Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Russia - Day 7

This was some sort of dessert with cherries.

This was leg of lamb with potatoes.

Garlic Soup for lunch.

More French Toast for Breakfast.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Russia - Day 6

Pear with caramel sauce.

Pork stuffed with prunes

Caribbean shrimp salad.

A selection of pastries that were offered each day in the Panorama Bar at tea time.

These were potato stuffed ravioli that were offered for a main course, but I was too full. Walt had a plate, though.

I forgot to take my camera to breakfast, so this is a lunch picture, with various salads from the salad bar.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Russia - Day 5

Blini were pretty much the same as blueberry pancakes, with a diifferent sauce.

The main course was meat loaf crusted with potatoes, but the best part of it was the paper thin piece of zucchini which had been fried and laid on top of the meat.

I actually liked the borscht.

Dinner started with some sort of potato salad

Dessert was ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Here are some Russian pelmini in cream sauce--we were supposed to learn how to make these, but the lesson had to be canceled.

This was from the salad bar--a crab sandwich and calamari rings.

A little Activia!

Russian blueberry pancakes are a lot more dense than we are accustomed too.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Russia - Day 4

We closed off dinner with a creme caramel.

The roast leg of lamb was very good.

This was vegetable broth with cheese biscuits.

One of the best things we had on the trip--a shrimp cocktail with cognac.

Getting full of five course lunches, so I stopped after the salad bar, but that included a Reuben sandwich and a BLT!

French Toast for breakfast this morning

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Russia - Day 3

The baked apple with caramel sauce and currant syrup looked better than it tasted.

The main course was veal with some sort of a potato stuffing that was very good.

This veal stew was called a "hot appetizer."

This was a Nordic potato soup...many of the soups we had seemed to have a potato base.

This starter was a salmon carpaccio and was one of the better things we had on the trip.

Lunch dessert was peach melba.

Lunch was an onion cheeses quiche, heavy on the onions and one of those strange potato thingies that seemed to grace just about every main dish!

Breakfast this morning was eggs benedict.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Russia - Day 2

For dessert there was a "Swan Lake," creme puffs in the shape of swans, swimming on a sea of custard.

The main dish was plaice with tartar sauce

Then we had beet root soup.

This was our Russian dinner and started with a Russian salad with cubes of cream cheese.

The lunch dessert was an apricot roulade.

For lunch there was a potato/zucchini patty topped with some fabulous fried onion strings and then some sort of potato "bow."

Breakfast this morning was muesli with fresh fruit and a crsoissant.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Russia - Day 1

Dessert was an apricot panna cotta.

However, the veal cordon bleu with potatoes was delicious.

Lunch was a box lunch that I didn't photograph, but the first course of dinner was "honey ham with melon." I suppose prosciutto with melon, but not nearly as good as in Italy.

Ths ship had a huge buffet for breakfast every day and on this first day I went a little crazy. I had eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, a raisin roll, potatoes and cereal with dried strawberries, but I didn't eat the yogurt and the cereal was too soggy and the strawberries too sweet, so I didn't eat that either.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Helsinki and Russia

We finally settled into our stateroom on the Viking Kirov and went to a late supper that was held for us in the Sky Lounge. The stroganoff with spaetzel was much better than the stroganoff we had on the ferry the night before. There was also salad and a delicious chocolate mousse.

We had lunch at the Farmers Market by the wharf in Helsinki, just below the Uspinsky Cathedral. Char and I had raspberry crepes; Mike and Walt had chicken/papaya crepes.

This was our last breakfast at the hotel -- fruit, eggs, salmon, cheese, potatoes, cake and croissant.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Helsinki and Estonia

We ate dinner on the ferry, returning to Helsinki. This was microwaved beef stroganoff and salad.

We had lunch in Old Town Tallin, Estonia (oh that sounds so cosmpolitan!). This was an Italian restaurant and I had "Ravioli Burro," which was ravioli in butter and sage...doesn't look like a lot, but it was very filling. We also had beer to go with the food.

This was all that was left of my breakfast when I remembered to take out the camera. It HAD been eggs, potatoes, bacon, and a croissant.