Clocks turned back one hour last night so we woke quite early. We headed up to the Lido deck for coffee and I was surprised at how many people were there at 5 am. Of course, for people from the East coast it was 9 a.m. their time.
We had a Danish with our coffee and I had a banana as well. This kept us satisfied until the dining room opened for breakfast. It was the regular breakfast menu and we had an enjoyable meal with a couple from Germany and a gentleman from Stockton.
We visited the gift shop when it opened and I bought some make-up to get me through the cruise. Then we read until I joined a group of ladies from the Facebook group for a crafts time. Most of us didn’t do crafts but it was fun to chat.
At 11:30 am we went to the cooking demonstration at the Steakhouse.
The best part was sampling the four recipes.
We all got a little booklet with the recipes as well.
Then it was time for lunch in the dining room. I was happy to see a regular lunch menu.
I had chilled avocado soup, grilled swai and crème caramel.
Steve had tossed salad, spaghetti and meatballs and crème caramel. We had a round table for six in the middle of the dining room and enjoyed chatting with the other two couples.
I met the guest services manager at 1:45 to pay for the Cruise Critic meet and greet and approve the setup. Our event was at the Frankenstein’s Lab night club on the top floor. It was hard to fit the check-in desk there. We had a count of 49 and I think everyone had a great time. When we left at 3:30, Steve and I were ready for a nap!
We had 6:30 pm reservations for the steakhouse and was seated promptly even though we got there about 10 minutes early. We selected tap water to drink. The chef’s amuse wasn’t the same for both of us. Steve had something with lobster in it (he couldn’t detect it ) and I had a bell pepper bisque. Neither one of us was excited about it.
We started out with shrimp cocktail and crab cake respectively. The crab cake was delicious! My husband enjoyed the shrimp but wished there was more (just four). Our next course we both had the lobster bisque. It was okay. Next time we eat here I will choose the French onion soup.
We had selected the same entrees – surf and turf. My side was creamed spinach and Steve selected a baked potato. We both loved our entrees. The lobster was tender and sweet and the fillet was cooked perfect (medium for us).
I didn’t care for the creamed spinach but I certainly had enough to eat. For dessert I ordered the Chocolate trio (although there were four dishes) and Steve ordered the Cheesecake. I forgot to take a picture of the cheesecake but It was the biggest I’ve ever seen served at any restaurant.
I wanted to attend the comedy show after dinner but my eyes just wouldn’t stay open and we went to bed early again.
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