Monday, October 13, 2008

our honeymoon turned out to be a gastronomic binge. everything that i loved about western food was at its best here, not a single thing was held back!
we were on the Gemini, a mid size-ish ship with only 2 restaurants, but the food was top notch for every meal!
there was the Ocean Palace, for fine dining meals and the mariner's buffet for casual buffet meals.
this is the view from mariner's buffet. it's fun to sit by a window that changes scene everyday!

and here's where the buffet is.
i loved the continental cheese selection that was available everyday for lunch.
here's a selection from the buffet, lamb chops, butter seafood, stir fried choysum [his fav!]

Ocean Palace
our first meal on board was at ocean palace which is the ship's fine dining restaurant.
so we had the 3 course dinner with starter, mains and dessert.
i love pumpkin soup. this one was excellent, with croutons and pumpkin seeds as garnish.
gav had the prosciutto and asparagus starter.
and the chicken and mushroom broth with one wanton.
the last time i had cannelloni was in melbourne at lygon street. this one was just as good! stuffed with spinach and ricotta, covered with cheese and tomato sauce.
gav loves his meat so he had the steak and fries. he said it was top notch too. i wonder how easy it is to make a nice steak. all you have to do is marinade the meat and put it on the grill right?

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