Royal Caribbean Monday Dinner
Nelson @ Freedom of the Seas:
Escargots Bourguignonne: Tender snails, drenched in melted garlic-herb butter and baked to perfection. I've never had bad Escargots before...maybe because I always have it drenched in butter...you really can't go wrong.
Shrimp Cocktail: served chilled with spicy-sweet ROyal cocktail sauce. Kitty likes this (and the sauce).
Lobster Bisque: Rosy-colored and laced with whipped cream and Cognac, this is a classic fare. Another Bisque, another too salty soup. But I can't resist anything with the word "lobster"
Chilled Golden Pear Soup: Delicately sweet, this chilled soup serves as a canvas for the dark red of the dried cranberry garnish. This description sounded like is was directly lifted from Iron Chef. This tasted like baby food...not that that's necessarily a bad thing.
Roasted Duck: A black currant sauce and sweet red cabbage complement the richness of the duck, while golden brown potato croquettes add texture. I still can't believe they served a half duck portion. This was much, much large than I was expecting, because I was thinking it would come in filets. This was quite satisfying eating half a duck and it tasted good too. The potoato croqueettes and red cabbage, not so much.
Golden Sea Bass: Pan-seared and served on a mound of creamy black olive polenta, and accompanied by Spanish sofrito and fried capers. Kitty tried this dish, and I only had a little bit. The presentation was nice.
Filet of Beef: PIquant green peppercorn sauce is the perfect partner to this tender cut of beef; served with a mound of creamy whipped potatoes and meaty, sauteed crimini mushrooms. Can't complain, as it was pretty tasty. Could have been more rare though.
I forgot what the first dessert is, maybe a souffle of some sort?
Every night you can order ice cream if the other desserts don't interest you. We tried it this night, and it came with a cracker!
Cherry Jubilee. Kitty hates these cherries, so I ate this dessert. It was sweet and enjoyable.
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