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Photo Review April/May 2015: Disney, Eclipse TA, London

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I hope you are not planning on working or sleeping before you finish your review. Priorities!!!

The food porn looks delicious!

 

JoAnn

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Great pics...how was your weather?

 

 

Florida was hot and humid, Bermuda was nice, a bit chilly and rainy. That could actually describe most of the trip - a bit chilly and rainy. We are from Phoenix Arizona though so anything below 75 degrees is almost chilly!

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Didn't get anything done last night but will take a lunch break today to add the next section.

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Looking forward to reading some more [emoji3]

 

 

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I'm glad you made it to Bermuda.

We did this trip in reverse last November and the weather was terrible across the Atlantic, so we went via Madeira to New York and missed out Bermuda :(

Enjoy the rest of your trip, looking forward to following your posts all the way to my home town.

 

Adele :)

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The best thing about a TA is you can get total R&R crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Enjoy your trip.

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Yeah, finally time to sit down and work on this report!

 

I think it was the night we left Bermuda that we had dinner at QSine with 2 other couples. Karen got us all organized and made the reservation. This was our first time at QSine so of course I brought my camera.

 

First, I really liked the quirky atmosphere - upside down table lamps attached to the ceiling.

 

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The place settings

 

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The bread was VERY good

 

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The drink was very good - this is the Side Car. I'm not used to sweet drinks though so would have been better as a desert!

 

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Although we all did our favorites, the waiter really just brought out what he thought was the best of the menu. Saying that, I think there are few things we didn't have. Lesson learned - you don't have to eat all of everything. Taste each one, but you don't have to finish. There were things at the end I would have loved to try, but it was too much food.

 

I wish I had the menu so I could remember what this was.

 

 

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Goat Cheese Salad was my favorite dish! My husband doesn't like goat cheese and he loved this as well.

 

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I didn't try this one, others did but I think it was Lava Crab? My drink started kicking in as I had skipped lunch to save room for dinner so some photos aren't as clear as they should be :o

 

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Popcorn fish was OK - my piece of fish was very chewy but the potato things that came with it were amazing. Terry said he had a good piece of fish and he really liked this.

 

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Egg rolls? I had one bite and it was good, but I could have easily been done with my meal at this point - so full!

 

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Painters Pallet which was filet. Two different versions to account for those who wanted theirs more rare. I loved the little mac and cheese sample and the demi-glace? sauce was well worth trying!

 

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Crunchies - always a favorite food - fried stuff.

 

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Linda and her husband tried the Lamb (sorry Linda's husband for forgetting your name!)

 

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Random photos I took while we were waiting for dessert. By this time, I was so excited to try something else, but wondering if I could even put another bite in my mouth, I was sooooo full.

 

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Silver bullet - I think it was gelato and sorbet - all I know is that it was so good I had to find a way to eat all of it!

 

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Chocolate Tombstone - also very good.

 

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They also brought 2 of us a Birthday cake.

 

I must have looked pitiful because they immediately offered to have it sent to our room for later. We did put it in the fridge and try it later. I was expecting chocolate cake. It was an amazing chocolate mouse with some sort of interesting flavor I couldn't figure out but was VERY VERY good!

 

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This was actually in our cabin when we returned from dinner so they must have had someone take it immediately while we were finishing.

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So... I can't go back and edit posts I did a while ago so here are some out of order photos of food I found.

 

Sangria?

 

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Tacos - I was too full so just had a bite of Terry's. It was another dish I would definitely order again.

 

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Thinking about this....... the waiter brought more than one of several of the options. I think instead of eating a whole taco, i would have been happier cutting it in half and eating just a little less. If I'd done this with other options I might have had room to try more things!

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And just when you think its all over - they bring this.

 

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Chocolate covered strawberries, but also in the grass were little cups of creme brulee. I tried a strawberry but thought I would be lucky to roll down the hallway at this point. Overall, it was a great dinner and I think enjoying it with friends made it even more fun!

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Sunday - Tuesday were all sea days where I slept, took lots of naps and read my book. I was surprised at how easy it was for me to do nothing!

 

We had lunch at the cafe several times.

 

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I really liked these rolls:

 

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I didn't get to try these but Terry liked them! We only saw them the one day. Each day we went back to tea time, they had a different choice. Guess I'll have to book another cruise to try these!

 

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And then, I had my very first scone ever. I am hooked on these now. I wonder how close they are to traditional English scones?

 

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I think we went to the Tuscan grill on Wednesday. It was the night before we docked in the Azores. I tried the same strategy - don't eat lunch so I have room for a wonderful dinner.

 

Tuscan Grill photos coming next!

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And then, I had my very first scone ever. I am hooked on these now. I wonder how close they are to traditional English scones?

 

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I hope you had jam and cream on your scones- typical Cornish/ Devon cream tea. The question is, do you put the jam on first. Then the cream, as I do. At least the cream then has something to stick on to!

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I hope you had jam and cream on your scones- typical Cornish/ Devon cream tea. The question is, do you put the jam on first. Then the cream, as I do. At least the cream then has something to stick on to!

 

They had jam and whipped cream available. I didn't think about the jam, but they were good with whipped cream. Now I know I need another cruise so I can try them with jam. (any excuse to book a cruise!)

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Tuscan Grill

 

This dinner was just the 2 of us. A nice romantic dinner with my husband!

 

The bread was good. Terry loved the focaccia. I didn't have any as I was trying to save room for the entree.

 

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This was one of the best crab cakes I've had. It was hot, moist and almost all crab!

 

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Terry had the Caesar salad which is prepared table side. They make it to your taste (asked for only half the anchovy).

 

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It was great - very cold and crisp lettuce with just enough cheese and anchovy for flavor.

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Terry ( Terry is my DH or husband if you haven't figured that out yet) had a pasta appetizer also. They did a smaller serving of the spaghetti bolognese.

 

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OK - this requires some comments.

 

My Step mother is Italian and does a wonderful spaghetti sauce. I've also spent 6 years playing with other bolognese recipes since its my husband's favorite food after pot roast. I've done Giada's recipe, my stepmother's, Mario's recipe not to mention many more.

 

This was better than my sauce recipe which is even difficult to type. After dinner we immediately went to the copy of the Celebrity cookbook to find the recipe but it wasn't included. A chef from QSine was there and I asked him. He told me the secret was adding sugar to the sauce but I know the depth of flavor had to be more than just sugar. So........... if anyone knows this recipe, please share! BTW.... I'm firmly against sugar in sauce. I'd rather add 2 Tablespoons of heavy cream to cut the acidity than to add sugar.

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Terry had the NY Strip which was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. We aren't big eaters but he finished every bite of his steak.

 

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I had the filet cooked medium. It was like eating butter it was so tender. This was well worth it and our favorite meal of the entire cruise (including Murano).

 

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