(Continued from Day 2, Pt. 4) … OK, OK, Dinner time arrived. It happens to be one of my favorite times of the day. If you do not believe me, just ask that pair of my pants that “shrunk in the dryer” while we were on holiday. Must have been that self serve laundry on the ship… yeah… that’s the ticket. 😉
As mentioned in the previous post, we were seated at our table straightaway. We were a party of five, seated at a table for six, and on this day, we noticed they had given us a little more “elbow room” by removing the extra chair. A nice touch that I noticed, even though nothing was said about it. The first thing I noticed about the dinner menu (actually checked earlier in the day at the entrance to the dining room) was that there was no lobster. Not a big loss, because there were two other main dishes that caught my attention. We ordered our starters, which were apparently the Caesar Salad, the French Onion Soup, and the “Crispy Crab Roll”, since I don’t recall having any of the other items on the starter menu, nor do I have photos. We also ordered our main courses, and got ready to enjoy our Gala Night meal.
After finishing the starters, the plates were removed, and very shortly thereafter, our main courses arrived. We had all ordered some combination of the Alaskan King Crab Legs and the Beef and Veal Tenderloin with Jumbo Prawn. Truth is, I think each of us ordered both. We had been training for this moment our entire lives. The tenderloin combo with jumbo prawn was honestly probably my favorite. The crab legs were good, but there’s just something special about a nicely cooked tenderloin, and these were done nicely.. a perfect medium rare, in my case. The jumbo prawn also did not disappoint. That thing was massive… and tasty.
With the main courses left in the wake of our foodfest, we set our sights on dessert.
First up on the dessert offerings was the Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Chip Souffle. Being a family of geeks, we had to bring Doctor Who’s Clara into the discussion, with her quest to make the perfect Souffle. It was quite tasty, and Clara would have been proud.
Some of us also ordered the cheesecake. It was a pretty yummy cheesecake, and was enjoyed as well. Dinner and dessert had left us pretty full, but I still managed to order Cappuccinos and the “Hazel Eyes” cordial for the adults. We had become quite a fan of their cappuccinos, and enjoyed them after dinners along with our desserts. During the early part of dinner, an older gentleman from a nearby table came by to compliment our family, and make nice comments about how nice it was to see the teens well mannered and dressed nicely. I thought this was quite nice, and set the tone for a nice dinner. … (Continue to Day 2, Pt. 6)