Sunday, July 4, 2010

Russia -- and the way home

Food on the plane home was so bad that I didn't bother taking pictures, but couldn't pass up taking a picture of this Russian Baskin-Robbins ice cream container.

Last breakfast on the ship was pretty nondescript--just scrambled eggs, bacon and a slice of bread.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Russia - Day 10

The only meal I managed to photograph today was lunch, which included the usual salad, but also a "croque monsieur" and a sandwich.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Russia - Day 9

Banana pudding

Cannelloni (not seen, the salad which preceded it)

From the lunch buffet: pizza, salad and a sandwich

Breakfast: more Activia, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausasge, and hash browns

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Russia - Day 8

And then after the "dessert," came these little cream puffs.

Before they served the Baked Alaska they lit it with sparklers and ran through the dining room with it.

This was a bacon wrapped beef filet, which was surprisingly nondescript.

I do not remember what this was. I think it was some sort of veal with a pungent sauce.

I don't know what was underneath but that was caviar on top. I didn't think I liked caviar, but it was buttery and yummy.

I was getting pretty laissez-faire about taking pictures so I didn't take any of breakfast or lunch today, but tonight was the Captain's Dinner and it was a snazzy affair.

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.