Whole Roasted with Bread Fruit stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and glazed sweet potatoes" - Owen was in heaven. Thanksgiving came early for him. After I took this picture, they also added cranberry sauce, which really sealed the deal.
Justin and I decided to get this plate to share - "Sea Scallops Mediterranean Fashion - Served over Ratatouille of Eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, kalamata black olives, capers and fresh herbs" - I sneaked a few of the scallops, it was alright, but I think the mediterranian sauce was a bit off. It made the scallops almost...bitter tasting.
Dessert time! First up, a Honey and vanilla ice cream cake thing. I tasted it, it was okay. Not horribly memorable.
I got this strawberry mousse, the sugar free choice of the evening. The taste of this is described in one word: pink. It tasted like the color pink. Nothing really much of substance, that fakey sugary taste. This was really disgusting.
More mousse, but much better than that horrible sugar free crap. Vanilla and Chocolate Mousse, with chocolate shavings on top, it was really rich and tasty, especially as a contrast to the pink nastiness that I had just tasted.
The Princess Chocolate Heart dessert, one of the options that you could have every night. More of the same texture of the mousse, except a bit more cakey.
A splurge on the last night of the cruise, Owen decided on getting a chocolate sundae, with chocolate ice cream and fudge. This is a combination you pretty much can't mess up for him.
That's pretty much the end of the cruise! We had another sitdown breakfast before leaving the ship, but it was pretty much what we had last time we had the sitdown breakfast. What an eating marathon. I think I'm done with cruises for a bit, but it was great to catch up with family, and see Alaska! Now back to our regularly scheduled program of food blogging around LA!