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The definition of bruschetta is (AFAIK) toasted or grilled bread. The name applies, regardless of what it's topped with... So this isn't bruschetta. It's bread with different toppings. If the toppings were tasty, I'd forgive them.

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Sacramento, CA
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Originally posted by jpalbny
The definition of bruschetta is (AFAIK) toasted or grilled bread. The name applies, regardless of what it's topped with... So this isn't bruschetta. It's bread with different toppings. If the toppings were tasty, I'd forgive them.

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They were not tasty. Left one was red peppers. Center was something that perhaps resembled pesto, right was small diced tomatoes, no sauce or marinade. Overall, very bland bruschetta.


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Scluvsrain, I remembered that you said it wasn't tasty. I've been following this thread pretty closely because I've been so surprised by your bad experience with the food. What a shame, but glad everything else was better than that.

I meant, "Had the toppings been tasty, I would have forgiven them the untoasted bread." And my point was that you can't technically call it bruschetta if the bread isn't toasted.

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Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
Avalon Affinity - Danube - Vienna to Passau - June 2013(flooded! - awesome land trip instead )
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012 (pics1) (pics2)
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Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011 (Peru pics) (Galapagos pics)
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Originally posted by jpalbny
And my point was that you can't technically call it bruschetta if the bread isn't toasted.
Agreed, very basic error in preparation.
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Oh. I also found out from speaking to management yesterday, that our chef is not vacation relief. He is a regular chef and he had been on vacation and he returned to his regular ship, which is the one I'm on.


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2008-Prinsendam-Celtic Kingdoms Cruise
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2013-Volendam - Singapore-Thailand-Vietnam-HK
2013-Zuiderdam-Pacific Coastal
2013-Eurodam-East Coast/Canada
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2016-Maasdam - Alaska - 14 day R/T Seattle
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2017-Prinsendam - North Cape Explorer
2017 - Tauck River Cruise - Budapest to Amsterdam

2018 - World Cruise segment - Auckland to Hong Kong
2018 - Prinsendam - 28 Day Rivers Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Explorer
2019- Prinsendam - Grand South America
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scluvsrain - are you going to do your own review with photos when you are done? If so please let us know. I plan on doing a live review of our May 2018 Tauck Seine Paris - London river cruise. Would love to see your full review. Hope you are enjoying other aspects of the cruise.


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HBCcruiser - I write a travel blog. I am running behind but am about to start my blow by blow review beginning in Budapest. You can find the link in my signature or www.scluvsrain.blogspot.com.

Sometimes I post live from commentary on CC but usually it's just through my blog.


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2003-Noordam-Baltic
2004-Amsterdam-South America
2004-Zuiderdam-Eastern Caribbean
2004-Amsterdam-Seattle-Vancouver
2005-Westerdam-Transatlantic Ft Lauderdale/Rome
2007-Statendam-Hong Kong to Osaka
2008-Prinsendam-Celtic Kingdoms Cruise
2009-Oosterdam-Med Kngdms-Venice/Turkey/Greece
2013-Volendam - Singapore-Thailand-Vietnam-HK
2013-Zuiderdam-Pacific Coastal
2013-Eurodam-East Coast/Canada
2014-Eurodam-Viking Passage
2015-Westerdam - Seattle to Alaska
2015-Veendam - Boston to San Diego
2016-Zaandam - South America/Antarctica
2016-Westerdam - Circle Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas
2016-Maasdam - Alaska - 14 day R/T Seattle
2017-Amsterdam - WORLD CRUISE!!!!!
2017-Prinsendam - North Cape Explorer
2017 - Tauck River Cruise - Budapest to Amsterdam

2018 - World Cruise segment - Auckland to Hong Kong
2018 - Prinsendam - 28 Day Rivers Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Explorer
2019- Prinsendam - Grand South America
Hermosa Beach
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Originally posted by scluvsrain
HBCcruiser - I write a travel blog. I am running behind but am about to start my blow by blow review beginning in Budapest. You can find the link in my signature or www.scluvsrain.blogspot.com.

Sometimes I post live from commentary on CC but usually it's just through my blog.


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