2019 World Cruise - Day 7
Up in the buffet, I had a nice sunny side up egg, English bacon, sausage, stir fry vegetables, very mild salsa & toast.
The birthday girl had an omelette loaded with jalapenos, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, ham, and peppers. She topped it with some very mild salsa.
She also had a couple of items from the pastry station. A blueberry danish & a chocolate croissant.
Afterwards, we just hung out in the room, watched some TV & I worked on the blog, until it was time to go eat lunch in the main dining room.
We both started with the mozzarella sticks. These were large tasty breaded cheese sticks. Shelly said, "It was lots of gooey cheese but I found the breading a bit thick."
|Crunchy Fried Mozzarella Sticks|
with marinara dipping sauce
Next, I had the New England clam chowder. This was a thin broth with really no remarkable flavor. I didn’t even bother finishing it.
|New England Clam Chowder|
with oyster crackers
Shelly didn't really seem to enjoy here matzah balls soup. "It was a brothy soup with julienne veggies, that was little bit too salty."
|Chicken Broth with Matzah Balls|
and julienne of fine vegetables
For my entree, I had a pretty good lasagna. I think it would be better with more sauce, but the meat to cheese ratio was spot on.
layered pasta sheets with minced beef and creamy cheese sauce
|Triple Decker Chicken Club Sandwich|
with bacon, lettuce, tomato and potato chips
|Stracciatella Ice Cream|
|Cold Smoked Salmon and Soused Crayfish Tails|
bloody mary marinated crayfish served with dilled cucumber salad
Next was the deep fried sushi. This sounded better than what arrived. It would have been better if it was cooked to order. It tasted as though they mass produced them, plated for service, & they set till ordered. Shelly also tried this and said, "the wasabi gave a nice kick, the kimchi was a different addition to sushi. The rolls were fried then cut in thin slices. I wished it was served fresher as the tempura was spongy not crispy."
|Deep Fried Sushi with Bacardi Wasabi Emulsion and Kimchi|
tempura fried vegetable rice rolls and spicy marinated cabbage
winning dish of the 6th annual Bacardi bartender & chef cruise competition awarded to Princess Cruises
She ordered the salad with a creamy vinaigrette.
|Garden Mixed Greens, Radicchio & Cucumber Shoestrings|
choice of homemade and low-fat dressings
|Red Wine and Shiitake Braised Beef Short Ribs|
with a side of root vegetables, baby onions and forked mash potatoes
|Home-Style Cuisine: Classic Turkey Pot Pie|
white meat & vegetables bound in creamy wine sauce baked in flaky pastry
Shortly after clearing our plates, the waitstaff returned to sing Happy Birthday to Shelly & give her an off menu cake. The cake is a rich big slice that we shared with the whole table.
|Off Menu: Chocolate Celebration Cake|
They returned with the daily dessert menu.
Shelly selected a mediocre souffle.
|Decadent Drambuie Souffle|
|Frozen Chocolate Praline Torte|
almond Florentine crisp