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Do you enjoy the lamb in dining room?

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I always have lamb on HAL ships and it has always been delicious. I also enjoy the duck they prepare, especially the boneless breast of duck. I'm not a big meat eater at home, but I do enjoy the meat on HAL cruises. A cruise is a great time to try different things, especially since you know that if you don't like it, you can always order something else.

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HAL's rack of lamb is good, well presently and well-sauced, although a bit tough.

Roast leg of lamb is served in very thin slices and is extremely tender. The mint-infused gravy is superb.

Both are a great treat.


The pork dishes we've had tend to be large portions of very nicely cooked cuts that tend to be tough. Great sauces, though.


The duck dishes are always really flavourful, but fat.


Venison and pheasant are a great change from the regularly available meats.


No, you won't get flamed by the vegetarians, but HAl does come up with some really excellent veggie dishes. Try one on a night when you just can't decide about the meat dishes!;)

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Since I'm the only person in our family who likes lamb, I rarely make it at home, so I always order it on a cruise. I've always enjoyed the lamb dishes, and never found it to be anything less than what I ordered. Enjoy it!


Smooth Sailing! :) :) :)

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The Pinnacle's Rack of Lamb was superb! I enjoy lamb & pork on Hal and at home, however have never tasted the Venison..Unfortunately, I had very gamey tasting fresh Venison years ago, & never enjoyed it... Have not tried it since..I don't like Duck either but my DH loves Duck & seemed to enjoy it on HAL..


However did not like HAL's Meatloaf! :( Mine is much better!

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On my last HAL cruise, I didn't get lamb as I was fairly "lambed" out after staying with my sis-n-law in Athens for 10 days (last day was a family get-together where we roasted the whole lamb on a spit (Souvla in Greek). With that said, our tablemates had lamb and enjoyed it. I prefer Greek Tzatziki sauce Vs Mint Jelly (most Greeks I know see mint jelly on a menu with lamb and say "are they nuts?"). Tzatziki is made with a plain yogert base with shreaded fresh garlic, shreaded cucumbers, and olive oil usually served as a side with pita. In the states (at a good greek resturaunt anyway) you can find it on Gyro wraps or as a side with Souvlaki.

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Thanks, all the reports sound good to me, I just had leftover pizza for lunch.:)


hmmm, I'm not sure about ordering the rack of lamb in the Pinnacle when it's on the regular menu. Last time I had the filet mignon and let that be my beef for the entire trip.


I'm used to lamb and pork being tough because I like mine medium well (I keep thinking the chef is going to come out and chastise me or cry -one). Do you think they were tough because of the grade of meat or the way they were prepared?


My DH loves duck, I haven't had it on HAL because there's usually another of my favorites that night.


The leg of lamb (is that called lamb shank sometimes) that's the lamb I've being wondering about trying too. Thanks for the report.


Is the quail or pheasant served as an appetizer or the entree?



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I am in the minority on the praises of lamb served on the ship.


Coming from the home of lamb and being the food I long for most when being overseas or far from home, I have to say that the lamb on any ship we have sailed on is not up to what we serve here at home.


A leg of lamb here is so delicious and tender and I usually find the ship's is tougher and doesn't have the wonderful flavour. It probably is imported from either N.Z. or here but somewhere along the way it loses out.


The same for the racks of lamb. I am used to them being just so tender and flavoursome and I have found that they just do not add up to what we eat here.


If you are not lamb eaters then you probably would think it is good but as lamb is part of our diet and we eat it at least twice a week we do know good lamb when it is served.


I usually order lamb the first time it is offered and then refrain from having anymore for the rest of the cruise as I am usually so disappointed.



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I understand aussie. I was born and raised in Louisiana. So never am I pleased except in Louisiana when I order gumbo, etoufee, crawfish, red beans and rice, brown gravy and rice etc. DH refuses to let me order it because he doesn't want to hear that once again this is not as good as the originals.


But I've never had the authentic lamb so I'll just have to trust you that it's the best. I believe the greek lamb mentioned earlier sounded pretty good too. I'll have to settle for what I can get, yum.

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