Posted October 16th, 2006, 03:05 PM
What is the Alternative Menu?
About a month ago, Carnival decided to start shaking up their menus. Some of the old standards that we're all used to (such as Beef Wellington) are no longer being served. The new menu is a bit more "upscale" and creative, offering more innovative cuisine than what had been offered in the past. In the past, in addition to the items on the menu, many people knew that you could always get a steak, or chicken, or something else (can't remember what -- fish?). Now they've formalized that by offering the "alternative menu" at the bottom of each night's menu. The offerings are almost
identical from night to night -- there's always a beef dish, though it might be a minute steak one night, top sirloin the next, and short ribs the next. When it comes to dessert, the same thing happens -- there's a couple unique items each night, and then there are the alternative items, including the lovely new Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. It does look very similar to the Chocolate Lava Cake posted earlier in this thread, although it's served in a ramikin (much like a souffle) -- in fact, in my opinion, it's a cross between a chocolate souffle (that hasn't risen) and a hot chocolate pudding.
You are the best boyfriend!
I'd hardly agree that I'm the best
... I just believe in doing nice things for people. If she loved it so much, why wouldn't
I want to make her happy by making it for her again? (And no, I'm not in the doghouse... at least not this week!)
So if it's not the flourless cake, and it's not exactly the same as the lava cake, how will you figure out how to make it?
Well, the answer will most likely land me in the doghouse... While she's stuck at work over the holidays, I'm planning to take another cruise. Of course, the sole
purpose of that cruise will be to beat the pastry chef into submission until he tells me the recipe for the cake...
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