Sunday, August 12, 2007

A meaty meal in Germany

We had been convinced that we would never eat again but here we are, back on the ship and back in the dining room. C and P are dining al Italian n the Yacht Club tonight to we have new dining companions. In fact the dining room is heaving, because so many of us have been to Berlin today many of those who would have been sat in the early sitting have joined us for the later sitting. It is rather loud and it’s quite difficult to make small talk with our somewhat grumpier companions. Let’s hope the food distracts us.

We start with Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Parmesan Shavings and Rocket Salad. It was okay, but not really a patch of yesterdays. Clearly our fellow diners are not raw meat eaters and look slightly horrified at my plate. I follow this with a bowl of Cock a Leekie Soup.

Then it’s more beef, this time it is Steak Diane – Pan Fried Steak in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Brandy and Mustard, Gratinated Potatoes and Melody of Vegetables. The steal is unfortunately not that luscious fillet we’d seen Neill flaming earlier this week but a thinner slightly gristlier version. And what do we spot in the melody of vegetables, some orange vegetable that I just can’t really place!

Our dessert was Ebony and Ivory Chocolate Bavarois with Bailey’s Cream Sauce.

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