Another nice sea day highlighted by the Sommeliers Lunch. The two best meals we have had on the ship have been these lunches. They had to stop taking reservations at 32 persons. Went right from trivial pursuit to the lunch. Did better at lunch although I did know who the world’s richest male author was (James Patterson) and the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta with a particular character (“The Mikado”). When I was about 10, at Schroon Lake Camp, I was one of the three little maids from school when we performed that show.
Okay, the menu for yesterday’s lunch.
-Gateau Suduiraut Sauternes Premier Cru Classe 2015
-Louis Roderer Brut Champagne
-Nicolas Joly Savennieres Les Vieux Clos 2020. (Great and I bought six bottles)
-Chateau Pontet-Canet 5 eme Grand Cru Classe 2012
-Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
-Douro Valley Graham’s Port 20 years
Foie Gras Torchon with mango chutney tarting, Spanish almond Florentine, fries-celery salad
Goat cheese gnocchi, Norwegian smoked salmon Ossetra caviar, parmegiano foam
Black truffle risotto (needed more truffles) with parmesan crisps
Mushroom crusted fillet of beef tenderloin with fondant potato and roasted vegetables. or
Pacific Halibut & lobster Fricasse.
Truffle stuffed Camembert or
Chocolate fondant with peanut butter cream and caramel gelato
Today is our first stop in Fiji. Will look into gold pearls and, perhaps, visit a chocolate factory.
Good luck to granddaughter Harper who should hear from a couple of colleges today or tomorrow.
I find it amazing that, with almost 40,000 peoples dead from the earthquake, nothing is being asked about why there was such devastation. Doesn’t anyone besides me question whether all the buildings that collapsed should have collapsed?
Went to hear music, wrote most of this post, then went to Keller’s with two couples and to show—-a salute to Olivia Newton John. Barbara stayed in cabin.
It is now 11 p.m Wednesday night. Going to bed.
See you tomorrow. At least that is my plan.