Food is a big part of any cruise and on my recent Fred. Olsen, Braemar cruise, I enjoyed so many good dishes that I decided to photograph some of them and share them in a food blog.
I have gathered a collection of images from the Grampian Restaurant, Palms Cafe buffet, room service, Marquee Deck bar and one snap of traditional afternoon tea, which was served in the Observatory Lounge.
The food on Braemar was very good indeed. A substantial variety of options day and night and some of the best soups I have ever tasted! I especially liked the fact that both the Grampian and Thistle restaurants offered a menu option AND a buffet option for breakfast and lunch. If nothing on the menu grabbed your attention, then you could help yourself to some of the buffet options – for a picky eater like me, this was ideal! It also meant you didn’t have to leave one dining venue and go to another because the menu didn’t suit your tastes.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, I definitely enjoyed eating the food! 😉
Milk, white and dark chocolate mouse cake (it was good too!)
Grilled chicken breast with mushroom ragout
Grilled smoked pork loin with a fried egg
Breaded fish goujons with a small spoonful of potato and tartar sauce.
Pork cordon bleu filled with ham and Swiss Cheese, served with sauteed potatoes, green peas and baby onions
Chicken Vermicelli – Clear consomme with strips of chicken, fresh parsley and vermicelli noodles
Tagliatelle Alfredo – Pasta tossed in a light white wine and cheese sauce, garnished with tomato concasse
Rich (and delicious) chocolate fudge cake
Poached pear with fresh ice cream
Ham and cheese sandwich with ready salted crisps and a side of coleslaw (room service menu)
Milk, white and dark chocolate mousse with a raspberry compote
Roasted garlic soup – It smelled SO strong but in flavour it was not overpowering at all, just right.
Margherita pizza on the Marquee Deck
My choices from the Indian buffet in the Palms Cafe – Tandoori chicken, vegetable pakora and samosa, chicken curry, vegetable rice and a little piece of pitta bread
Grilled chicken breast served on a toasted bun with fries
My breakfast choice in the Palms Cafe one morning – Beans, scrambled egg and hash browns
Traditional afternoon tea served in the Observatory Lounge – Selection of pastries and tarts and sandwiches including egg mayonnaise, cucumber, plump shrimp and avocado and smoked salmon with cream cheese.
Spinach and potato soup – The BEST soup of the entire trip!
My choices from the Asian buffet in the Palms Cafe – Chicken skewers with peanut sauce, vegetable spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, noodles and some courgette, which I scooped out of another set of noodles 😉
Chocolate fudge cake with a rich cherry compote
Mozzarella, tomato and red onion salad
Smoked salmon parcel filled with diced potato and chopped spring onion, bound in horseradish mayonnaise
Grilled chicken breast wrapped in bacon and cheese, served with chunky chips, vegetables and a BBQ sauce
Shrimp cocktail with avocado
Tagliatelle Carbonara – with CRISPY bacon too, not the half cooked stuff that some places serve! It was lovely and creamy.
OK! Now you go…….eat!!!! 😉