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2015 Mexican Riviera Cruise Food

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.

One of Jeri's Favorite Desserts. Click photo for full size.
One of Jeri’s Favorite Desserts. Click photo for full size.

Although it doesn’t look like much, we savored each bite of this one.

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Crunchy Shortbread. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Raspberry Mouse with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Crunchy Shortbread. Click photo for full size.

The Inside of the Chocolate Raspberry Mouse. Click photo for full size.
The Inside of the Chocolate Raspberry Mouse. Click photo for full size.

This was an appetizer, Sushi with Bacardi Wasabi Emulsion and Kimchi.

Sushi with Bacardi Wasabi Emulsion and Kimchi. Click photo for full size.
Sushi with Bacardi Wasabi Emulsion and Kimchi. Click photo for full size.

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.

The Love Boat - Chocolate Mousse on a Chocolate Brownie. Click photo for full size.
The Love Boat – Chocolate Mousse on a Chocolate Brownie. Click photo for full size.

We (Jeri and Tim) are glad that we don’t have any nut allergies so we could enjoy this one.

Another Chocolate Dessert. Click photo for full size.
Another Chocolate Dessert. Click photo for full size.

We did eat other foods besides desserts. Here we are at breakfast.

Jeri at Breakfast with Her Watermelon Dress. Click photo for full size.
Jeri at Breakfast with Her Watermelon Dress. Click photo for full size.

Tim Enjoying the Breakfast Buffet. Click photo for full size.
Tim Enjoying the Breakfast Buffet. Click photo for full size.

The International Cafe was open 24 hours and offered drinks (including specialty coffees) and snacks.

Jeri Ordering Coffee at the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Ordering Coffee at the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.

An Afternoon Snack from the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.
An Afternoon Snack from the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.

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).

Fettuccine Alfredo in Crisp Parmesan Basket. Click photo for full size.
Fettuccine Alfredo in Crisp Parmesan Basket. Click photo for full size.

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.

Chocolate Lovers Delight - Dark chocolate truffle mousse, tiny gateau opera, hazelnut chocolate parfait. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Lovers Delight – Dark chocolate truffle mousse, tiny gateau opera, hazelnut chocolate parfait. Click photo for full size.

Chocolate Lovers Delight - Up Close. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Lovers Delight – Up Close. Click photo for full size.

On “sea days”, we usually had lunch at one of the buffets.

Jeri Sitting with Our Lunch Salads. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Sitting with Our Lunch Salads. Click photo for full size.

Jeri had this for supper one night: Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati – Baked zucchini with cheese and onion stuffing, cannellini bean ragout.

Jeri with Her Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati. Click photo for full size.
Jeri with Her Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati. Click photo for full size.

Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati - Baked zucchini with cheese and onion stuffing, cannellini bean ragout. Click photo for full size.
Zucchini Ripieni Gratinati – Baked zucchini with cheese and onion stuffing, cannellini bean ragout. Click photo for full size.

Our waiter, Gary, was kind to bring us steamed vegetables each evening.

Some Steamed Vegetables. Click photo for full size.
Some Steamed Vegetables. Click photo for full size.

Another fabulous dessert was their Tiramisu – Espresso, zabaglione cream, bittersweet cocoa.

Tim with His Tiramisu. Click photo for full size.
Tim with His Tiramisu. Click photo for full size.

Tiramisu - Espresso, zabaglione cream, bittersweet cocoa. Click photo for full size.
Tiramisu – Espresso, zabaglione cream, bittersweet cocoa. Click photo for full size.

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.

Thai Wraps with Cucumber and Bean Sprouts - Grilled spring onions and silky tofu in rice paper with roasted chili and rice wine vinaigrette. Click photo for full size.
Thai Wraps with Cucumber and Bean Sprouts – Grilled spring onions and silky tofu in rice paper with roasted chili and rice wine vinaigrette. Click photo for full size.

Here’s the salad: Belgian Endive, Boston Lettuce and Tomato.

Belgian Endive, Boston Lettuce and Tomato. Click photo for full size.
Belgian Endive, Boston Lettuce and Tomato. Click photo for full size.

Here’s the soup: Roasted Tomato Cream Soup with brioche croutons and basil pesto swirl.

Roasted Tomato Cream Soup with brioche croutons and basil pesto swirl. Click photo for full size.
Roasted Tomato Cream Soup with brioche croutons and basil pesto swirl. Click photo for full size.

Here’s the main dish: Rollatine Ripiene con Zucca, Mascarpone e Noci – Baked crepes filled with roasted pumpkin, mascarpone and walnuts thyme-cream sauce.

Rollatine Ripiene con Zucca, Mascarpone e Noci - Baked crepes filled with roasted pumpkin, mascarpone and walnuts thyme-cream sauce. Click photo for full size.
Rollatine Ripiene con Zucca, Mascarpone e Noci – Baked crepes filled with roasted pumpkin, mascarpone and walnuts thyme-cream sauce. Click photo for full size.

One of our favorite desserts: Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine.

Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine. Click photo for full size.

Inside of the Chocolate Pistachio Dome. Click photo for full size.
Inside of the Chocolate Pistachio Dome. Click photo for full size.

I (Tim) had a fresh veggie burger for lunch. Sorry to say this…but I think that I prefer the store-bought veggie burgers.

Veggie Burger with Fries. Click photo for full size.
Veggie Burger with Fries. Click photo for full size.

Strawberry Parfait. Click photo for full size.
Strawberry Parfait. Click photo for full size.

Our lunch dessert was Chocolate Marquise Slice with Coffee Sauce.

Chocolate Marquise Slice with Coffee Sauce. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Marquise Slice with Coffee Sauce. Click photo for full size.

This was supper on our last night.

Chilled Curried Pumpkin Cream Soup spiced with cumin, coriander and cardamon in coconut milk. Click photo for full size.
Chilled Curried Pumpkin Cream Soup spiced with cumin, coriander and cardamon in coconut milk. Click photo for full size.

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Sundried Tomatoes Chives and Hearts of Romaine. Click photo for full size.
Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Sundried Tomatoes Chives and Hearts of Romaine. Click photo for full size.
Eggplant and Basmati Rice Timbale with crisp-fried fritters, juicy mango cheek and spicy tomato sauce. Click photo for full size.
Eggplant and Basmati Rice Timbale with crisp-fried fritters, juicy mango cheek and spicy tomato sauce. Click photo for full size.
Baked Alaska. Click photo for full size.
Baked Alaska. Click photo for full size.
Apple Pie a la Mode. Click photo for full size.
Apple Pie a la Mode. Click photo for full size.

Breakfast on our last morning…just before we disembarked the ship.

Breakfast - English muffin, croissant, muesli, peaches, cereal, orange juice, and soy milk. Click photo for full size.
Breakfast – English muffin, croissant, muesli, peaches, cereal, orange juice, and soy milk. Click photo for full size.

Tim and Jeri on our Last Morning. Click photo for full size.
Tim and Jeri on our Last Morning. Click photo for full size.

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