In May, we enjoyed 18 days out of the office taking a Lisbon to London cruise aboard the Seabourn Sojourn. Here are a few of my favorite dishes we discovered along the way, beginning with this Shrimp Cocktail from the Sojourn’s Restaurant 1 (main) dining room. Gorgeous presentation on Rosenthal china.
Also aboard the Sojourn, Soft-shelled Crab, better than my mother used to make (sorry, Mom!).
A vegetarian entrée aboard the Sojourn–Tofu with Chow Mein–light and full of interesting Asian spices.
During our first port call, in Gijon, Spain, we tried the traditional Asturian bean and meat stew offered to us for lunch at a traditional Sidre (hard- cider) factory.
Fresh oysters at Le Noailles, a restaurant we chose for our one dinner in Bordeaux (a beautiful city where we enjoyed an overnight port call).
Sole Meuniére at Le Noailles, our dinner restaurant in Bordeaux. One of the best (if not THE BEST) version of this dish we’ve ever had.
The giant “artichoke salad” I ordered at Le Noailles in Bordeaux. Big as your head! Served with traditional aïoli sauce.
Back aboard the Sojourn, I dove into this beautiful Bouillabaisse, made from the local fish we bought during our Market Tour with Seabourn chef Martin.
A gorgeous three-minute egg I enjoyed aboard the Sojourn during a sunny morning in Bordeaux. Look at that gorgeous saffron-colored yolk!
My fruit salad made a colorful photographic study when taken with my favorite Hipstamatic iPhone4 app.
Giant meringues in a bakery window in St. Malo, France–the “Buccaneer City!”
Gorgeous seafood displays at a restaurant in St. Malo.
Grilled lobster and boiled potatoes (local specialties) in Guernsey, England.
Macaron “ice-cream sandwiches” in Rouen, France.
Frites with mayonnaise, our well-deserved lunch after a busy day of sightseeing in Bruges, Belgium.
Back on shore during our three days in London post-cruise, we enjoyed steamed mussels at Wright Brothers, a well-known seafood restaurant in London.
The beautiful Spinach Soufflé I enjoyed during our last dinner of the 18-day trip. . .at Langan’s Brasserie, partly owned by actor Michael Caine, in the Mayfair section of London.