March 27, 2015
As I mentioned in this post, I was on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Century through the South China Sea for most of March. As promised, I’m sharing a post of just pictures of the food. It’s like Instragraming dinner but on a much more epic scale!
I wish I had taken pictures of the menu each day. They had really fancy descriptions of each dish. I’m afraid the captions on some of these plates is rather lacking, and I’m grasping at what I think it was.
WARNING, the rest of the page contains pictures of tasty food, most of which I wound up eating. Viewing these images may result in hunger, salivation and/or envy. Viewer discretion is advised.
(as always, click on any image for a larger resolution version)
Top Chef Inspired Menu
It seemed that Celebrity Cruises has some sort of partnership with the cooking Reality TV show “Top Chef.” So, for one dinner the entire menu was based on dishes cooked on the show.
Back to more non-Top Chef plates.
While on the chef, we attended two demonstrations by the Executive Chef. The first was “How to Cook the Perfect Steak”. This demonstration was interesting because he cooked it very slowly at a low temperature.
The second demonstration we attended by the Executive Chef was “How to Cook the Perfect Fish”
Vegetable Carving Demonstration
Now for something a little different. We went on a Shore Excursion in Hue, Vietnam organized through the Cruise Ship. It included lunch at a hotel in Hue. It was a pretty good 7-course meal!
And for something completely different…
While in Borocay, Philippines, my aunt organized a special meal. While we were at the beach she borrowed some money from us and said she was going to get lunch ready. She had done this before. She bought A LOT of fresh lobsters, shrimp fish and other seafood from a local market and then effectively rented out a “cooking kitchen.” The result was a lunch feast for the six of us.
So, that was A LOT of good food during the vacation. I hope you enjoyed this collection of pictures of plates!
Much to my surprise I only gained a couple of pounds throughout all this. In an upcoming post I’ll talk about my crazy fitness activities during the cruise that helped me from packing on the pounds.