I can still remember the Golden Apple and Peach Soup I ate on my Caribbean Cruise to Mexico. It was chilled, sweet and delicious. After tasting Beef Wellington and Baked Alaska, I knew I wanted to tour the galley and see where they made all those tasty dishes.
In the photo, you can see the popover crust surrounding the beef. Next to the asparagus is a spinach souffle cake, and the mashed potatoes have golden brown ridges.
I make it a habit to try all sorts of new dishes on a cruise. I especially enjoyed the seafood appetizer, a little cake with crab, lobster and salmon. Of course, after the galley tour, I had to buy the cookbook, Courses, A Culinary Journey, and get it signed by Executive Chef Antonio Cortese from Italy.
When I arrived back in Texas, I leafed through the cookbook, hoping to find many of the dishes I ate on the Caribbean Princess. I’m not afraid to try cooking gourmet dishes, but I discovered many ingredients listed were not commonly found in regular grocery stores. I guess I’ll have to visit Central Market in Colleyville soon. I’m looking forward to some interesting treats.