Even though we (Jeri and Tim) are vegetarians and a lot of the food was catered to meat-eaters (lobster, steak, seafood, etc.), we still enjoyed the food very much. So here are some of our favorites.
Most of the highlights were desserts. And many of those centered around chocolate.
Although it doesn’t look like much, we savored each bite of this one.
This was an appetizer, Sushi with Bacardi Wasabi Emulsion and Kimchi.
The dessert menu changed every night. However a few items were standard. The Love Boat, Chocolate Mousse on a Chocolate Brownie, was one of the ones that was always available.
We (Jeri and Tim) are glad that we don’t have any nut allergies so we could enjoy this one.
We did eat other foods besides desserts. Here we are at breakfast.
The International Cafe was open 24 hours and offered drinks (including specialty coffees) and snacks.
Another standard menu item was the Fettuccine Alfredo in Crisp Parmesan Basket. I (Tim) was afraid that the dish might contain milk and give me a stomach ache. But I was fine so they must prepare it using cream and butter (milk fat without any milk protein).
Here’s another dessert that was only available for one night: Chocolate Lovers Delight – Dark chocolate truffle mousse, tiny gateau opera, hazelnut chocolate parfait. By the way, these three items were on a large dinner plate.
On “sea days”, we usually had lunch at one of the buffets.
Jeri had this for supper one night: Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati – Baked zucchini with cheese and onion stuffing, cannellini bean ragout.
Our waiter, Gary, was kind to bring us steamed vegetables each evening.
Another fabulous dessert was their Tiramisu – Espresso, zabaglione cream, bittersweet cocoa.
Here are yet again some of the dishes from another evening meal. Starting with our appetizer, Thai Wraps with Cucumber and Bean Sprouts – Grilled spring onions and silky tofu in rice paper with roasted chili and rice wine vinaigrette.
Here’s the salad: Belgian Endive, Boston Lettuce and Tomato.
Here’s the soup: Roasted Tomato Cream Soup with brioche croutons and basil pesto swirl.
Here’s the main dish: Rollatine Ripiene con Zucca, Mascarpone e Noci – Baked crepes filled with roasted pumpkin, mascarpone and walnuts thyme-cream sauce.
One of our favorite desserts: Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine.
I (Tim) had a fresh veggie burger for lunch. Sorry to say this…but I think that I prefer the store-bought veggie burgers.
Our lunch dessert was Chocolate Marquise Slice with Coffee Sauce.
This was supper on our last night.
Breakfast on our last morning…just before we disembarked the ship.