One last Alaska post

The whole purpose of our Alaska trip was to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We knew that we weren’t really interested in a big cake-and-punch kind of reception where people feel compelled to bring gifts even if they are instructed not to and our children are busy people who don’t live near enough to each other or us for us to have a nice family dinner together with all the kids and grandkids. We had enjoyed a Caribbean cruise with friends a few years back to celebrate their 50th and they brought all their family along. Since neither we nor our kids have that kind of funds, we opted for a trip on our own.

Most of our meals on the ship were in the buffet-style meal area, but we scheduled one night of specialty dining were we could be served and enjoy being pampered. The first thing we were served, compliments of the chef, was a tiny chilled peach soup.

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Even the bread and butter were special! Breadstick and baguette all in one.

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Next came the appetizers. Mine was phyllo around brie and LeRoy’s was tomato bisque with tiny bits of seafood on the bottom.

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Each of us chose a main course that was prepared at our table by our waiter. He said he had to work in the kitchen to train before he was allowed to become a server and he did a wonderful job. LeRoy had a filet of sole, I think.

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and the spine was stripped clean in a few deft maneuvers by our waiter before it was served.

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Mine was lobster smothered in a sinful sauce that had a smattering of mushrooms and veggies. Oh yes, and butter and cream, LOTS of butter and cream. Add liquer and voila!

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Rarely do I have the opportunity to have a chocolate desert since LeRoy doesn’t eat chocolate and we usually share a desert when we are eating out. This time I had my own chocolate souffle and it was yummy! Decadent, even!

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LeRoy opted for a crepe flambed at our table with ice cream inside and a berry sauce on top.

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We thought we’d had a wonderful evening.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed our cruise along with us!

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