Friday, January 31, 2009 – day at sea – slightly more humid
Up at 7 to make dinner reservations in the specialty restaurant for 7 of us – the CARVERY. There is no charge but you have to reserve early as it only seats about 60 people.
I swam and it was lovely. The sun is now up about 7:20 and the water was warm and there were only three of us in the pool. Then I tried the sauna! LOVELY view to the sea and rolling waves and horizon.
Two computer classes, lunch in the restaurant and worked on uploading email onto the computer, another class, worked on the next cocktail party and by then it was time to dress for dinner! There were five of us in the CARVERY and it was very, very nice. I tried the pork with the hard crackle skin on top (just like I used to have in Denmark!) and apples and trifle. In any restaurant, the presentation is so incredible. The shape and size of the serving plates enhances the presentation and then when you eat it…oh wow…the meals are quite enjoyable. The meats and fish are of the best quality.
Here is a sample dinner menu:
There is always a choice from the ROYAL SPA SELECTIONAppetizer – Southwest Roasted Pepper and Avocado Salad and Pineapple Vinaigrette
Entrée – Stuffed Yellow Pepper with Marinated Sauce, Hazelnut Couscous and Haricot Verts
Dessert – Chocolate Banana Cake with Kahlua Sauce
Then on the APPETIZERS AND SOUPS
Smoked Halibut Mousse & Jumbo Shrimps, Citrus Salad and Crème Fraiche
Poached Pear with Goat Cheese Quenelles, Frisee Leaves and Candied Walnuts
Sauteed Chicken Livers with Madeira Glaze, Poached Eggs and Fried Crispy Onions
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Clear Oxtail Essence, Sherry, Wine Chester Stick
Lollo Rosso, Romaine, Spiced Nuts, Pickled Walnuts & Soy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mixed Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Scallions & Tarragon Vinaigrette
Bellini (Peach Puree, dash of lemon mix and sparking wine) $6.25 per glass
Cheese Tortellini, Fresh Sage, Brown Butter and Crème Fraiche
Salmon Coulibiac, Layers of Salmon, Spinach, Mushrooms, Eggs and Rice, Baked in Flaky Puff Pastry, Lemon and Dill Beurre Blanc
Pork Cordon Bleu, Pommes Elizabeth, Provencale Sauce
Sundried Tomato & Olive Crusted Rack of Lamb, Pommes Anna & Rosemary Jus
Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna, Roasted Plum Tomato Coulis
2007 Soave Classico, Pieropan, Veneto, Italy $40 per bottle
2004 Tignanello, Villa Antinori, Tuscany, Italy $105 per bottle
Crème Brulee Cheese Cake, Crimson Berries
Summer Berry Parfait with Vanilla and Honey
Sugar Free- Cherry Clafoutis
Rocky Road & Pistachio Ice Cream with Peach Frozen Yoghurt
Cheese Selection with Stilton, Herb Boursin, Munster, English Cheddar
1965 Sempe, Armagnac, France $16 per glass
We had a fantastic clarinetist tonight, Kenney Martyn. He played Night Train, Five Foot Two and an entire set of Benny Goodman. Great concert!