Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cruise Food

To say that we enjoyed the food on the cruise is an understatement. We certainly didn’t skimp in the quantity we indulged or the frequency of our dining. Let’s just say that when I weighed myself the day we returned, I cheered when I realized I gained only 3 pounds.
We treated ourselves every morning to (free!) room service of coffee and a continental breakfast. My mom says that this is her favorite part of the cruise. [I, on the other hand, was more preoccupied with making sure I was awake when the breakfast arrived. I had several false alarms when I’d run to the door, sure that I had heard a knock, only to open the door and see no one there. Having said that, it was still such a treat to have breakfast delivered to the room!]
We ate breakfast in the dining room, too, and my favorite item was the made-for-you omelets. I was not only impressed with the taste, but how the chef could flip the omelets perfectly in the air. I’m going to try this at home, although I suspect that I might be eating eggs off the floor for a while.
Not only did we eat lunch, but we’d have little sandwiches at the afternoon tea, followed by my favorite, the sushi! The sushi bar started just an hour before our dinner, but that never stopped me. I was usually one of the first in line, and the sushi chefs started to recognize me a couple days into the cruise.
Even after eating the sushi, I had no problem eating our delicious 3-course dinners. Just thinking about the lobster meal we had one night and the chocolate melted cake for dessert makes my mouth water. (I have no pictures to show because apparently I was more interested in eating than photographing the food.)
However, the most interesting meal I had was an appetizer at lunch. I ordered an “antipasto platter,” which to me meant a plate of cheeses, meats, and/or olives. (I’m not crazy for thinking this, according to Wikipedia.) But, I guess on the cruise it meant sea creatures, complete with tentacles and suction cups, that may have been alive and swimming seconds ago.
Although I’m pretty adventurous with my food (and I do eat raw sushi), I prefer for my food to make me use my imagination a little on what it looked like when it was alive.
Even with that questionable dish, we didn’t have anything close to a bad meal.
And now, the only complainer is my stomach, who thinks it is still on a cruise and wants to eat every 2 hours.

12 comments:

d.a.r. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you just did an entire blog about food on vacation :) Seriously, this warms my heart! Ha!

And yeah...those little sea creatures look like they are going to swim off your plate...ick!

GUAMtastic said...

The sushi looks amazing. The characters from Little Mermaid, not so much :)

nanny said...

It becomes a real habit, uh?
I love, love omelets.....
Your antipasto dish looks like it should maybe be served on Survivor....sorry cruise line!!!

Jenna said...

Sounds like fun! I've always heard that cruise food is great! And if I had read antipasto then I would have thought the same thing you thought!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Ugh, I think I would have let that second plate go uneaten.

Yumm...chocolate cake and lobster. Now that's a good meal!

JG said...

Cruise food is THE reason to cruise!! But yeah, that last antipasto thing, that's...just wrong.

southeastcountrywife said...

LOL at the "eggs off the floor" and liking food that requires you to use your imagination comments. :)

New Girl on Post said...

I love cruise food! The sushi looks amazing too. I hope there's one on the cruise we're going on this summer.

Oh..and as far as the antipasti goes...truly in Italy antipasti just means appetizer, but usually if it's seafood, like you have it would be antipasti misto de mare or something similiar to that, so I'm not surprised you were expecting something else!

Mira said...

this was not a good time to read this post becasue I am so hungry! you know, the best food is the one that we donot capture in photos. ;)

brown eyed girl said...

I KNOW! I love breakfast room service! We always get that whenever we go on vacation! Sooo pampered! But obvi we all have different definitions of antipasta!

Jen's Farmily said...

We're going on a cruise in May (it'll be our first!) and our friends have already told us how great the food is. I can't wait!

I will admit that the last picture kind of freaks me out though.

Amanda said...

That reminds me SO much of when we were on our honeymoon. I got some seafood salad that had a little suctioncup-y creature in it and ate it. Later that night I started getting sick to my stomach and all I coudl think of was that thing. I ended up getting sick!

That cruise food sounds wonderful! Especially the sushi -- dont' even get me started on how much I like that. I'm headed to a cruise in June and can't wait for that tasty food!