2019 World Cruise - Days 1 & 2
|Breakfast Tacos |
Egg, chorizo, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, cilantro crema, Maggi pickled jalapenos
Folded egg, jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, choice of side
Shortly after eating, we boarded the plane & enjoyed a few cocktails while we waited for our in-flight snack. The flight wasn't long enough for an actual meal, so a snack was all we got. Talk about first world problems.
|Inflight snack - strawberry, dried apricots, & grapes; 3 different cheeses; cream crackers; prosciutto; almonds & a salted caramel chocolate candy|
|Our Balcony view! This yacht happened to be docked beside us the entire stay so we didn't exactly get an intracoastal view|
|HOUSE MARGARITA w/ Passion Fruit|
Tradicional Silver, Triple Sec, and Housemade Sour Mix
Patron Silver, Citronge Orange Liqueur, Rocco’s Housemade Sour Mix
First to arrive was the Totopos (chips & salsa). These were wonderful, I loved the seasoned chips, reminded me of Jimmy Changas. All 3 salsas were really good. My favorite was the small bowl of red/rojo. Shelly’s favorite was the large bowl of red/house.
|TOTOPOS (CHIPS & SALSAS)|
|house (tomato, onion, cilantro); verde (tomatillo, jalapeno); rojo (roasted chiles, red peppers)|
Next was the Queso Fundido w/ Carne Molida & corn tortillas. This was especially good. It is served sizzling hot in a cast iron skillet with fresh cheese crumbled on top and a small dollop of sour cream. We were delighted to find peppers & onions underneath all that glorious cheese. They serve either flour or corn tortillas with it. In my opinion, the only thing to make it better would be more meat, or maybe steak fajita meat.
chihuahua cheddar cheeses, chile rajas, & carne molida baked in a skillet, served with corn tortillas
We finished up a half order of nachos. These were pretty damn good. It seems like they used a thinner chip than served with the salsa. We opted for no black beans. A few more jalapenos would have made this dish amazing. The cheese was melted on top of the meat, then sour cream, pico, and guacamole dressed it. I highly recommend these nachos.
|NACHOS (1/2 order)|
spicy beef, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, chihuahua cheese, pickled jalapeños
|Look at this menu!|
|Cpt Steve making a flower necklace for Shelly|
|She was so excited to hold a baby alligator|
We can't help ourselves when it comes to raw oysters. If they are on the menu we must order at least a half dozen, especially if they come with a mignonette sauce. Today was no exception. These were served with crackers, a cocktail horseradish sauce, a mignonette sauce & sriracha sauce. Yummy, clean oysters with a creaminess to them. Shelly loves any type of mignonette sauce and this one had a good vinegar note.
|½ Dozen Raw Oysters|
Now about those ribs... They tasted GREAT, with nice charred bits every once in a while and the meat fell off the bone tender. The glaze was not as spicy as I expected or would have liked, but still a tangy citrus taste. The French fries were cooked to perfection. The coleslaw was done with a honey mustard sauce, a tangy addition to this fresh slaw. I might do this at home.
|Danish Baby Back Barbecued Ribs w/ chipotle-pineapple bbq sauce, fries & coleslaw|
|Extra chipotle-pineapple bbq sauce|
I saw that they also had a signature dish called Snow Crab Scoobies. So of course, we had to get those as well. These ended up being our favorite dish here! I loved the garlic butter sauce with big slivers of garlic and a little heat from the pepper flakes! They include a few slices of thick bread that is perfect for sopping up all the butter and drippings of the claws. You have to order these Scoobies!
|Snow Crab Scoobies - crab claws in a herb, garlic & pepper flake butter sauce.|
We finished our delectable meal with Coconut Cheesecake with a strawberry/raspberry sauce. This was a bit spongy but creamy and we loved the tangy berry sauce and all the fresh coconut scattered on top and garnished on the plate. The Graham cracker crust incorporated coconut flakes carrying the flavor through out.
We got back to the hotel around 3:30pm & promptly took a nap. Upon waking up at 7pm, I wasn’t feeling up to going out to dinner. I think it was a combination of getting too hot earlier in the day & having such a late, large lunch. We opted to order pizza from MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company. I know, big shocker there, ordering pizza while traveling! How else can I try the local pizza places that deliver to hotels. I'm really glad we did though, it was incredible. We selected THE DEVIL’S PIZZA (Neapolitan style) It lived up to it's name with a great spice level that was still enjoyable. The crust was perfectly thin, slightly crispy, and terrific little burnt edges. All the toppings blended well together. I really enjoyed this and would definitely try more of their pizza creations.
|THE DEVIL’S PIZZA (Neapolitan style) |
Italian tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, housemade spicy sausage, spicy Italian salami, red chilies (spicy).
As if that pizza wasn't enough, we added on a side of magnificent meatballs. They were so tender, juicy, and served with a large ladle of tasty marinara, probably the best marinara I've had. This comes with 2 meatballs and 2 slices of toast drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Great side dish to cool off from the spicy pizza.
|HOUSEMADE MEATBALLS |
angus beef, fresh mozzarella, Italian marinara sauce, parmesan, basil.
Shelly got excited when she saw their SIGNATURE NUTELLA® CALZONE. So of course, we got one of those too. After the first bite she said, "This is so yummy! Warm nutella mixed with fresh berries in a soft dough. OMG this was divine!"
|SIGNATURE NUTELLA® CALZONE |
Nutella®, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries.
Next we forced ourselves to go to sleep, it was so hard with the anticipation of boarding the ship in the morning. Pacific Princess here we come!