My friend in England (you know who you are, S.C.) wondered why I hadn't written a blog in a while. My response was simple:
I haven't been anywhere lately!
However, I have been to plenty of places before I started blogging, so I will go backwards for a while and take you on a culinary cruise aboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam!
Upon arrival, my sisters and I booted it up to the lido desk to start our 7 day feast with a little something from the buffet line!
|Started with salads as we knew the calories were coming!|
On our first night, Dad treated us to a gastronomic evening at the Pinnacle Grill, which is the upscale restaurant that has an extra charge - boy was it worth it!
|Chilled seafood medley|
|Extra JUMBO shrimp!|
|Melt in your mouth Filet Mignon|
|Everyone knows I LOVE creme brule|
The sunset did not disappoint
We visited a number of Caribbean islands and tasted everything the ship had to offer!
|Seared Tuna steak|
|Key Lime Pie|
Just when we thought we couldn't eat another bite, another day dawned and we went at it again.
|Ever had raspberry soup?|
|If you know me, you know this is what I had!|
|Another rendition of creme brule|
One of our last ports of call was Costa Maya.
It struck me as poor place,
but had pristine beaches and pretty houses.
Some of our last meals.....
The highlight of the cruise was the 'dessert extravaganza'.
The chefs spent hours preparing every sweet treat you can imagine.
A final sunset as we sailed back to reality!
We spent our last evening in Fort Lauderdale,
so having been there before,
dined at the sidewalk cafe
of the Riverside Hotel on Los Olas boulevard.
This is the BEST club sandwich I have ever eaten!
|Club on toasted cranberry/walnut bread slathered with spicy mayo!|
It was a trip I will never forget.
Thanks to my sisters, D & B, brother-in-law M and niece M.